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16.01.2017 9:30

Metropolitan Hilarion conducts funeral service for Leut.-Gen. V. Khalilov, artistic director of Alexandrov Ensemble

Metropolitan Hilarion conducts funeral service for Leut.-Gen.  V. Khalilov, artistic director of Alexandrov Ensemble On January 14, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, conducted the funeral service for Leut.-Gen. Valery Khalilov, artistic director of the Russian Army’s Alexandrov Academic Ensemble of Song and Dance, who died in the air crash over the Black Sea.
15.01.2017 10:57

DECR chairman congratulates Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai on his name day

DECR chairman congratulates Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai on his name day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, has sent Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai, a hierarch of the Japanese Autonomous Orthodox Church, a message of greetings on the occasion of his name day.
13.01.2017 22:16

The book Patriarch Kirill. In His Own Words presented at Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies

The book Patriarch Kirill. In His Own Words presented at Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies The edition was prepared as a joint project of the CMI and St. Vladimir’s Seminary in New York.
13.01.2017 14:43

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum in Paris

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum in Paris With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, represented the Russian Orthodox Church at the forum.
12.01.2017 10:00

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a group of Catholic clergy from France

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a group of Catholic clergy from France A considerable part of the talk was devoted to the development of bilateral relations between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Roman Catholic Church at the present stage and in the context of the meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis of Rome which took place…
10.01.2017 16:33

Patriarch Kirill’s Christmas and New Year greetings to head of foreign states

Patriarch Kirill’s Christmas and New Year greetings to head of foreign states His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent Christmas and New Year greetings to heads of traditionally Orthodox states in the far abroad
10.01.2017 16:31

DECR chairman sends Christmas and New Year greetings to foreign statesmen and public figures

DECR chairman sends Christmas and New Year greetings to foreign statesmen and public figures Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Christmas greetings
10.01.2017 13:50

Memorial services held in Ankara for Russian ambassador in Turkey Andrey Karlov

Memorial services held in Ankara for Russian ambassador in Turkey Andrey Karlov On January 10, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the memorial Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Russian embassy with the prayer for the repose of the head of this diplomatic mission Russia’s Hero Andrey Karlov.
07.01.2017 23:54

On the Feast of the Nativity of Christ Primate of Russian Church celebrates Grand Compline at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

On the Feast of the Nativity of Christ Primate of Russian Church celebrates Grand Compline at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour In the evening on 7 January 2016, Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Grand Compline at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
07.01.2017 10:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches on the Nativity of Christ

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches on the Nativity of Christ His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following greeting with the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches
07.01.2017 10:00

DECR chairman sends Christmas greetings to Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Christmas greetings to Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent greetings with the Nativity of Christ to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches
07.01.2017 6:47

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates the Nativity of Christ at the Church of ‘Joy to All the Afflicted’ icon of the Mother of God

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates the Nativity of Christ at the Church of ‘Joy to All the Afflicted’ icon of the Mother of God On the night of January 7, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated Divine liturgy at the Church of ‘Joy to All the Afflicted’ icon of the Mother of God, Bolshaya Ordynka street, Moscow.
06.01.2017 6:07

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE by Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE by Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics and all the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church
29.12.2016 16:51

Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at MPhI Academic Council enlarged meeting

Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at MPhI Academic Council enlarged meeting On December 22, 2016, the Academic Council of the National Research Nuclear University ‘MPhI’ held an enlarged meeting with participation of representatives of the staff and United Students Council to honour Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk as MPhI professor, head of its Chair of Theology, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department…
29.12.2016 14:15

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs session of Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs session of Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church On 29 December 2016, a regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, last in 2016, took place at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
29.12.2016 13:48

Moscow Patriarchate commission for students exchange meets at CMI

Moscow Patriarchate commission for students exchange meets at CMI On December 28, 2016, the Moscow Patriarchate commission for students exchange met at the assembly hall of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute for Post-Graduate Studies (CMI).
29.12.2016 10:19

