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26.08.2016 14:57

Humanitarian aid delivered to the Valley of Christians in Syria with the assistance of the DECR

Humanitarian aid delivered to the Valley of Christians in Syria with the assistance of the DECR The population of the Valley of Christians is suffering from an acute shortage of water, foodstuff, fuel and electricity.
26.08.2016 13:26

Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia arrives in Moscow

Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia arrives in Moscow On 26 August 2016, His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia arrived in Moscow.
25.08.2016 17:55

Metropolitan Hilarion expresses condolences to the President of Italian Bishops’ Conference over earthquake in central Italy

Metropolitan Hilarion expresses condolences to the President of Italian Bishops’ Conference over earthquake in central Italy Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed condolences to the President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, Angelo Cardinal Bagnasco, over the earthquake in central Italy.
25.08.2016 13:31

Four lesser cupolas installed on the Cathedral of the Trinity under construction in Paris

Four lesser cupolas installed on the Cathedral of the Trinity under construction in Paris On August 24, 2016, four lesser cupolas were installed in a solemn ceremony on the Cathedral of the Trinity under construction on the Branley Embankment in Paris.
24.08.2016 21:46

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over earthquake in central Italy

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over earthquake in central Italy His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has extended condolences to Mr. Matteo Renzi, Prime-Minister of the Republic of Italy, upon the earthquake in central Italy.
24.08.2016 18:14

Patriarch Kirill meets with Japanese ambassador to Russia

Patriarch Kirill meets with Japanese ambassador to Russia On August 24, 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Japanese Ambassador to Russia Mr. Toyohisa Kozuki, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in the St. Daniel Monastery.
23.08.2016 20:15

5th session of the Russian-Chinese working group for contacts and cooperation in religious sphere takes place in Moscow

5th session of the Russian-Chinese working group for contacts and cooperation in religious sphere takes place in Moscow On 23 August 2016, the 5th session of the Russian-Chinese working group for contacts and cooperation in religious sphere was held at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations.
23.08.2016 16:26

His Holiness Patriarch Kiril expresses condolences to Primate of Orthodox Church of Constantinople over terrorist attack in Gaziantep, Turkey

His Holiness Patriarch Kiril expresses condolences to Primate of Orthodox Church of Constantinople over terrorist attack in Gaziantep, Turkey The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent a message to His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, in which he expressed his condolences over the terrorist attack committed in Gaziantep.
23.08.2016 16:21

Patriarchal condolences to President of Turkey over terrorist attack in Gaziantep

Patriarchal condolences to President of Turkey over terrorist attack in Gaziantep His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey, over the terrorist attack committed in Gaziantep.
21.08.2016 8:45

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets the head of Armenian Apostolic Church with his 65th birthday

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets the head of Armenian Apostolic Church with his 65th birthday The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent a message of greetings to His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, on his 65th birthday.
21.08.2016 8:43

DECR chairman sends message of greetings to Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians on his 65th birthday

DECR chairman sends message of greetings to Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians on his 65th birthday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, greeted the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church with his 65th birthday.
19.08.2016 18:10

Head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad meets in Beijing with Russia’s Ambassador

Head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad meets in Beijing with Russia’s Ambassador On 16 August 2016, upon completing his working visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, arrived in Beijing.
19.08.2016 16:42

Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church takes part in celebrations marking the 1070th anniversary of the holy demise of St John of Rila

Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church takes part in celebrations marking the 1070th anniversary of the holy demise of St John of Rila On 18 August 2016, the commemoration day of St John of Rila, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrated the 1070th anniversary of the his holy demise.
19.08.2016 15:28

Head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad visits North Korea

Head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad visits North Korea On 12-16 August 2016, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, visited the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and took part in the celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of the consecration…
16.08.2016 13:40

A delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Holy Mount Athos

A delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Holy Mount Athos A delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church made a pilgrimage to Holy Mount Athos from August 8 to 12, 2016, for the celebrations devoted to the millennium of the presence of Russian monasticism on Mount Athos.
13.08.2016 12:03

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church greets Mr. Fidel Castro with his 90th birthday

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church greets Mr. Fidel Castro with his 90th birthday His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to Mr. Fidel Castro Ruz on his 90th birthday.
09.08.2016 10:02

