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24.09.2016 20:08

Primate of Russian Church celebrates Liturgy in St Daniel’s Monastery on the commemoration day of St Silouan the Athonite

Primate of Russian Church celebrates Liturgy in St Daniel’s Monastery on the commemoration day of St Silouan the Athonite On 24 September 2016, Saturday before the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, commemoration day of St Silouan the Athonite (1938), His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia officiated at the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity of St Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow.
24.09.2016 16:53

Metropolitan Hilarions’ book “The Beginning of the Gospel” presented at Biblio-Globus Bookstore in Moscow

Metropolitan Hilarions’ book “The Beginning of the Gospel” presented at Biblio-Globus Bookstore in Moscow On 23 September 2016, the presentation of the book “The Beginning of the Gospel” by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, took place at the Biblio-Globus Bookstore. It was published by the Sretensky Monastery’s publishing house.
23.09.2016 16:48

DECR chairman meets with Croatia’s charge d’affaires ad interim to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Croatia’s charge d’affaires ad interim to Russia On 23 September 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Mr. Philip Vučak, Croatia’s charge d'affaires ad interim to Russia. They were joined in the meeting by archpriest Sergy Zvonarev, DECR Secretary for Far-Abroad Countries.
22.09.2016 16:15

President of Russia presents Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk with a state award

President of Russia presents Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk with a state award Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, permanent members of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, received awards from the hands of the President of the Russian Federation.
22.09.2016 11:58

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at Holy Protomartyr Catherine Church in Rome

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at Holy Protomartyr Catherine Church in Rome His Eminence was assisted by the ecclesiarch of the church Hieromonk Ambrose (Matsegora), Hieromonk Afanasy (Potapov) and Deacon Alexy Maksimov, as well as Deacon Yevgeny Petrov.
22.09.2016 0:26

The 14th Plenary Session of the Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church completes its work

The 14th Plenary Session of the Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church completes its work The 14th Plenary Session of the Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church completed its work in Chieti, Italy.
21.09.2016 22:54

Church representatives attend press conference on Modern Challenges to Freedom of Conscience: Russia Perspective

Church representatives attend press conference on Modern Challenges to Freedom of Conscience: Russia Perspective A press conference on Modern Challenges to Freedom of Conscience: Russian Perspective took place in Moscow.
20.09.2016 15:24

Patriarch Kirill meets with Israeli ambassador Mr. Zvi Heifetz

Patriarch Kirill meets with Israeli ambassador Mr. Zvi Heifetz On September 20, 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Israeli Ambassador to Russia Mr. Zvi Heifetz at the patriarchal residence in St. Daniel Monastery.
20.09.2016 9:37

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Cardinal Kurt Koch

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Cardinal Kurt Koch On September 19, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, in Chieti, where the Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church…
19.09.2016 11:02

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Patriarchate’s church in Pescara, Italy

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Patriarchate’s church in Pescara, Italy After the Litany of Fervent Supplication, Metropolitan Hilarion said a prayer for peace in Ukraine.
17.09.2016 11:44

Metropolitan Hilarion: Unia remains the major stumbling block to Orthodox-Catholic dialogue

Metropolitan Hilarion: Unia remains the major stumbling block to Orthodox-Catholic dialogue On 16 September 2016, the 14th plenary session of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church began its work in Chieti, Italy.
15.09.2016 16:37

Meeting between DECR chairman and Secretary of State of the Holy See takes places in Vatican

Meeting between DECR chairman and Secretary of State of the Holy See takes places in Vatican On 15 September 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Pietro Cardinal Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See.
15.09.2016 16:18

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis of Rome

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis of Rome On September 15, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR) met with Pope Francis of Rome at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.
13.09.2016 18:25

A ROC hierarch attends events marking the anniversary of the Jasenovac tragedy

A ROC hierarch attends events marking the anniversary of the Jasenovac tragedy Metropolitan Aristarkh of Kemerovo and Prokopyevsk, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the Serbian Orthodox Church and took part in events marking the 75th anniversary of the tragedy in Jasenovac.
13.09.2016 16:58

Russian Church Abroad raises funds in aid to refugees who found asylum at Svyatogorsk Monastery

Russian Church Abroad raises funds in aid to refugees who found asylum at Svyatogorsk Monastery Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York has appealed to his flock to help people who have become refugees as a result of the confrontation in southeast Ukraine ad have found refuge at the Svyatogorsk Monastery.
13.09.2016 11:53

