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21.11.2017 17:08

Joint Declaration by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

Joint Declaration by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby On 21 November 2017, a meeting between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby took place in Moscow. As the result of the meeting, a joint declaration was signed.
20.11.2017 15:02

A delegation of the Ethiopian Church on a visit to Moscow

A delegation of the Ethiopian Church on a visit to Moscow With the blessing of Patriarch-Catholicos Abuna Mathias of Ethiopia and at the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a delegation of the Ethiopian Church has come to Moscow for a working visit.
20.11.2017 12:44

Primate of Orthodox Church in America leads celebrations marking 100th anniversary of election of St. Tikhon to the Moscow Patriarchal Throne and 115th anniversary of consecration of the Patriarchal cathedral in New York

Primate of Orthodox Church in America leads celebrations marking 100th anniversary of election of St. Tikhon to the Moscow Patriarchal Throne and 115th anniversary of consecration of the Patriarchal cathedral in New York On 19 November 2017, 24th Sunday after Pentecost, the clergy and parishioners of St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral prayerfully celebrated the 100th anniversary of election of St. Tikhon (Bellavin) to the Moscow Patriarchal Throne and the 115th anniversary of consecration of the cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church in New York.
20.11.2017 12:14

International Conference on veneration of St. Andrew the First-Called takes place in Greece

International Conference on veneration of St. Andrew the First-Called takes place in Greece An international conference “The Voice of St. Andrew the First-Called in the Modern World” arranged by the St. Andrew Foundation and the Patras metropolis of the Orthodox Church of Greece took place in Patras on November 17-18, 2017.
20.11.2017 11:48

Thousands of Greeks in Patras meet a particle of relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov

Thousands of Greeks in Patras meet a particle of relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov On 16 November 2017, thousands of the residents of Patras, Greece, met the shrine with a particle of the relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov. The event was timed to coincide with the opening of the conference “The Voice of St. Andrew the First-Calles in the Modern World.”
19.11.2017 14:21

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends greetings to His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania on the 45th anniversary of his episcopal consecration

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends greetings to His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania on the 45th anniversary of his episcopal consecration His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated the Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church on the anniversary of his archpastoral ministry.
19.11.2017 14:20

DECR chairman congratulates Primate of Albanian Orthodox Church on the 45th anniversary of his archpastoral ministry

DECR chairman congratulates Primate of Albanian Orthodox Church on the 45th anniversary of his archpastoral ministry Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania with the 45th anniversary of his episcopal consecration.
19.11.2017 7:56

Hierarchs of the Georgian Orthodox Church concelebrate with Metropolitan Hilarion

Hierarchs of the Georgian Orthodox Church concelebrate with Metropolitan Hilarion On 18 November 2017, the eve of the commemoration day of St. Varlaam of Khutyn and hieromartyr Konstantin Lyubomudrov, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, officiated at the All-Night Vigil service at the church of the “Joy to All the Afflicted” icon…
19.11.2017 7:00

DECR chairman meets with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Public Health of Lebanon

DECR chairman meets with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Public Health of Lebanon On 18 November 2017, at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Mr. Ghassan Hasbani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health of the Lebanese Republic.
18.11.2017 12:14

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of Czech Lands and Slovakia with 5th anniversary of his episcopal consecration

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of Czech Lands and Slovakia with 5th anniversary of his episcopal consecration His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia on the 5th anniversary of his episcopal consecration.
18.11.2017 12:11

DECR chairman greets His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia with 5th anniversary of his episcopal consecration

DECR chairman greets His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia with 5th anniversary of his episcopal consecration Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent greetings to His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia on the 5th anniversary of his archpastoral ministry.
17.11.2017 13:39

DECR chairman visits Russian Embassy school in Rabat

DECR chairman visits Russian Embassy school in Rabat On 16 November 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, while in Morocco with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the Russian Embassy school in Rabat.
17.11.2017 13:36

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Morocco’s Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Morocco’s Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), who is on a visit Morocco’s capital city of Rabat with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia with a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church to the round-table conference…
17.11.2017 13:35

Round-table conference in Rabat on Co-work of Russian Orthodox Church and Compatriots in Africa and South-West Asia

Round-table conference in Rabat on Co-work of Russian Orthodox Church and Compatriots in Africa and South-West Asia A round-table conference on Russian Orthodox Church and Compatriots: Experience of Co-work in Africa and South-West Asia took place at the Russian Federation embassy in the Kingdom of Morocco.
17.11.2017 8:07

Patriarch Kirill meets newly appointed US ambassador to Russia

Patriarch Kirill meets newly appointed US ambassador to Russia His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Russian Federation Jon Huntsman, at the patriarchal residence in Chistyi Pereulok, Moscow
17.11.2017 0:13

