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11.02.2016 10:39

Patriarch Kirill leaves for Cuba

Patriarch Kirill leaves for Cuba In the morning of February 11, 2016, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, left Moscow for a primatial visit to the Republic of Cuba, Republic of Paraguay and the Federative Republic of Brazil.
10.02.2016 19:44

Working group for coordinating Russian Orthodox Church’s missionary work in Philippines meets for its first session

Working group for coordinating Russian Orthodox Church’s missionary work in Philippines meets for its first session On February 10, 2016, the working group for organizing, supporting and coordinating the Russian Orthodox Church’s missionary work in the Philippines, established with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met for its first session at the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR).
10.02.2016 11:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East on anniversary of his enthronement

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East on anniversary of his enthronement His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East on the anniversary of his enthronement.
10.02.2016 11:00

Metropolitan Hilarion greets Primate of the Orthodox Church of Antioch with anniversary of his enthronement

Metropolitan Hilarion greets Primate of the Orthodox Church of Antioch with anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East on the occasion of the anniversary of his enthronement.
09.02.2016 22:33

St. Xenia of Petersburg is commemorated in Serbia

St. Xenia of Petersburg is commemorated in Serbia On 6 February 2016, the commemoration day of St. Xenia of Petersburg was celebrated at the Church o f the Holy Trinity, the metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade. St. Xenia is venerated in Serbia as deeply as in Russia.
09.02.2016 22:18

Meeting between Patriarch of Moscow and Pope of Rome discussed at Chatham House in London

Mr. Vladimir Legoida, head of the Synodal Department for Church-Society Relations and the Mass Media, speaking at Chatham House, the British Royal Institute of International Affairs, in London, answered questions from the British public, diplomats and the mass media concerning the meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia…
09.02.2016 15:40

Christmas dinner in Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs together wish church officials

Christmas dinner in Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs together wish church officials On February 9, 2016, a Christmas dinner took place at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ House of Receptions.
08.02.2016 15:36

Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church holds in Cairo its first session

Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church holds in Cairo its first session On 5-7 February 2016, the Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church held in Cairo its first session.
08.02.2016 12:04

Organizing Committee and Working Group for Preparing Celebrations Marking the Millennium of Russian Monasticism on Mount Athos meet in Moscow

Organizing Committee and Working Group for Preparing Celebrations Marking the Millennium of Russian Monasticism on Mount Athos meet in Moscow On 4 February 2016, the first joint meeting of the Presidential working group for preparing celebrations marking the millennium of Russian presence on Mount Athos and the Organizing Committee of the Russian Orthodox Church for preparing celebrations marking the millennium of Russian monasticism on Mount Athos took place in Moscow.
07.02.2016 18:32

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia greets His Beatitude Archbishop Hieronymos with anniversary of his election to the See of Primates of the Church of Greece

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia greets His Beatitude Archbishop Hieronymos with anniversary of his election to the See of Primates of the Church of Greece His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Greece on the occasion of the anniversary of his election to the See of Archbishops of Athens and All Greece.
07.02.2016 18:26

DECR chairman sends greetings to Primate of Church of Greece on the anniversary of his election to the See of Archbishops

DECR chairman sends greetings to Primate of Church of Greece on the anniversary of his election to the See of Archbishops Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to His Beatitude Archbishop Hieronymos of Athens and All Greece on the occasion of the anniversary of his election to the See of Primates of the Orthodox Church of Greece.
05.02.2016 14:21

Press conference at DECR on Patriarch Kirill’s forthcoming visit to Latin America

Press conference at DECR on Patriarch Kirill’s forthcoming visit to Latin America Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR), held a press conference on February 5, 2016, at the DECR.
05.02.2016 14:21

Joint Press Release of the Holy See and of the Patriarchate of Moscow

Joint Press Release of the Holy See and of the Patriarchate of Moscow The Holy See and the Patriarchate of Moscow are pleased to announce that, by the grace of God, His Holiness Pope Francis and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will meet on February 12.
04.02.2016 13:49

DECR chairman meets with president of Cardinal Paul Poupard Foundation, Mr. Musumeci

DECR chairman meets with president of Cardinal Paul Poupard Foundation, Mr. Musumeci On February 4, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with lawyer Giuseppe Musumeci, president of the Cardinal Paul Poupard Foundation, at the Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
03.02.2016 20:19

Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church completes its work

Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church completes its work In the morning of February 3, 2016, the Sacred Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church continued its work at the Hall of Church Councils of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
03.02.2016 20:02

The Message of the Sacred Bishops’ Council to the Clergy, Monastics and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church

The Message of the Sacred Bishops’ Council to the Clergy, Monastics and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church The Bishops’ Council which took place in Moscow on February 2-3, 2016, addressed the clergy, monastics and all the faithful children of the Russian Orthodox Church.
03.02.2016 15:36

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church meets in Moscow

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church meets in Moscow On 3 February 2016, a session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church took place at the Patriarchal Chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
03.02.2016 12:50

Bishops’ Council glorifies Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev)

Bishops’ Council glorifies Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) On 3 February 2016, the Sacred Bishops’ Council, at its 5th plenary session held in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, considered an issue of canonization of Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) of Boguchary.
03.02.2016 10:48

The second day of the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church

The second day of the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church On February 3, 2016, the Sacred Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church continued its work at the Church Councils Hall of the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
02.02.2016 17:31

Patriarch Kirill: At the present stage of drafting the catechesis, the priority is its church reception

In his report to the Bishops’ Council, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia spoke about the progress made in the work to draft the Catechesis of the Russian Orthodox Church.
02.02.2016 16:34

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill emphasizes the necessity to establish effective system of distant learning at seminaries

In his report to the Bishops’ Council, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia focused, among other things, on the reorganization of the system of theological education.
02.02.2016 12:45

In course of preparations for Pan-Orthodox Council, most of Russian Orthodox Church’s proposals approved

In the course of preparations for the Pan-Orthodox Council, including those made at the Synaxis of the Primates in January in Chambesy, most of the proposals made by the Russian Orthodox Church were approved, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia stated.
02.02.2016 12:41

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: Unilateral recognition of schism in Ukraine will have catastrophic consequences for the unity of the Orthodox Church

It would be beneficial to affirm at the Pan-Orthodox Council the principle of consensus of all Churches, which would exclude any unilateral actions in granting autocephaly in view of, for instance, non-canonical actions by representatives of some ecclesiastical entities in the USA and Canada, who are under the jurisdiction of…
02.02.2016 12:38

Patriarch Kirill: Any unilateral actions in granting autocephaly should be excluded

Among the topics considered in the preparation process for the Pan-Orthodox Council, are autonomy and the way of granting it, as well as autocephaly and the way of granting it.
02.02.2016 12:36

The issue of Orthodox Diaspora to be considered at the Pan-Orthodox Council

In his report delivered at the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia focused, among other things, on the preparation for the Pan-Orthodox Council and the topics which it will consider.
02.02.2016 12:25

Patriarch Kirill: The Pan-Orthodox Council’s document on Sacrament of Marriage called to respond to challenges threatening institution of family in modern world

Informing the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church on the progress of preparations for the Pan-Orthodox Council, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia mentioned in particular the Council’s draft documents on the Sacrament of Marriage and Its Impediments. This draft document, among others, was essentially revised…
02.02.2016 12:20

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: “The Mission of the Orthodox Church in Today’s World” is, I believe, the key document on the agenda of the Pan-Orthodox Council

The participants in the Synaxis of Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches which completed its work in Chambésy a few days ago managed to finalize and unanimously adopt the text of a draft decision of the Pan-Orthodox Council on the Mission of the Orthodox Church in Today’s World.
02.02.2016 12:15

Patriarch Kirill: There was no question of any union of the Orthodox Church with the non-Orthodox

The forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council is to consider a draft document on Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World adopted by the 5th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference on October 10-17, 2015, in Chambesy. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia reported this to the Bishops’…
02.02.2016 12:10

A draft document of Pan-Orthodox Council affirms for the first time on pan-Orthodox scale the obligatory character of Nativity, Apostles’ and Dormition fasts

Telling the participants in the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church about the preparation for the Pan-Orthodox Council, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia dwelt on draft documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church.
02.02.2016 12:00

Patriarch Kirill: We do not call the forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council ecumenical

Presenting his report to the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, which opened on February 2 in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia spoke on the preparations for the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church.