1700th birthday of St. Martin of Tours is celebrated in Budapest

1700th birthday of St. Martin of Tours is celebrated in Budapest On 27 December 2016, Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk, administrator of the diocese of Hungary of the Russian Orthodox Church, and Archbishop Jurai of Michalovce and Košice, Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, celebrated Divine liturgy at the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God in Budapest.
28.12.2016 19:21

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the newly-appointed Ambassador of Russia to Switzerland

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the newly-appointed Ambassador of Russia to Switzerland In the course of the talk, which was held in a constructive atmosphere, the DECR chairman told the guest about the situation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Switzerland.
28.12.2016 11:03

Holy Synod makes decisions concerning external church relations

Holy Synod makes decisions concerning external church relations At its session on December 27, 2016, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church considered in particular some matters concerning external church relations.
27.12.2016 19:29

(Russian) Предстоятели Поместных Православных Церквей выражают соболезнования в связи с крушением самолета Ту-154 Министерства обороны России

(Russian) Предстоятели Поместных Православных Церквей выражают соболезнования в связи с крушением самолета Ту-154 Министерства обороны России (Russian) В адрес Святейшего Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла поступают послания от Предстоятелей Поместных Православных Церквей с выражением соболезнований в связи со случившейся 25 декабря 2016 года недалеко от Сочи авиакатастрофой, которая унесла жизни 92 человек.
27.12.2016 13:08

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia celebrates requiem service for those killed in plane crash over the Black Sea

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia celebrates requiem service for those killed in plane crash over the Black Sea On 26 December 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia visited the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity – Metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade.
27.12.2016 12:22

Patriarch Kirill chairs a session of the Holy Synod

Patriarch Kirill chairs a session of the Holy Synod On December 27, 2016, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church held its last session this year, at the patriarchal and synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow. The session was chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
27.12.2016 12:09

Members of the ROC Holy Synod pray for victims of the crash of TU-154 plane of the Russian Defense Ministry

Members of the ROC Holy Synod pray for victims of the crash of TU-154 plane of the Russian Defense Ministry On 27 December 2016, a session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, opened at St. Daniel’s monastery in Moscow.
25.12.2016 14:46

Metropolitan Hilarion prays for victims of plane crash over Black Sea

Metropolitan Hilarion prays for victims of plane crash over Black Sea On December 25, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), commemorated those who died that day in a plane crash over the Black Sea, during the Divine Liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted in Moscow.
25.12.2016 13:45

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk expresses condolences over plane crash in Black Sea

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk expresses condolences over plane crash in Black Sea In the morning of December 25, the Russian Defense Ministry’s TU-154 aircraft crashed into the Black Sea. Eight crew members and 84 passengers died.
25.12.2016 12:39

Patriarch Kirill sends Christmas greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Churches

Patriarch Kirill sends Christmas greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent Christmas greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Churches. Among the addressees are Pope Francis of Rome, the head of the Anglican Communion Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, the president of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany Bishop Heinrich…
25.12.2016 12:38

DECR chairman sends Christmas greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Christmas greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Christmas greeting to Pope Francis, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strom, chairman of the Council of the EKD, and heads of other non-Orthodox Churches.
25.12.2016 10:51

Primate of Russian Church greets His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania with his Name Day

Primate of Russian Church greets His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania with his Name Day His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to the Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church on his Name Day.
25.12.2016 10:50

DECR chairman greets Primate of Romanian Orthodox Church with his Name Day

DECR chairman greets Primate of Romanian Orthodox Church with his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message to His Beatitude Daniel, Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrogea, Patriarch of Romania, greeting him with his Name Day.
25.12.2016 9:45

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulatory message to Primate of Georgian Orthodox Church

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulatory message to Primate of Georgian Orthodox Church His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a congratulatory message for His Holiness and Beatitude Patriarch-Catholicos Iliya II on the occasion of the anniversary of his enthronement.