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24.07.2016 16:48

Patriarch Kirill celebrates liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka

Patriarch Kirill celebrates liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka On June 24, 2016, the commemoration day of the Holy Princess Olga Equal-to-the-Apostles, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka.
24.07.2016 11:15

Patriarchal greetings to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the occasion of his 50th birthday

Patriarchal greetings to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the occasion of his 50th birthday His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia greeted Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), on the occasion of his 50th birthday.
23.07.2016 20:07

Festive night devoted to Metropolitan Hilarion’s 50th birthday

Festive night devoted to Metropolitan Hilarion’s 50th birthday On July 22, 2016, a festive night devoted to the 50th birthday of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI) and chairman of the Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission, took…
23.07.2016 19:48

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov greets DECR chairman with his jubilee

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov greets DECR chairman with his jubilee The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation sent a message of greetings to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, on his 50th birthday.
22.07.2016 19:29

New book by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk presented in Moscow

New book by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk presented in Moscow It is the first book in the series of six volumes entitled “Jesus Christ. Life and Teaching.” The series will be continued by the following books: “Sermon on the Mount,” “Miracles of Jesus,” “Parables of Jesus,” “The Lamb of God. Jesus in the Gospel of John,” and “Death and Resurrection.”
21.07.2016 16:32

Metropolitan Hilarion: I owe everything in my life to the Church

Metropolitan Hilarion: I owe everything in my life to the Church On the threshold of his 50th birthday, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, gave an interview to the Orthodox Christianity and the World website, in which he told how he came to believe in God, as well as about his approach to…
18.07.2016 16:43

Victims of the terror act commemorated at St. Nicholas’s in Nice

Victims of the terror act commemorated at St. Nicholas’s in Nice On July 17, 2016, Bishop Nestor of Chersonese, who came to Nice in connection with the tragic events, which took place in the city on the night of July 15, celebrated the Sunday Divine Liturgy and after it a requiem service for the victims of the barbaric terrorist act committed…
18.07.2016 15:56

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk’s new book to be presented in Moscow

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk’s new book to be presented in Moscow On July 22, 2016, the new book by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk “The Beginning of the Gospel” will be presented at the assembly hall of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies.
16.07.2016 20:01

15th Russian-German Forum of Civil Societies “Petersburg Dialogue”

15th Russian-German Forum of Civil Societies “Petersburg Dialogue” The Churches in Europe working group held a meeting as part of the forum on the theme “The Role of Youth in Forming the Future of Society and Churches in Russia and Germany”.
16.07.2016 19:45

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church expresses its position on the Council held in Crete

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church expresses its position on the Council held in Crete The participants in the session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, held under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on 15 July 2016, considered the Council of the Primates and hierarchs of ten Local Orthodox Churches, which took place from June…
15.07.2016 21:30

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church meets for regular session

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church meets for regular session On 15 July 2016, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church met for a regular session under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St Daniel’s Monastery.
15.07.2016 11:48

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church begins its session with a minute of silence in memory of victims of the terrorist attack in Nice

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church begins its session with a minute of silence in memory of victims of the terrorist attack in Nice On 15 July 2016, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church began its session at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St Daniel’s Monastery under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
15.07.2016 11:40

Primate of the Russian Church expresses condolences over terrorist attack in Nice

Primate of the Russian Church expresses condolences over terrorist attack in Nice His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over the terrorist attack in Nice that had claimed the lives of many people.
14.07.2016 13:10

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over train crash in the south of Italy

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over train crash in the south of Italy In these sorrowful days, lifting up prayers to the All-Merciful Lord for a speedy recovery of the injured, I would like to express the words of support and wishes of spiritual courage to the relatives and friends of the victims of the tragedy and to all the Italian people.
13.07.2016 18:29

Serbian ambassador visits Department for External Church Relations

Serbian ambassador visits Department for External Church Relations On July 13, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with the Serbian Ambassador to Russia S. Terzic.
13.07.2016 18:11

Metropolitan Hilarion receives a hierarch of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Metropolitan Hilarion receives a hierarch of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem The hierarch of the Church of Jerusalem conveyed best wishes from His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine.
13.07.2016 17:05

DECR chairman meets with Russian ambassador to Romania

DECR chairman meets with Russian ambassador to Romania On July 13, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with the new Russian Ambassador to Romania V. I. Kuznetsov.
12.07.2016 19:11

On commemoration day of Ss Peter and Paul Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Represenation of Serbian Church in Moscow

On commemoration day of Ss Peter and Paul Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Represenation of Serbian Church in Moscow On 12 July 2016, the commemoration day of the Holy Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Church of Ss…
11.07.2016 12:36

Celebrations in the Monastery of Our Lady of Tikhvin attended by guests from Local Orthodox Churches

Celebrations in the Monastery of Our Lady of Tikhvin attended by guests from Local Orthodox Churches On July 8, 2016, the eve of the Day of the Tikvin Icon of the Mother of God, the chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, celebrated All-Night Vigil at the Cathedral of the Assumption at the Assumption Monastery of Our Lady of Tikhvin.
08.07.2016 10:27

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a delegation of Urbi et Orbi Catholic foundation

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a delegation of Urbi et Orbi Catholic foundation On July 7, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with a delegation the Catholic foundation Urbi et Orbi led by Dr. Robert Moynihan, editor-in-chief of the Inside the Vatican magazine, at the DECR.
07.07.2016 19:32

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends condolences to Primate of the Coptic Church over the murder of priest Rafael Moussa

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends condolences to Primate of the Coptic Church over the murder of priest Rafael Moussa His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expressed his compassion and support to the relatives and spiritual children of Father Rafael.
07.07.2016 17:26

DECR chairman meets with Russian ambassador to Saudi Arabia

DECR chairman meets with Russian ambassador to Saudi Arabia In the course of a friendly talk, they exchanges views concerning Christian-Islamic relationships and discussed the situation in the Middle East and North Africa and the grave situation of Christians in the region.
07.07.2016 17:18

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Russia’s ambassador to Poland

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Russia’s ambassador to Poland Among the topics they discussed in their talk were relationships between the Russian and Polish Orthodox Churches and bilateral contacts between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Roman Catholic Church, with a new impetus given to them in August 2012 by the Joint Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow…
07.07.2016 17:08

DECR chairman meets with Macedonia’s ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Macedonia’s ambassador to Russia On July 7, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with Macedonia’s ambassador to Russia Goce Karajanov.
06.07.2016 18:57

State Duma speaker visits Russian monastery on Mount Athos

State Duma speaker visits Russian monastery on Mount Athos On July 5, 2016, Mr. S. Naryshkin, chairman of the Russian Federation State Duma, visited Holy Mount Athos.
06.07.2016 18:23

DECR vice-chairman meets with a delegation of Swiss diplomats

DECR vice-chairman meets with a delegation of Swiss diplomats On July 66, 2016, Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), vice-chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with the State Secretary of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Mr. Ives Rossier.
29.06.2016 22:55

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over terrorist attack at Istanbul’s airport

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over terrorist attack at Istanbul’s airport His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over the terrorist attack in Istanbul. On June 28, two blasts hit Istanbul’s international airport. According to the latest reports, 41 people were killed and 239 injured.
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).