DECR representative takes part in conference on Russia and Iran: Five Centuries of Cooperation

DECR representative takes part in conference on Russia and Iran: Five Centuries of Cooperation The meeting was organized by the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences with the assistance of the Russian State Archives of Social and Political History.
14.11.2017 17:39

DECR chairman meets with students of Higher Diplomatic Course

DECR chairman meets with students of Higher Diplomatic Course Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with a group of students of the Higher Diplomatic Course of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
14.11.2017 15:02

DECR chairman attends meeting of Organizing Committee of Days of Russia in foreign countries

DECR chairman attends meeting of Organizing Committee of Days of Russia in foreign countries The Organizing Committee of the Days of Russia in foreign countries, which include religious activities, held a regular meeting at the Russian Federation Ministry of Culture.
13.11.2017 18:07

Working Group for Cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds its 22nd session

Working Group for Cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds its 22nd session Prior to the meeting, Mr. Karasin presented Metropolitan Hilarion with an award of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – badge of distinction For Contribution to International Cooperation.
13.11.2017 14:11

Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission holds its plenary session

Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission holds its plenary session On 13 November 2017, a plenary session of the Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission of the Russian Orthodox Church took place at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.
13.11.2017 10:02

A Russian Orthodox Church representative discusses with a Syrian Jacobite Church hierarch the humanitarian situation of Syrian refugees in Bekaa Valley

A Russian Orthodox Church representative discusses with a Syrian Jacobite Church hierarch the humanitarian situation of Syrian refugees in Bekaa Valley Hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Great Antioch, met with Archbishop Boulos Safar of Zahle and Bekaa, Syriac Jacobite Church, to discuss the implementation of decisions made at the September meeting between Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow…
12.11.2017 12:01

Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primate of Orthodox Church of Cyprus on anniversary of his enthronement and his name day

Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primate of Orthodox Church of Cyprus on anniversary of his enthronement and his name day In his message to His Beatitude Chrysostomos, Archbishop of Nova Justiniana and All Cyprus, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated him on the anniversary of his enthronement and his Name Day.
12.11.2017 12:00

DECR chairman congratulates Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Cyprus on anniversary of his enthronement and name day

DECR chairman congratulates Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Cyprus on anniversary of his enthronement and name day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) has sent a congratulatory message to His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of Nova Justiniana and All Cyprus.
10.11.2017 14:44

Bishop Ioann of Naro-Fominsk attends events held by organization of support for migrants and refugees

Bishop Ioann of Naro-Fominsk attends events held by organization of support for migrants and refugees A traditional reception for diplomats was held at the Cathedral of the Trinity of the Greek Archdiocese in the USA in New York. This year it was devoted to problems of forced migrants and refugees.
09.11.2017 10:12

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Apostolic Nuncio of Japan

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Apostolic Nuncio of Japan Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the Apostolic Nuncio in Tokyo, Titular Archbishop Joseph Chennoth of Milevum.
09.11.2017 10:03

Church representatives meet with Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Church representatives meet with Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe On 7 November 2017, Bishop Viktor of Baryshevka, representative of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to the International Organizations, and Hegumen Philip (Ryabykh), representative of the Moscow Patriarchate to the Council of Europe and the European Union, met with Mrs. Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
09.11.2017 10:01

Representative of Ukrainian Orthodox Church meets with Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Representative of Ukrainian Orthodox Church meets with Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights On 6 November 2017, Bishop Viktor of Baryshevka, representative of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to the European Institutions and International Organizations, met with Mr. Nils Raimonds Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commission for Human Rights in Strasbourg.
09.11.2017 9:44

DECR chairman visits Russian Orthodox Church representation in Tokyo

DECR chairman visits Russian Orthodox Church representation in Tokyo Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), accompanied by Hieromonk Nikolay (Ono) and D. Petrovsky, DECR staff member, visited the church of the Faithful Prince Alexander Nevsky in Meguro – the ROC representation in Tokyo. He was welcomed to the church by…
09.11.2017 9:22

Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at the opening of the conference on Ss Nicholas of Japan and Innocent of Moscow: Culture of the Peoples of Russia, Japan and America

Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at the opening of the conference on Ss Nicholas of Japan and Innocent of Moscow: Culture of the Peoples of Russia, Japan and America An international academic reflection-action conference on Ss Nicholas of Japan and Innocent of Moscow: Culture of the Peoples of Russia, Japan and America, took place at the Russian embassy in Tokyo.
08.11.2017 10:25

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk begins his working visit to Japan

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk begins his working visit to Japan On 7 November 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, arrived in Tokyo.