Administrator of Patriarchal parishes in the USA and head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad celebrate Liturgy at the Patriarchal cathedral in New York

Administrator of Patriarchal parishes in the USA and head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad celebrate Liturgy at the Patriarchal cathedral in New York The Gospel reading was followed by a homily delivered by Bishop John. After the Litany of Fervent Supplication the archpastor said a prayer for peace in Ukraine.
04.08.2016 21:28

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Schema-Archimandrite Jeremiah (Alekhin), hegumen of the Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon on Mt Athos

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Schema-Archimandrite Jeremiah (Alekhin), hegumen of the Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon on Mt Athos On 4 August 2016, Schema-Archimandrite Jeremiah (Alekhin), hegumen of the Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon on Mt Athos, aged 100, passed away in the Lord. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia offered his condolences to the brethren of the monastery.
04.08.2016 21:28

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sends condolences over the death of Schema-Archimandrite Jeremiah (Alekhin), hegumen of the Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon on Mt Athos

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sends condolences over the death of Schema-Archimandrite Jeremiah (Alekhin), hegumen of the Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon on Mt Athos Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed his condolences over the demise of Schema-Archimandrite Jeremiah, hegumen of the Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon on Mt Athos.
02.08.2016 14:28

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulations to Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania on the anniversary of his enthronement

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulations to Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania on the anniversary of his enthronement His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania on the anniversary of his enthronement.
02.08.2016 14:26

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk greets His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania with anniversary of his enthronement

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk greets His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania with anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent greetings to His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania with the anniversary of his enthronement.
02.08.2016 13:56

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church attend World Youth Day events in Krakow

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church attend World Youth Day events in Krakow On July 24, 2016, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and at the invitation of the Archbishop of Krakow Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church led by Metropolitan Isidore of Smolensk and Roslavl arrived in Krakow for the 21st…
02.08.2016 12:58

Patriarch Kirill’s message of greeting to Primate of Georgian Orthodox Church on the occasion of his name day

Patriarch Kirill’s message of greeting to Primate of Georgian Orthodox Church on the occasion of his name day On August 2, when the memory of the Holy Prophet Elias is celebrated, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the congratulatory message to His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya II
02.08.2016 12:58

DECR chairman greets Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Iliya II on his name day

DECR chairman greets Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Iliya II on his name day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), has sent the message to His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya II of All Georgia on the occasion of his name day.
01.08.2016 16:13

Statement by the DECR Communication Service

Statement by the DECR Communication Service On July 27, 2016, the All-Ukraine Procession with the Cross for Peace, Love and Prayer for Ukraine, an event unprecedented in its spiritual and civic significance, ended in Kiev. It was organized at the initiative of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
31.07.2016 2:02

Metropolitan Hilarion takes part in celebrations marking the centenary of the Russian chapel at Vršič Pass

Metropolitan Hilarion takes part in celebrations marking the centenary of the Russian chapel at Vršič Pass On 30 July 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, took part in a memorial ceremony at the Russian Chapel of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, at the Vršič Pass.
30.07.2016 19:37

DECR chairman meets with Karl Erjavec, Slovenia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

DECR chairman meets with Karl Erjavec, Slovenia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs On 29 July 2016, Mr. Karl Erjavec, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, gave a reception at the Strmol Castle in honour of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, who is visiting Slovenia with the…
30.07.2016 19:04

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visits Church of Ss Cyril and Methodius in Ljubljana

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visits Church of Ss Cyril and Methodius in Ljubljana At the church gates the DECR chairman was met by Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and clerics of his metropolia. Metropolitan Hilarion proceeded to the church wherein a thanksgiving was said.
30.07.2016 2:12

Representatives of Russian Orthodox Church, Serbian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church in Slovenia hold talks in Ljubljana

Representatives of Russian Orthodox Church, Serbian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church in Slovenia hold talks in Ljubljana The hierarchs noted the fruitful development of relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church.
28.07.2016 12:46

Bulgarian edition of the book of homilies by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk presented in Sofia

Bulgarian edition of the book of homilies by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk presented in Sofia The book was published by the Metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Sofia to mark the 50th birthday of Metropolitan Hilarion.