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29.06.2016 14:22

Ukrainian Orthodoxy On The Path To Confessing The Faith

by Andrei Rogozyansky
24.06.2016 14:30

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople sends to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill condolences upon the tragedy on Syamozero

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople sends to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill condolences upon the tragedy on Syamozero In his letter to the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople expressed condolences upon the tragic events on Syamozero in Karelia involving the death of fourteen people including thirteen children. The search for one more child continues.
23.06.2016 19:47

Meeting of the Russian part of the Council for Interreligious Cooperation under the Russian-Chinese Committee for Peace, Friendship and Development

Meeting of the Russian part of the Council for Interreligious Cooperation under the Russian-Chinese Committee for Peace, Friendship and Development On June 23, 2016, the Russian part of the Council for Interreligious Cooperation under the Russian-Chinese Committee for Friendship, Peace and Development met at the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR).
22.06.2016 23:45

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s letter on the occasion of the terrorist attack in Qamishli

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s letter on the occasion of the terrorist attack in Qamishli His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following letter to His Holiness Mar Ignatios Aphrem II, Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, on the occasion of the terrorist attack at Al-Qamishli in Syria.
21.06.2016 14:06

Khmer version of the Divine Liturgy comes out in Cambodia

Khmer version of the Divine Liturgy comes out in Cambodia The Khmer version of the Divine Liturgy has come out in Cambodia. In addition to the text of the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, the book also contains the prayers before and after the Holy Communion.
18.06.2016 3:40

Round Table on ‘Why the Council on Crete has not become a Pan-Orthodox Council?’

Round Table on ‘Why the Council on Crete has not become a Pan-Orthodox Council?’ The Round Table on ‘Why the Council on Crete has not become a Pan-Orthodox Council?’ took place at the ‘Russia Today’ International Multimedia Press Centre on June 17, 2016.
17.06.2016 12:00

Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to Primates and representatives of Local Orthodox Churches who have assembled in Crete

Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to Primates and representatives of Local Orthodox Churches who have assembled in Crete His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a message to the Primates and representative of Local Orthodox Churches who have assembled in the Island of Crete.
16.06.2016 21:58

Metropolitan Hilarion: There are no grounds for speaking of any division in the Orthodox world

Metropolitan Hilarion: There are no grounds for speaking of any division in the Orthodox world Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk gave an interview to the RIA Novosti.
16.06.2016 12:44

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs session of the Supreme Council of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs session of the Supreme Council of the Russian Orthodox Church On 16 June 2016, a session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church began its work at the Hall of the Supreme Church Council at the Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
14.06.2016 16:34

‘Unity cannot be imposed on churches’ – Russian Orthodox Church spokesman to RT

‘Unity cannot be imposed on churches’ – Russian Orthodox Church spokesman to RT The landmark meeting of the heads of all Orthodox Christian churches could be postponed as five out of 14 churches have pulled out. The head of external relations at the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion, explains the situation to RT.
14.06.2016 15:39

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulatory message to the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church on the occasion of his Name Day

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulatory message to the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church on the occasion of his Name Day His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has greeted His Beatitude Heronymos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, on the occasion of his Name Day.
14.06.2016 15:38

DECR chairman sends a message of greetings to the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church on the occasion of his Name Day

DECR chairman sends a message of greetings to the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church on the occasion of his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) greeted His Beatitude, Archbishop Hieronymos of Athens and All Greece on the occasion of his Name Day.
13.06.2016 22:20

Metropolitan Hilarion: All Churches should participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council

Metropolitan Hilarion: All Churches should participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, at the briefing for mass media gave comments on the decisions of the Holy Synod
13.06.2016 22:04

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Voices of the Churches should not be disregarded

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Voices of the Churches should not be disregarded Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, said in his comments on the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church that the situation that has come about is not catastrophic.
13.06.2016 20:12

Russian Orthodox Church insists on the need to postpone the date of the Pan-Orthodox Council

