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26.02.2015 16:47

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with the Ambassador of Luxembourg

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with the Ambassador of Luxembourg At the request of the Ambassador of Luxembourg, the DECR chairman told him about the current state of the Orthodox-Catholic dialogue.
25.02.2015 7:05

Presidential working group for preparation of events dedicated to St. Vladimir’s commemoration and the St. Tikhon University’s Board of Trustees hold common session chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill

Presidential working group for preparation of events dedicated to St. Vladimir’s commemoration and the St. Tikhon University’s Board of Trustees hold common session chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill On 24 February 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia chaired a common session of the Presidential working group for preparation of the events dedicated to the commemoration of St. Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles, the Baptizer of Russia, and the Board of Trustees of the St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University…
22.02.2015 20:55

Primate of Orthodox Church of Antioch completes his visit to Russia

Primate of Orthodox Church of Antioch completes his visit to Russia His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, completed his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church.
22.02.2015 19:28

Patriarch John X of Antioch’s homily on Sunday of Forgiveness

Patriarch John X of Antioch’s homily on Sunday of Forgiveness On February 22, 2015, the Sunday of Forgiveness, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, and His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. After the service, the Patriarch Kirill…
22.02.2015 19:08

Primates of Antiochian and Russian Orthodox Churches celebrate Liturgy at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on Forgiveness Sunday

Primates of Antiochian and Russian Orthodox Churches celebrate Liturgy at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on Forgiveness Sunday On 22 February 2015, Cheesefare Sunday, remembrance of Adam’s expulsion from Paradise (Sunday of Forgiveness), commemoration of the finding of the relics of St Innocent the Bishop of Irkutsk and of the relics of St Tikhon the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great…
20.02.2015 23:47

Patriarch Kirill leads the 15th Ceremony of Awarding the Prize of the International Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Nations

Patriarch Kirill leads the 15th Ceremony of Awarding the Prize of the International Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Nations The prize is awarded ‘in recognition of outstanding work to strengthen the unity of Orthodox nations, to assert and promote Christian values in the life of society’.
20.02.2015 19:37

Ad Hoc Inter-Orthodox Commission completes its session

Ad Hoc Inter-Orthodox Commission completes its session On 20 February 2015, the Ad Hoc Inter-Orthodox Commission for the Preparation of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church completed its second session, which had begun on February 15, at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy (Switzerland).
20.02.2015 16:55

Patriarch John X of Antioch meets with Foreign Minister S. Lavrov

Patriarch John X of Antioch meets with Foreign Minister S. Lavrov On February 20, 2015, His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch met with the head of the Russian foreign policy departments, Mr. Sergey Lavrov.
19.02.2015 19:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Antioch

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Antioch On 19 February 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East.
19.02.2015 15:46

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the first meeting of the Commission on Improvement of Law and Regulatory Practice at the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the first meeting of the Commission on Improvement of Law and Regulatory Practice at the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations The Commission was set up by the decision of the Council on 11 December 2015 and is chaired by Mr. Sergei Ivanov, head of the Presidential Administration.
18.02.2015 20:49

Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East arrives in Moscow

Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East arrives in Moscow His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East arrived in Moscow.
18.02.2015 19:00

An Orthodox religious education center to be built on Phuket Island

An Orthodox religious education center to be built on Phuket Island The construction of a religious education center in Thailand is more than vital since students from among local people, who are sent for theological training to Russia, find it difficult to get fully accustomed to new conditions.
17.02.2015 22:04

Ad Hoc Inter-Orthodox Commission continues its session

Ad Hoc Inter-Orthodox Commission continues its session The Ad Hoc Inter-Orthodox Commission for the Preparation of the Pan-Orthodox Council will continue its work until 21 February 2015, at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy near Geneva.
17.02.2015 17:32

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over mass killing of Christians in Libya

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over mass killing of Christians in Libya His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent condolences to the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and His Holiness Patriarch Tawadros II over the murder of over twenty Coptic Christians in Libya.
17.02.2015 14:46

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulates Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa on his Name Day

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulates Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa on his Name Day His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following message of greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa on the occasion of the day of his patron saint
17.02.2015 14:45

DECR chairman greets His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria and All Africa with his Name Day

