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27.05.2016 17:14

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church has arrived in Athos

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church has arrived in Athos His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia began his pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain of Athos on May 27, 2016.
27.05.2016 15:36

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill arrives in Athos on pilgrimage

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill arrives in Athos on pilgrimage His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will make a pilgrimage to the Holy Mount of Athos on May 27-29, 2016.
26.05.2016 18:17

Metropolitan Hilarion visits Military University

Metropolitan Hilarion visits Military University On 26 May 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) and Rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), visited the Military Institute of the Russian Ministry of Defence.
26.05.2016 16:52

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill extends condolences over terrorist attacks in Syria

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill extends condolences over terrorist attacks in Syria His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences to the President of the Syrian Arab Republic, Mr. Bashar Al-Assad, over terrorist attacks in the cities of Jableh and Tartous, which had claimed the lives of over one hundred people.
25.05.2016 13:19

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with representatives of Patriarchate of Constantinople

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with representatives of Patriarchate of Constantinople On 24 May 2016, at the Patriarchal chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit (Patriarchate of Constantinople) who had arrived in Moscow with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to attend…
25.05.2016 12:57

Commemoration Day of St Nicholas the Wonderworker celebrated in Bari

Commemoration Day of St Nicholas the Wonderworker celebrated in Bari On 22 May 2016, the feast of translation of the relics of St Nicholas the Wonderworker from Myra in Lycia to Bari, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in Italy, participated in the divine service at the Basilica of St Nicholas in Bari.
24.05.2016 17:36

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius On 24 May 2016, the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius Equal-to-the-Apostles and Teachers of the Slavs, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
23.05.2016 22:00

Reception at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour takes place on the occasion of the Day of Slavonic Literature and Culture and the Nameday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill

Reception at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour takes place on the occasion of the Day of Slavonic Literature and Culture and the Nameday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill A reception on the occasion of the forthcoming Day of Slavonic Literature and Culture and the Nameday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia was held at the refectory chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
21.05.2016 15:04

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the second meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Secretariat for the Preparation of the Holy and Great Council

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the second meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Secretariat for the Preparation of the Holy and Great Council On 18-20 May 2016, the second session of the Pan-Orthodox Secretariat for the Preparation of the Holy and Great Council took place on the island of Crete.
21.05.2016 11:40

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over EgyptAir plane crash that claimed lives of 66 people

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over EgyptAir plane crash that claimed lives of 66 people The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent messages to French President François Hollande and to the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, expressing condolences over the death of people at the result of the crash of the EgyptAir plane en route from Paris to Cairo.
20.05.2016 18:17

Board of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee meets at the DECR

Board of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee meets at the DECR A meeting of the Board of the founding Churches of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee (CICC) met at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) in Moscow on May 20, 2016.
20.05.2016 18:07

First meeting of the Commission for Dialogue Between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East takes place in Moscow

First meeting of the Commission for Dialogue Between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East takes place in Moscow On 18 May 2016, the first meeting of the Commission for Dialogue Between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East took place at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations.
20.05.2016 16:05

DECR chairman: Athos has great missionary potential for our people

The Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations pays special attention to the development of relationships with the Monastery of St Panteleimon, as well as with other monasteries on Mount Athos, the DECR chairman, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, noted in his speech at the grand meeting on the occasion of…
20.05.2016 15:17

Metropolitan Hilarion: Engaging in interfaith dialogue, we strive to uphold peace in society

Metropolitan Hilarion: Engaging in interfaith dialogue, we strive to uphold peace in society In his report delivered at the grand meeting that took place in Moscow on 19 May 2016 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of foundation of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of this oldest Synodal institution, noted that interfaith dialogue had…
20.05.2016 14:37

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: News on the external activities of the Russian Church is spread in six languages

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: News on the external activities of the Russian Church is spread in six languages On 19 May 2016, in his report delivered at the grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk spoke, among other things, about the work of the DECR Communication Service.
19.05.2016 21:59

Metropolitan Hilarion: Contradictions between the Orthodox Church and the Protestant communities that distort the doctrine to accommodate modern secular standards are intensifying

In his address at the grand meeting on the occasion of the DECR 70th anniversary, Metropolitan Hilarion said that the relations of the Russian Church with the Catholic Church and with the Ancient Oriental Churches could be characterized by positive dynamics, but, regrettably, we cannot say the same about relations…
19.05.2016 21:29

