His Holiness Patriarch Kirill answered questions from participants in the Ninth Faith and Word festival
On October 21, 2021, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, had an online conversation with delegates of the 9th International Faith and Word Festival held on the theme “The Church in the Changing Word: Challenges and Lessons of Digitalization”. The Primate of the Russian Church answered questions from participants in the forum.
DECR Chairman congratulated His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada on his namesake day
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations, sent a congratulatory message to His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada on the day of his namesake
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with president of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
On October 4, 2021, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations (DECR), who is in Italy for a working trip with a blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met with the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch.
On October 20, 2021, during the 9th International Faith and Word Festival held from October 18-22 at the Klyazma rest house, a panel discussion on “Fanar’s Actions in Ukraine: Reflection in the Media Space”, a major international event, took place as part of the festival
Third round of negotiations held in Egypt on developing academic cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church
A new church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church dedicated to Great Martyr George the Conqueror was consecrated in the Peski village, Gorokhov district, Volyn region, on October 3, 2021. It has been built in place of the St. George church captured by schismatics in 2019, reports the Volyn Diocese Press Service.
Bishop of Argentina Leonid visits Russian embassy school in Argentina
On September 30, 2021, the Synodal Commission on Bioethics held its first plenary session, at the Sretensky Patriarchal Monastery in Moscow. It was chaired by Bishop Siluan of Petergof, rector of St. Petersburg Theological Academy. Among the attendees of the on-line and off-line session was Archpriest Nikolay Balashov, vice-chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.
His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch meets with representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church expressed its deep sorrow at the fact of concelebration of Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria with the head of a schismatic structure operating in Ukraine, and noted that it “makes the split between the two Churches even deeper.”
DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations meets with representative of the Ethiopian Church
On September 18, 2021, on the feast of the Prophet Zechariah and Righteous Elizabeth, parents of St. John the Baptist (I), the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the diocesan community of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke in Tunbridge Wells.
From capture to new church: in Ukraine a film was shot about community that survived schismatics’ raid
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
The Church’s communication with the world external to her is a special but integral part of Orthodox mission. This ministry is not always the direct proclamation of the Word of God. However, it helps millions of people to see Orthodoxy from various viewpoints and also to come to feel the beauty and power of Orthodoxy.
Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate DECR – Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk
The Department for External Church Relations (DECR) carries out an important service standing on the front lines of our Church, defending these boundaries and entering into dialogue with all well-wishers and not only well-wishers. Dialogue is necessary, in the first place, for the defense of our Church so that she may continue carrying out her salvific ministry.