DECR chairman greets His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria and All Africa with his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, sent a message to His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, congratulating His Beatitude on his Name Day.
17.02.2015 13:11

The first in 2015 meeting of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church opens under chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill

The first in 2015 meeting of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church opens under chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill On February 17, the first in 2015 meeting 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…
16.02.2015 19:49

Special Inter-Orthodox Commission starts its second session

Special Inter-Orthodox Commission starts its second session The commission established by the Primates of Local Orthodox Churches at their meeting on March 6-9, 2014, in Istanbul, will continue the work to edit draft documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church.
16.02.2015 17:38

Working group for preparing dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church and Coptic Church meets in Cairo

Working group for preparing dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church and Coptic Church meets in Cairo The working group for preparing dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church met on February 9-13, 2015, at the Coptic Church’s conference center at Madinat An Nasr in Cairo.
16.02.2015 15:45

Ecclesial celebrations completed in Thailand

Ecclesial celebrations completed in Thailand On 15 February 2015, the hierarchal Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Cathedral of St Nicholas in Bangkok to complete the ecclesial celebrations in the Kingdom of Thailand.
16.02.2015 14:24

Primate of Bulgarian Orthodox Church visits Russian Metochion in Sofia

Primate of Bulgarian Orthodox Church visits Russian Metochion in Sofia On 15 February 2015, Metropolitan Domitian of Vidin celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Worker, Metochion of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia in Sofia.
15.02.2015 18:50

Hierarch of Russian Orthodox Church visits Cambodia

Hierarch of Russian Orthodox Church visits Cambodia On 13 February 2015, Archbishop Feofilakt of Pyatigorsk and Cherkessk arrived in Cambodia, accompanied by Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Kingdom of Thailand, and Mr. Dmitry Petrovsky, a staff member of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.
15.02.2015 12:38

His Holiness Patriarch Neofit receives delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Neofit receives delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church The delegation is led by Metropolitan Longin of Saratov and Volsk. He is accompanied by the Rev. Alexander Chebotarev and Mr. A. Perepelitsyn.
14.02.2015 22:44

Commemorative events marking the 65th anniversary since the demise of Archbishop Seraphim began with requiem liturgy at the Russian church of St. Nicholas in Sofia

Commemorative events marking the 65th anniversary since the demise of Archbishop Seraphim began with requiem liturgy at the Russian church of St. Nicholas in Sofia After the Liturgy, Metropolitan Longin, a graduate from the Theological Faculty of the University of Sofia greeted the worshippers and congratulated them on the commemoration day of the late Archbishop Seraphim. He believes that Archbishop Seraphim has become a national saint, like St. John of Rila.
13.02.2015 23:09

DECR vice-chairman meets with Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Russia

DECR vice-chairman meets with Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Russia The delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church will take part in the forthcoming forum.
13.02.2015 12:57

Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh consecrated in Chang Island, Thailand

Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh consecrated in Chang Island, Thailand On February 12, 2015, the Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs: St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian, and St. John Chrysostom, a church dedicated to St. Sergius of Radonezh was consecrated in Chang Island, Thailand, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
12.02.2015 18:35

Moscow Theological Academy donates books to University of Skopje

Moscow Theological Academy donates books to University of Skopje On February 6, 2015, the Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje in a solemn ceremony received books donated by Moscow Theological Academy as part of the cooperation agreement concluded between the two schools in 2013.
12.02.2015 16:57

9th Sretensky Readings in Finland

9th Sretensky Readings in Finland On February 9, 2015, the 9th International Educational Sretensky Readings held under the theme ‘Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles and Europe’s Christian Enlighteners.
12.02.2015 14:12

Commemorative events devoted to 65th anniversary of the demise of Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) to be held in Sofia

Commemorative events devoted to 65th anniversary of the demise of Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) to be held in Sofia At the airport the guests were met by a welcoming party led by Metropolitan John of Varna and Veliki Preslav, Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
11.02.2015 17:07

Litiya is celebrated at the tomb pf the last Consul General of Russia in Beirut

Litiya is celebrated at the tomb pf the last Consul General of Russia in Beirut On February 10, the Diplomats’ Day, the Mayor’s office in Choueifat, a suburb southeast of Beirut, held a festive meeting.