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22.06.2017 7:24

DECR chairman meets with Coptic monastic delegation

DECR chairman meets with Coptic monastic delegation On 21 June 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with representatives of the monastic community of the Coptic Church.
21.06.2017 20:31

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Ambassador of Belarus to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Ambassador of Belarus to Russia On 21 June 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H.E. Mr. Igor Petrishenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus.
21.06.2017 20:25

Metropolitan Hilarion congratulated on 30th anniversary of his ministry

Metropolitan Hilarion congratulated on 30th anniversary of his ministry On June 21, 2017, the day of the 30th anniversary of his ministry, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of the…
21.06.2017 18:59

DECR chairman meets with deputy head of the First European Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

DECR chairman meets with deputy head of the First European Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Metropolitan Hilarion welcomed the diplomat to the Synodal institution responsible for external contacts of the Russian Church.
20.06.2017 17:49

His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem expresses support to Ukrainian Orthodox Church

His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem expresses support to Ukrainian Orthodox Church His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine sent a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia concerning the situation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
20.06.2017 13:09

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates liturgy on the 30th anniversary of his monastic vows at Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates liturgy on the 30th anniversary of his monastic vows at Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius (Russian) 19 июня 2017 года, в день памяти преподобного Илариона Нового, митрополит Волоколамский Иларион совершил богослужение в Свято-Духовом монастыре Вильнюса, где ровно 30 лет назад он был пострижен в монашество.
18.06.2017 23:58

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill receives delegation of the Coptic Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill receives delegation of the Coptic Church On June 18, 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the delegation of the monks of the Coptic Church at the Red Hall of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
18.06.2017 21:47

Patriarch Kirill blesses monument marking 10th anniversary of restoration of unity of Russian Orthodox Church

Patriarch Kirill blesses monument marking 10th anniversary of restoration of unity of Russian Orthodox Church This year marks the 10th anniversary of the restoration of unity of the Local Russian Orthodox Church.
17.06.2017 13:56

Delegation of the Coptic Church arrives in Russia

Delegation of the Coptic Church arrives in Russia The visit takes place in the context of dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church and is a return visit.
16.06.2017 20:59

Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church visits the Republic of Korea

Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church visits the Republic of Korea Archbishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administrative secretariat and administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in the countries of East and Southeast Asia arrived in Seoul visited the Republic of Korea on June 15-16, 2017.
16.06.2017 17:14

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s book “Freedom and Responsibility: A Search for Harmony” in the Korean language is presented in Seoul

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s book “Freedom and Responsibility: A Search for Harmony” in the Korean language is presented in Seoul On 15 June 2017, the book written by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, “Freedom and Responsibility: A Search for Harmony” in the Korean language, was presented at the capital of the Republic of Korea.
16.06.2017 11:54

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Macedonia’s ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Macedonia’s ambassador to Russia They discussed a number of issues of mutual concern.
15.06.2017 11:33

DECR chairman expressed condolences over demise of a senior hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch

DECR chairman expressed condolences over demise of a senior hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch On 14 June 2017 a senior hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, Metropolitan Antonio of Mexico, Venezuela, Central America and the Caribbean passed away.
14.06.2017 20:58

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk presides over panel discussion on the role of theology in education and upbringing of a contemporary person

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk presides over panel discussion on the role of theology in education and upbringing of a contemporary person The discussion was held in the framework of the 1st All-Russian academic conference on Theology in Humanitarian Education which is taking place at the MEPhi.
14.06.2017 16:49

The first All-Russian academic conference on Theology in Humanitarian Education takes place in Moscow

The first All-Russian academic conference on Theology in Humanitarian Education takes place in Moscow The first All-Russian academic conference on Theology in Humanitarian Education began its work on June 14, 2017.
14.06.2017 15:31

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends greetings to the participants in the 1st All-Russian academic conference on Theology in Humanitarian Education

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends greetings to the participants in the 1st All-Russian academic conference on Theology in Humanitarian Education On June 14, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion read out welcome address of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the opening session.
13.06.2017 14:15

Patriarch Kirill presides over Supreme Church Council regular session

Patriarch Kirill presides over Supreme Church Council regular session The Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church met at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. It was chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
13.06.2017 10:05

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople on his Nameday

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople on his Nameday Congratulatory message reads as follows
13.06.2017 10:04

DECR chairman greets His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople with his Nameday

DECR chairman greets His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople with his Nameday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople with his Nameday:
12.06.2017 12:00

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Australia to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Australia to Russia The meeting took place at the parish residence of the Moscow church dedicated to the “Joy to All the Afflicted” icon of the Mother of God.
08.06.2017 23:35

Patriarch Kirill meets with heads of diplomatic missions of Latin American countries in Russia

Patriarch Kirill meets with heads of diplomatic missions of Latin American countries in Russia His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with heads of diplomatic missions of Latin American countries in Russia, at the patriarchal and synodal resident in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow.
08.06.2017 17:52

Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill over terrorist attacks in Tehran

Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill over terrorist attacks in Tehran His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over terrorist attack s in the capital of Iran. Seventeen people were killed and forty-three wounded as a result of the attacks.
06.06.2017 22:40

Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem condemns actions aimed against canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem condemns actions aimed against canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church As was reported earlier, the Ukrainian Supreme Rada was to consider Bills No. 4128 and No. 4511.
05.06.2017 15:37

Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church representation to the European international institutions is consecrated in Kiev

Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church representation to the European international institutions is consecrated in Kiev On 5 June 2017, the Day of the Holy Spirit, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Trinity Cathedral, one of the largest Ukrainian Orthodox churches in Kiev.
03.06.2017 21:58

DECR chairman meets with leadership of the Lebanese-Russian House

DECR chairman meets with leadership of the Lebanese-Russian House On 3 June 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Nicolas Badawi, president of the Lebanese-Russian organization and its other leaders. The meeting took place at the parish residence of the Moscow church dedicated to the icon of the Mother…
02.06.2017 22:46

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs grand meeting held on the occasion of the 135th anniversary of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs grand meeting held on the occasion of the 135th anniversary of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society On 2 June 2017, the 4th election conference of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS) and grand meeting dedicated to its 135th anniversary took place at the Hall of Church Councils of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow2.
02.06.2017 15:29

DECR chairman meets with the State of Palestine’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities

DECR chairman meets with the State of Palestine’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the State of Palestine’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Mrs. Rula Ma’ayah.
31.05.2017 14:41

Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at the Council of the Federation plenary session

Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at the Council of the Federation plenary session Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies, spoke at the Experts’ Time section of the Council of the Federation plenary session.
31.05.2017 12:52

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primate of the Polish Orthodox Church on the anniversary of his enthronement

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primate of the Polish Orthodox Church on the anniversary of his enthronement His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland on the anniversary of his enthronement
31.05.2017 12:48

DECR chairman greets His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland with the anniversary of his enthronement

DECR chairman greets His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland with the anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland with the anniversary of his enthronement.