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02.05.2015 20:17

Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine arrives for the 1150th anniversary of the Baptism of Bulgaria

Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine arrives for the 1150th anniversary of the Baptism of Bulgaria His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, arrived in Varna on May 1, 2015, at the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Neophytos of Bulgaria, for the celebrations marking the 1150th anniversary of the Baptism of Bulgaria.
30.04.2015 22:14

DECR chairman meets with representatives of the Yezidi community in Russia

DECR chairman meets with representatives of the Yezidi community in Russia Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with representatives of the Yezidi community in Russia.
30.04.2015 18:42

Patriarch Kirill takes part in the reburial of Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich the Younger and his wife

Patriarch Kirill takes part in the reburial of Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich the Younger and his wife They died in exile and originally were buried in St. Michael’s church in Cannes. They were reburied at the Common Military Cemetery in Sokol, Moscow.
29.04.2015 22:58

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with the head of Armenian Catholic Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with the head of Armenian Catholic Church His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the head of the Armenian Catholic Church, Catholicos-Patriarch of Cilicia Nerses Bedros XIX.
29.04.2015 19:52

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Mr. Damir Mukhetdinov, deputy chairman of Muslim Spiritual Board of Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Mr. Damir Mukhetdinov, deputy chairman of Muslim Spiritual Board of Russia The meeting took place at the Department for External Church Relations.
29.04.2015 17:46

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to lead ceremony of reinterment of Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich Jr. and his wife

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to lead ceremony of reinterment of Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich Jr. and his wife On 30 April 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk will lead the requiem Liturgy at the Common Military Cemetery in Moscow and the ceremony of reinterment of the remains of Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich Jr. and his wife.
29.04.2015 13:40

Session of the Supreme Council of the Russian Orthodox Church takes place under chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill

Session of the Supreme Council of the Russian Orthodox Church takes place under chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill On 29 April 2015, a regular session 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 Russia.
28.04.2015 17:22

US Ambassador John Tefft visits St Sergius’s Laura of the Trinity

US Ambassador John Tefft visits St Sergius’s Laura of the Trinity The United States’ Ambassador to Russia John Tefft and his wife visited St Sergius’s Laura of the Holy Trinity.
27.04.2015 21:47

Representative of Moscow Patriarchate takes part in commemorative events of Armenian Catholic Church, marking centenary of Armenian genocide

Representative of Moscow Patriarchate takes part in commemorative events of Armenian Catholic Church, marking centenary of Armenian genocide On 26 April 2015, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Bishop Savva of Voskresensk, first deputy chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate, attended the commemorative events organized by the Armenian Catholic Church to mark the centenary of the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire.
27.04.2015 19:28

DECR representatives meets with press counselors of the Embassies of Arab states in Moscow

DECR representatives meets with press counselors of the Embassies of Arab states in Moscow On 27 April 2015, representatives of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) met with press counselors of the Embassies of Arab states in Moscow.
26.04.2015 11:48

Joint DECR-American humanitarian action continues in Belgorod region

Joint DECR-American humanitarian action continues in Belgorod region A working group of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations (DECR) and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association visited Belgorod as part of a large-scale charity project for aid to refugees from Ukraine.
25.04.2015 22:10

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolence over devastating earthquake in Nepal

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolence over devastating earthquake in Nepal His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, over the devastating earthquake which had claimed many lives and caused severe damages in different regions of the country.
25.04.2015 15:40

Russian Orthodox Church delegation attends the commemoration of the Armenian genocide victims

Russian Orthodox Church delegation attends the commemoration of the Armenian genocide victims The official ceremony of commemoration of the Armenian genocide victims took place in Yerevan. It was dated to the centenary of the massacre of Christian population in the Ottoman Empire.
24.04.2015 16:39

Armenian Apostolic Church canonizes one and a half million faithful

Armenian Apostolic Church canonizes one and a half million faithful The canonization of one and a half million Armenians, victims of the persecution unleashed against the Christian population of the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century, took place in Echmiadzin, the spiritual center of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
23.04.2015 11:45

Moscow Patriarchate representative takes part in 69th UN General Assembly high-level debate

Moscow Patriarchate representative takes part in 69th UN General Assembly high-level debate April 21-22, 2015 – the 69th UN General Assembly held a high-level debate on “Promoting Tolerance and Reconciliation: Fostering Peaceful, Inclusive Societies and Countering Violent Extremism”.
22.04.2015 22:53