DECR chairman: It is not fortuitous that the meeting of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill with Pope Francis has been called an epoch event

DECR chairman: It is not fortuitous that the meeting of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill with Pope Francis has been called an epoch event Metropolitan Hilarion noted that the Russian Orthodox Church appreciated the balanced position of the Holy See on the civil confrontation in Ukraine that, regrettable, is being aggravated by the policy of the leadership of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
19.05.2016 21:07

Metropolitan Hilarion: Orthodox Christians in Ukraine render great service to the upholding of church unity

In his address at the grand meeting held in Moscow on the occasion of the DECR’s 70th anniversary Metropolitan Hilarion called the upholding of canonical Orthodoxy in Ukraine a most important focus area of the Department’s work.
19.05.2016 20:48

DECR chairman and executives are honoured with high state awards

DECR chairman and executives are honoured with high state awards Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, is awarded the Order of Honour for his great contribution to the development of spiritual culture and strengthening of friendship among nations by the decree № 233 of Russian President Vladimir Putin issued on May 17,…
19.05.2016 19:47

Grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations takes place

Grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations takes place On 19 May 2016, a grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) took place at the ‘Danilovsky’ hotel complex in Moscow.
19.05.2016 18:55

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates thanksgiving at the Cathedral of the Trinity in St. Daniel’s Monastery on the occasion of DECR 70th anniversary

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates thanksgiving at the Cathedral of the Trinity in St. Daniel’s Monastery on the occasion of DECR 70th anniversary The Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) celebrated its 70th anniversary on May 19, 2016. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated thanksgiving at the Cathedral of the Trinity in St. Daniel’s Stavropegic Monastery.
16.05.2016 14:02

DECR representative takes part in conference of the “Philia” Association for Cultural and Business Cooperation and Friendship with the Peoples of Greece and Cyprus

DECR representative takes part in conference of the “Philia” Association for Cultural and Business Cooperation and Friendship with the Peoples of Greece and Cyprus On 13 May 2016, a conference of the “Philia” Association for Cultural and Business Cooperation and Friendship with the Peoples of Greece and Cyprus took place at the Moscow House of Nationalities.
13.05.2016 12:33

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the session of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the session of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations A session of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations on ‘The Role of Russia in Defence of Believers in the World’ took place under the chairmanship of Mr. Sergei Ivanov, head of the Russian Presidential Administration, at the Kremlin on May 12.
10.05.2016 10:40

Chinese Orthodox faithful complete their pilgrimage to Russia

Chinese Orthodox faithful complete their pilgrimage to Russia The pilgrimage of the Chinese Orthodox faithful to Russia concluded with their visit to St. Petersburg from May 6 to 9, 2016.
07.05.2016 11:54

Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany celebrates at St. George Monastery in Goetschendorf

Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany celebrates at St. George Monastery in Goetschendorf On May 6, 2016, the Bright Friday and the commemoration day of St. George the Conqueror, Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the cathedral of the St. George Monastery in Goetschendorf. This year marks its 10th anniversary.
06.05.2016 22:02

Chinese Orthodox faithful visit Metropolias of Tver and Novgorod

Chinese Orthodox faithful visit Metropolias of Tver and Novgorod On May 5-6, 2016, the Chinese pilgrims, who are on a pilgrimage to Russia at the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the Russian Orthodox Church’s Metropolias of Tver and Novgorod.
04.05.2016 21:32

Pilgrims from China visit churches and monasteries in Moscow and Moscow region

Pilgrims from China visit churches and monasteries in Moscow and Moscow region On May 3-4, 2016, the Chinese Orthodox faithful, who have been invited by His Holiness Patriarchal Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to come to Russia, visited churches and monasteries in Moscow and the Moscow Region.
04.05.2016 16:57

Minutes of the Holy Synod Session of April 16, 2016

Minutes of the Holy Synod Session of April 16, 2016 The Holy Synod session on April 16, 2016, held a preliminary discussion on the membership of the Russian Orthodox Church’s delegation to the Pan-Orthodox Council to take place from June 18 to 27, 2016.
02.05.2016 23:57

DECR chairman meets with pilgrims from China

DECR chairman meets with pilgrims from China On 2 May 2016, at the assembly hall of Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with the Orthodox pilgrims from China, descendants of the Albazinians.
02.05.2016 21:06

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Liturgy at the Cathedral of Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Liturgy at the Cathedral of Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin On 2 May 2016, Monday of the Bright Week, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin.