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02.08.2015 19:29

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of Georgian Orthodox Church with his Name Day

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of Georgian Orthodox Church with his Name Day On 2 August, the commemoration day of the Holy Prophet Elijah, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia greeted His Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia with his Name Day.
02.08.2015 19:28

DECR chairman sends greetings to His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia on his Name Day

DECR chairman sends greetings to His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia on his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, congratulated His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia, Archbishop of Mtskheta and Tbilisi, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, on his Name Day.
02.08.2015 18:49

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church congratulates His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania on the anniversary of his enthronement

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church congratulates His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania on the anniversary of his enthronement His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent greetings to the Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church on the occasion of the anniversary of his enthronement.
30.07.2015 16:41

DECR chairman sends greetings to new head of Armenian Catholic Church

DECR chairman sends greetings to new head of Armenian Catholic Church Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greeting to the new head of the Armenian Catholic Church, His Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Krikor Bedros XX.
30.07.2015 14:50

Celebrations to honour Prince Vladimir in St. Catherine’s in Rome

Celebrations to honour Prince Vladimir in St. Catherine’s in Rome On July 28, 2015, the Russian Orthodox Church commemorated the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles. This year the Church also marks the millennium of the demise of the Baptist of Rus’.
30.07.2015 14:37

Russian Orthodox Church representatives take part in events for Patriarch of Antioch’s visit to USA

Russian Orthodox Church representatives take part in events for Patriarch of Antioch’s visit to USA On July 27, 2015, the administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA Bishop Ioann of Naro-Fominsk, at the invitation of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada, took part in the ceremony of presenting the degree of Doctor of Theology honoris causa to His Beatitude John X,…
30.07.2015 14:17

Baptizer of Rus’ commemorated on Phuket Island

Baptizer of Rus’ commemorated on Phuket Island On July 28, 2015, the commemoration day of St Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles, the millennium of his repose was marked in Thailand.
28.07.2015 21:53

Grand reception in Kremlin on the occasion of the millennium of the demise of Prince Vladimir

Grand reception in Kremlin on the occasion of the millennium of the demise of Prince Vladimir Speeches were made by Russian President Vladimir Putting and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
28.07.2015 18:47

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the day marking the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the day marking the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles The 27th of July 2015, commemoration day of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, became the culmination of church-state celebrations on the occasion of the millennium of the demise of the Baptizer of Russia.
28.07.2015 17:06

Primate of Ukrainian Orthodox Church officiates at Divine Liturgy in Kiev Laura of the Caves on commemoration day of Holy Prince Vladimir

Primate of Ukrainian Orthodox Church officiates at Divine Liturgy in Kiev Laura of the Caves on commemoration day of Holy Prince Vladimir On 28 July 2015, commemoration day of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles (this year marks the millennium of his blessed demise), His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Kiev Laura of the Caves.
28.07.2015 8:30

Reception is given on behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill in honour of delegations of the Local Orthodox Churches

In the evening of 27 July 2015, after the meeting of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church with representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches.
28.07.2015 2:10

Patriarch Kirill meets with delegations of Local Orthodox Churches

Patriarch Kirill meets with delegations of Local Orthodox Churches On July 27, 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the delegations of Local Orthodox Churches, who came to Moscow for the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles.
27.07.2015 18:07

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends messages to Presidents of Russia and Ukraine on the eve of the Day of Baptism of Russia

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends messages to Presidents of Russia and Ukraine on the eve of the Day of Baptism of Russia On the eve of the celebrations marking the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent identical messages to the President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin, and the President of Ukraine, Mr. Petr Poroshenko, in which…
26.07.2015 23:51

Patriarch Kirill attends reception by Moscow Mayor on occasion of millennium of St Vladimir’s demise

Patriarch Kirill attends reception by Moscow Mayor on occasion of millennium of St Vladimir’s demise In the evening of July 26, 2015, after the Russian Field concert, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia attended the reception given by the Moscow mayor at the Catherine the Great Hall of the Grand Palace in Tsaritsyno.
26.07.2015 23:10

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin take part in 4th Interregional Festival of Slavic Art “Russian Field”

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin take part in 4th Interregional Festival of Slavic Art “Russian Field” This year the Festival is dedicated to the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles.
26.07.2015 22:02

Patriarch Kirill consecrates St Vladimir Chapel at Moscow Diocesan House

Patriarch Kirill consecrates St Vladimir Chapel at Moscow Diocesan House The restoration of the historic compound was carried out as part of the Presidential program of celebrations devoted to the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir.
24.07.2015 16:26

Message by Patriarch Kirill on the occasion of the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles

Message by Patriarch Kirill on the occasion of the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a Message to Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monks and Nuns, and All the Faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church on the occasion of the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostle.
23.07.2015 22:49

Orthodox Bulgarians venerate piece of St Seraphim of Sarov’s relics given to Bulgarian Church as a gift

Orthodox Bulgarians venerate piece of St Seraphim of Sarov’s relics given to Bulgarian Church as a gift The holy relics of St Seraphim of Sarov were taken out to the court of the Metropolia of Sofia for public veneration.
18.07.2015 19:46

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Spirit of the Laura of the Holy Trinity and St Sergius on the commemoration day of St Sergius of Radonezh

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Spirit of the Laura of the Holy Trinity and St Sergius on the commemoration day of St Sergius of Radonezh On 18 July 2015, the commemoration day of St Sergius of Radonezh, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, officiated at the Divine Liturgy in the Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles at the Laura of the Holy…
18.07.2015 13:45

Orphans from Syria visit Cathedral of St Vladimir in Chersonese

Orphans from Syria visit Cathedral of St Vladimir in Chersonese The children, who are spending their vacation at a youth camp in Crimea, came to the Chersonese with their new friends, children from Donbass and the Yaroslavl region.
16.07.2015 22:43

Inter-Council Presence Commission meets to discuss the Russian Orthodox Church’s attitude to non-Orthodoxy and other faiths

Inter-Council Presence Commission meets to discuss the Russian Orthodox Church’s attitude to non-Orthodoxy and other faiths July 16, 2015 – The Inter-Council Presence Commission met to discuss the attitude to non-Orthodoxy and other faiths at the conference hall of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR). The meeting was chaired by Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan, head of the Metropolitan District in the…
16.07.2015 21:04

Events devoted to Holy Prince Vladimir in Romanian capital

Events devoted to Holy Prince Vladimir in Romanian capital The guests saw the first part of the Romanian version of the documentary ‘The Second Baptism of Rus’ produced by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.
15.07.2015 16:32

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church completes its regular session

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church completes its regular session July 13, 2015 – the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church met for its regular session at the historic building of the Sacred Governing Synod in St Petersburg. The session was chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
15.07.2015 14:52

Another Christian pastor to be granted an early prison release in Iran

Another Christian pastor to be granted an early prison release in Iran n April 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a letter to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, asking him to pardon Farshid Fathi.
13.07.2015 13:14

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church meets for a regular session in St Petersburg

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church meets for a regular session in St Petersburg On July 13, 2015, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has met for its regular session at the historic building of the Governing Synod in St Petersburg. It is chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
12.07.2015 21:00

On Ss Peter and Paul Day, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at Moscow representation of the Church of Serbia

On Ss Peter and Paul Day, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at Moscow representation of the Church of Serbia On July 12, 2015, the Day of Ss Peter and Paul, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Ss Peter and Paul Church-on-the Yauza at the Moscow representation of the Church of Serbia.
10.07.2015 12:24

DECR chairman expresses condolences over demise of Ekaterina Genieva

DECR chairman expresses condolences over demise of Ekaterina Genieva Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, sent a message of condolences to Mr. Yury Belenky over the death of his spouse Ekaterina Genieva, Director General of the All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature.
07.07.2015 0:01

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople During their long talk, the sides discussed a wide range of issues concerning inter-church cooperation in the preparations for a Pan-Orthodox Council planned to take place in 2016, as well as other topics on the agenda of bilateral relations between the Patriarchates of Constantinople and Moscow.
06.07.2015 21:03

The Day of the Family, Love and Fidelity celebrated in Serbia for the first time

The Day of the Family, Love and Fidelity celebrated in Serbia for the first time On July 5, 2015, the Day of the Family, Love and Fidelity was celebrated for the first time at the Belgrade representation of the Russian Orthodox Church.
05.07.2015 20:18

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir was zealous advocate for the unity of Russian Orthodox Church

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir was zealous advocate for the unity of Russian Orthodox Church On 5 July 2015, after the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the “Joy to All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of God in Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, spoke in his homily about the late Metropolitan Vladimir (Sabodan)…