Patriarch Kirill meets with General Secretary of World Council of Churches

Patriarch Kirill meets with General Secretary of World Council of Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Secretary General of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit.
22.04.2015 21:04

Meeting of working group for reburial of Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich the Younger and his wife

Meeting of working group for reburial of Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich the Younger and his wife The State Duma inter-department working groups held its closing meeting for organizing the transfer of the remains of Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich and his wife from France to Moscow and for their reburial. The meeting was chaired by State Duma Chairman S. Naryshkin.
22.04.2015 12:34

Department for External Church Relations and Samaritan’s Purse humanitarian organization provide aid to refugees from Ukraine

Department for External Church Relations and Samaritan’s Purse humanitarian organization provide aid to refugees from Ukraine The Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate (DECR) has elaborated with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and began realization of the project ‘Humanitarian aid to victims of armed conflict in the East of Ukraine’.
22.04.2015 10:44

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church arrives in Armenia to take part in the events commemorating the Armenian Genocide centennial

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church arrives in Armenia to take part in the events commemorating the Armenian Genocide centennial The visit is paid at the invitation of His Holiness Supreme Catholicos-Patriarch of All Armenians, Karekin II, and with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
21.04.2015 18:50

DECR chairman meets with hierarchs of the Georgian Orthodox Church

DECR chairman meets with hierarchs of the Georgian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Hilarion thanked Georgian archpastors for the efforts undertaken for strengthening relations between the Russian and Georgian Orthodox Churches in science and education and wished Metropolitan Nicholas success in defending his thesis.
21.04.2015 2:29

Organizing Committee for celebration of the 1000th anniversary of St. Vladimir’s demise holds its regular session

Organizing Committee for celebration of the 1000th anniversary of St. Vladimir’s demise holds its regular session On 20 April 2015, a regular session of the Organizing Committee for celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the demise of St. Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles was held at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
21.04.2015 2:16

Paschal reception at Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Paschal reception at Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs A grand Paschal reception took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs House of Reception. It was attended by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, and Russian Federation Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey V. Lavrov.
20.04.2015 23:20

Patriarch Kirill receives Germany’s ambassador to Moscow

Patriarch Kirill receives Germany’s ambassador to Moscow His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia received Germany’s ambassador to Russia Mr. Rudiger von Fritsch-Seerhausen.
20.04.2015 22:35

DECR chairman meets with a delegation of executive committee of Kirche in Not charity

DECR chairman meets with a delegation of executive committee of Kirche in Not charity April 20, 2015 – the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, met with a delegation of the international Catholic charity Kirche in Not (Aid to the Church in Need).
20.04.2015 17:58

DECR chairman expresses condolences over the massacre of Ethipion Christians in Libya

DECR chairman expresses condolences over the massacre of Ethipion Christians in Libya The chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, has sent the following message of condolences to Patriarch-Catholicos Abune Mathias of Ethiopia concerning the murder of thirty Ethiopian Christians in Libya
20.04.2015 17:52

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the murder of thirty Ethiopian Christians in Libya

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the murder of thirty Ethiopian Christians in Libya His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed condolences over the murder of thirty Ethiopian Christians.
20.04.2015 17:05

DECR chairman meets of Austria’s ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets of Austria’s ambassador to Russia Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with Austrian Ambassador to Russia Emil Brix.
19.04.2015 20:50

Prayer in the Church of Antioch Moscow representation for Christian hierarchs kidnapped two years ago

Prayer in the Church of Antioch Moscow representation for Christian hierarchs kidnapped two years ago Metropolitan Niphon of Philippople, representative of the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow representation of the Church of Antioch with a special prayer for the two abducted Christian hierarchs – Metropolitan Paul of Aleppo…
16.04.2015 10:49

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets heads of foreign states with Easter

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets heads of foreign states with Easter On the occasion of the feast of the Radiant Resurrection of Christ, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent greetings to the heads of states with Orthodox tradition. His Holiness congratulated President Rosen Plevneliev of Bulgaria, President Prokopis Pavlopoulos of Greece, President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus, President…
16.04.2015 10:48

Metropolitan Hilarion sends Easter greetings to the heads of foreign states and public figures in far-abroad countries

Metropolitan Hilarion sends Easter greetings to the heads of foreign states and public figures in far-abroad countries Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Paschal greetings to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; King Felipe VI of Spain; Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein; Mr. Heinz Fischer, Federal President of Austria; Mrs. Angela…