Victims of 9/11 terrorist attack commemorated at Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church in America

Victims of 9/11 terrorist attack commemorated at Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church in America At the conclusion of the service, when the bells tolled 15 times, those present in the church observed a minute of silence to commemorate the victims of the terror attacks, the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church reports.
12.09.2016 18:48

Primate of Bulgarian Orthodox Church receives pilgrims from Voronezh metropolia

Primate of Bulgarian Orthodox Church receives pilgrims from Voronezh metropolia On 10 September 2016, a group of pilgrims from the Voronezh metropolia visited the holy sites in Sofia and met with His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria. The Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church received at his residence Metropolitan Sergy of Voronezh and Liski, Bishop Andrei of Rossosh and Ostrogozhsk,…
12.09.2016 14:34

Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany meets with President of German Catholic Bishops’ Conference Cardinal Reinhard Marx

Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany meets with President of German Catholic Bishops’ Conference Cardinal Reinhard Marx On September 7, 2016, Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany met with the President of the German Bishops’ Conference Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, in Munich.
08.09.2016 21:06

Representative of Russian Orthodox Church takes part in international theological congress in Bucharest

Representative of Russian Orthodox Church takes part in international theological congress in Bucharest On 3-7 September 2016, within the framework of the Year of Religious Education of the Christian Orthodox Youth, declared by the Romanian Orthodox Church, a theological congress was held in Bucharest.
06.09.2016 12:38

Meeting of the Churches in Europe working group of the St. Petersburg Dialogue Russian-German forum

Meeting of the Churches in Europe working group of the St. Petersburg Dialogue Russian-German forum On September 5, 2016, the Churches in Europe working group of the St. Petersburg Russian-German forum of civil societies met at the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR).
02.09.2016 22:40

Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk takes part in celebrations marking the commemoration day of St Stephen the King of Hungary

Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk takes part in celebrations marking the commemoration day of St Stephen the King of Hungary Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk, administrator of the dioceses of Vienna, Austria and Hungary, has completed his archpastoral visit to Hungary and Austria.
02.09.2016 12:33

Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia leads commencement celebrations at St. Petersburg Theological Academy

Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia leads commencement celebrations at St. Petersburg Theological Academy On September 1, 2016, during his official visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Rostislav, Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of St. John the Theologian in St. Petersburg Theological Academy and Seminary.
01.09.2016 23:00

His Beatitude Metropolitan Rostislav venerates shrines in St. Petersburg

His Beatitude Metropolitan Rostislav venerates shrines in St. Petersburg On August 31, 2016, His Beatitude Rostislav, Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, who is on an official visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, visited monasteries and churches in the Metropolia of St. Petersburg.
31.08.2016 12:57

DECR chairman visits Belgrade

DECR chairman visits Belgrade From August 20 to 30, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), was on a working visit to Belgrade, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
31.08.2016 11:49

His Beatitude Metropolitan Rostislav visits Valamo Monastery of the Transfiguration

His Beatitude Metropolitan Rostislav visits Valamo Monastery of the Transfiguration On August 29, 2016, His Beatitude Rostislav, Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia arrived from St. Petersburg to Valamo Island.
30.08.2016 14:03

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church greets Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulose II with his 70th birthday

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church greets Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulose II with his 70th birthday His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to Metropolitan Baselios Marthoma Paulose II on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
30.08.2016 14:00

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sends message of greetings to Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulose II on the occasion of his 70th birthday

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sends message of greetings to Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulose II on the occasion of his 70th birthday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, greeted Metropolitan Baselios Marthoma Paulose II with his 70th birthday.
29.08.2016 19:06

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Ambassador of Democratic Republic of the Congo in Moscow

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Ambassador of Democratic Republic of the Congo in Moscow On 29 August 2016, at the Patriarchal residence in St Daniel’s Monastery, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with His Excellency Mr. Valentin Nkuman Tavun Matungul, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Moscow.
29.08.2016 16:12

Summer Institute for the Representatives of the Roman Catholic Church Opened in Moscow

Summer Institute for the Representatives of the Roman Catholic Church Opened in Moscow Summer Institute for the representatives of the Roman Catholic Church, organized by the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI) with participation of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, began its work on the 26th of August…
29.08.2016 14:46

Patriarch Kirill meets with US ambassador in Russia

Patriarch Kirill meets with US ambassador in Russia They were joined in their talk by Mr. Anthony Godfrey, minister-counselor for political affairs, and Mr. David Horn, second secretary of the US Embassy.