His Holiness Patriarch Kirill opens conference on primacy and conciliarity in Orthodoxy
On September 16, 2021, the conference on “World Orthodoxy: Primacy and Conciliarity in the Light of the Orthodox Teaching” began its work at the St. Sergius Hall of the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
DECR vice-chairman calls at the G20 Interfaith Forum to protect Christians in Africa against genocide
September 13, 2021, the second day of the work of the G20 Interfaith Forum in Bologna, Italy, was devoted to the theme “The time for healing: peace among cultures, understanding between religions”.
DECR chairman meets with Bishop Lukijan of Budimlije
On September 6, 2021, when on a visit to Hungary, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, visited the church of St. George’s church of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Budapest. At the entrance to the church, Vladyka Hilarion was met by the Administrator of the Budimlije diocese, Bishop Lukijan.
On September 12, 2021, the opening of the 13th International Ambrosian Readings took place at the Ambrosian Library in Milan. This forum is annually organized by the Parish of St. Ambrose; this year it has been held in the context of the 800th anniversary since the birth of the holy and right-believing Prince Alexander Nevsky.
Metropolitan Anthony of Chersonesus visits parishes in Milan
A hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, Bishop Theodore of Apamea, Patriarchal vicar in Rio de Janeiro, visited the church of the holy martyr Zenaida of the Moscow Patriarchate.
Diocesan council of Tulchyn diocese under the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate condemns acts of radicals from the Orthodox Church of Ukraine after the visit of Patriarch Bartholomew to Ukraine
A conversation took place between the metropolitan of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands Nectarius with a hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church the metropolitan of Cherkasy and Kaniv Theodosius, who had come to Corfu (Greece) on a pilgrimage to venerate the relics of St. Spyridon of Trimythous, the press service of the diocese of Cherkasy stated on 5th September 2021.
Yet one more Ukrainian Orthodox community receives a church to replace one that had been seized
On September 1, 2021, a monument to the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky was unveiled in Moscow.
Humanitarian aid supplied to Syrian Bosra with assistance of the Russian Orthodox Church
On 29 August 2021, the 10 th Sunday after Pentecost, Archbishop Nestor of Madrid and Lisbon celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the parish in Loulé, Portugal.
Metropolitan Hilarion: Many things in a person's life depend on faith
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
The Church’s communication with the world external to her is a special but integral part of Orthodox mission. This ministry is not always the direct proclamation of the Word of God. However, it helps millions of people to see Orthodoxy from various viewpoints and also to come to feel the beauty and power of Orthodoxy.
Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate DECR – Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk
The Department for External Church Relations (DECR) carries out an important service standing on the front lines of our Church, defending these boundaries and entering into dialogue with all well-wishers and not only well-wishers. Dialogue is necessary, in the first place, for the defense of our Church so that she may continue carrying out her salvific ministry.