Russian Orthodox Church insists on the need to postpone the date of the Pan-Orthodox Council On June 13, 2016, at its extraordinary session, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church considered the situation, which has arisen because of the refusal of a number of Local Orthodox Churches to participate in the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church.
13.06.2016 18:44

On the situation caused by the refusal of several Local Orthodox Churches to participate in the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

On the situation caused by the refusal of several Local Orthodox Churches to participate in the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church Statement of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church
11.06.2016 22:54

The Georgian Orthodox Church will not take part in the Pan-Orthodox Council

The Georgian Orthodox Church will not take part in the Pan-Orthodox Council The Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church met for a regular session on June 10, 2016. It was chaired by Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Iliya II.
11.06.2016 10:42

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople with his Nameday

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople with his Nameday The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent congratulatory message to His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople on the occasion of his Nameday.
11.06.2016 10:41

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople on his Nameday

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople on his Nameday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople with his Nameday.
10.06.2016 23:56

The Russian Orthodox Church Holy Synod will meet for an extraordinary session on Monday

The Russian Orthodox Church Holy Synod will meet for an extraordinary session on Monday The chairman of the Department for the Church’s Relations with the Mass Media, V. Legoida, explained that the Holy Synod meeting would take place to discuss the extraordinary situation, which has developed after the refusal of several Local Orthodox Churches to participate in the work of the Pan-Orthodox Council planned…
09.06.2016 17:47

Serbian Church proposes that the holding of the Pan-Orthodox Council be postponed

Serbian Church proposes that the holding of the Pan-Orthodox Council be postponed Local Orthodox Churches continue discussing the possibility for holding the Pan-Orthodox Council at the stated date.
07.06.2016 17:09

Metropolitan Hilarion: It is important for us that the Council will be a factor of unity and unanimity

Metropolitan Hilarion: It is important for us that the Council will be a factor of unity and unanimity In his exclusive interview to Russia-24 TV channel Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations commented on the refusal of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council due to open on 16 June 2016. Metropolitan Hilarion noted in particular...
06.06.2016 17:52

Metropolitan Hilarion presents V. Nikonov, State Duma Education Committee chairman, with Patriarchal award

Metropolitan Hilarion presents V. Nikonov, State Duma Education Committee chairman, with Patriarchal award On June 5, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), attended the reception given on the occasions of the 60th birthday of V. Nikonov, chairman of the State Duma Education Committee and head of the Russian World Foundation.
04.06.2016 10:04

Interview with Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk with The National Herald on the forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council

Interview with Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk with The National Herald on the forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council Interview with Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk with The National Herald on the forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council.
03.06.2016 21:34

Session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 3 June 2016

Session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 3 June 2016 Serious problems which have arisen in the course of preparations for the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church to take place from June 18 to 26, 2016, especially concerning the refusal of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to attend the Council if its date is not put off and…
03.06.2016 15:14

Russian ambassador to Bulgaria decorated by Bulgarian Orthodox Church

Russian ambassador to Bulgaria decorated by Bulgarian Orthodox Church On June 2, 2016, Russia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Yu. Isakov was awarded the Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s Order of Ss Cyril and Methodius, First Class.
03.06.2016 11:32

The St. Petersburg Russian-German forum’s working group ‘Churches in Europe’ meet in Hamburg

The St. Petersburg Russian-German forum’s working group ‘Churches in Europe’ meet in Hamburg The Churches in Europe working group of the Russian-German forum of civil societies ‘St. Petersburg Forum’s met for its regular session on May 30-31, 2015, in Hamburg.
02.06.2016 23:16

On the Protection of Unborn Children

On the Protection of Unborn Children Statement of the Interreligious Council in Russia
01.06.2016 19:59

Councils Are The Norm For Church Life, Not It’s Distortion

A Pan-Orthodox Council, which has not been convoked for more than thousand years and has been in preparation for more than fifty years, will take place on Crete in June.
01.06.2016 16:35

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with members of World Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with members of World Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots On 1 June 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with the members of the World Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots who arrived in Moscow for the Council’s 26th meeting organized by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.