At the request of the Ambassador of Luxembourg, the DECR chairman told him about the current state of the Orthodox-Catholic dialogue.
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…
His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, completed his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church.
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…
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…
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’.
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).
On February 20, 2015, His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch met with the head of the Russian foreign policy departments, Mr. Sergey Lavrov.
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.
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.
His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East arrived in Moscow.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The delegation is led by Metropolitan Longin of Saratov and Volsk. He is accompanied by the Rev. Alexander Chebotarev and Mr. A. Perepelitsyn.
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.
The delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church will take part in the forthcoming forum.
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.
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.
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.
At the airport the guests were met by a welcoming party led by Metropolitan John of Varna and Veliki Preslav, Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
On February 10, the Diplomats’ Day, the Mayor’s office in Choueifat, a suburb southeast of Beirut, held a festive meeting.