Interreligious Working Group for humanitarian aid to population of Syria holds its session
Metropolitan Hilarion: Summit of the heads of Churches is possible in foreseeable future
An interview of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, to RIA Novosti
The memory of fighters of the 1821-1823 Greek liberation movement is prayerfully honoured in Moscow
On March 25, 2021, a solemn prayers service was held at the Donskoy Stauropegial Monastery in Moscow and the Office for the Dead was said for the fighters of 1821-1823 Greek liberation movement - the Greeks who found their last earthly refuge in the old Moscow monastery
As the mass media reported, on 21 st March 2021, during the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of St. George in Istanbul, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, in con- celebration with hierarchs of the Patriarchates of Constantinople and Alexandria and a representative of one of the Ukrainian schismatic groups who has no canonical consecration, officiated at the episcopal ordination of Metropolitan Andreas of Saranta Ekklisies, as the published photographs confirm.
Address delivered by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill at the session of the Holy Synod on 13th April 2021
The discussion of the question whether President Joe Biden could be allowed to take communion because he supports abortion has deeply divided American Catholics of different political views.
The first Portuguese version of Orthodox Prayer Book published in Portugal
On 7 th April 2021, the feast of the `Annunciation of the Most Holy Mother of God, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine, celebrated the festal divine service at the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth at the site of the spring where the Annunciation took place. Hierarchs and clerics of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem concelebrated. Hieromonk Dometian (Markarian), deputy head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, took part in the service with the blessing of Archimandrite Aleksandr (Yelisov), head of the Mission.
Another church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church captured in Chernigov Region
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus' expressed his condolences to the Archbishop of Makassar Johannes Liku Ada over the terrorist act in the Indonesian city of Makassar
Seminar for clergy held in the City of Davao
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus' expressed his condolences to the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in connection with the train crash that caused numerous deaths near the city of Takhta in the province of Sohag.
Litiya celebrated in Paris in commemoration of philosopher Nicolas Berdyaev
Metropolitan Timothy of Vostra
How the Greek intelligentsia sought the path towards Orthodoxy in the twentieth century.
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.