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21.07.2017 16:35

His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus expresses support to the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus expresses support to the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Nea Justiniana and All Cyprus sent a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia concerning the situation of the canonical Orthodox Church in Ukraine.
20.07.2017 18:48

Patriarch Kirill meets with Germany’s ambassador to Russia

Patriarch Kirill meets with Germany’s ambassador to Russia On July 20, 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federative Republic of Germany to the Russian Federation, Baron Rüdiger von Fritsch-Seerhausen, at the Peredelkino patriarchal residence.
20.07.2017 13:55

St. Sergius Metochion opened in Jerusalem

St. Sergius Metochion opened in Jerusalem With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, arrived in Jerusalem to take part in the opening ceremony.
20.07.2017 13:40

Head of the Administration for Institutions Abroad visits Norway

Head of the Administration for Institutions Abroad visits Norway On 13-16 July 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, visited the Russian Orthodox parishes in Norway.
18.07.2017 20:56

On commemoration day of St. Sergius of Radonezh Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy in St. Sergius monastery’s church of the Holy Spirit

On commemoration day of St. Sergius of Radonezh Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy in St. Sergius monastery’s church of the Holy Spirit On July 18, 2017, when the Church honours the memory of St. Sergius of Radonezh, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles in the St. Sergius Monastery of the Holy Trinity.
18.07.2017 20:15

The Inter-departmental Coordinating Group for teaching theology in universities meets under chairmanship of Metropolitan Hilarion

The Inter-departmental Coordinating Group for teaching theology in universities meets under chairmanship of Metropolitan Hilarion On July 17, 2017, the Inter-departmental Coordinating Group for teaching theology in universities held its regular meeting at Moscow Theological Academy. It was chaired by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the chairman of the group, rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI).
16.07.2017 18:23

Metropolitan Hilarion: the Church in his world is called to bear witness to God’s truth

Metropolitan Hilarion: the Church in his world is called to bear witness to God’s truth On July 16, 2017, the commemoration day of St. Philip the Wonderworker, Metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka.
12.07.2017 23:08

Patronal feast celebrated at the Moscow Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Patronal feast celebrated at the Moscow Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Niphon of Philippopolis, representative of the Patriarchate of Antioch to the Moscow Patriarchate, officiated at the Divine Liturgy in the Church of Ss. Peter and Paul on Yauza.
11.07.2017 10:49

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with delegation of Urbi et Orbi Foundation

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with delegation of Urbi et Orbi Foundation On 10 July 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, received a delegation of the Urbi et Orbi Catholic Foundation, led by Dr. Rober Moynihan, editor-in-chief of the Inside the Vatican magazine.
10.07.2017 20:14

The Russian Orthodox Church and Turkey’s Presidency for Religious Affairs working group meets at DECR

The Russian Orthodox Church and Turkey’s Presidency for Religious Affairs working group meets at DECR July 10, 2017 – The working group for dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and Turkey’s Presidency for Religious Affairs met at the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR).
10.07.2017 20:08

Peacemaking Mission of Religion in the Modern World

Peacemaking Mission of Religion in the Modern World Address by the DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the 3d meeting of the Working Group for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate.
10.07.2017 13:30

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of New Zealand to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of New Zealand to Russia On 10 July 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H.E. Mr. Ian Hill, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of New Zealand to the Russian Federation.
10.07.2017 11:14

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Spanish Ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Spanish Ambassador to Russia On 10 July 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H.E. Mr. Ignacio Ibañez Rubio, newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Spain to the Russian Federation.
05.07.2017 16:30

Patriarch Kirill meets Armenian ambassador to Russia

Patriarch Kirill meets Armenian ambassador to Russia On July 5, 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met Armenia’s newly assigned ambassador to Russia, Mr. Vardan S. Torganian, at the patriarchal and synodal residence in the St. Daniel monastery.
05.07.2017 13:05

DECR vice-chairman attends plenary session of Russian-Chinese Friendship, Peace and Development Committee and meeting of the Russian and Chinese state leaders with representatives of the public in the two countries

DECR vice-chairman attends plenary session of Russian-Chinese Friendship, Peace and Development Committee and meeting of the Russian and Chinese state leaders with representatives of the public in the two countries The participants summed up the work carried by the committee last year, shared their experience of building contacts and implementing joint projects and considered plans for the nearest future.
04.07.2017 22:46

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó On July 4, 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Mr. Péter Szijjártó.
04.07.2017 20:08

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of people in car crash in southeast Germany

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of people in car crash in southeast Germany In connection with the death of people in a car crash in southeast Germany, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia extended condolences to Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. Eighteen people died in the car accident on July 3, 2017, in Upper Franconia in Bavaria.
04.07.2017 18:59

Message of the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Church Outside Russia to Patriarch Kirill

Message of the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Church Outside Russia to Patriarch Kirill The members of the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Church Outside Russia have sent the following message of greetings to His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
03.07.2017 14:18

Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk on archpastoral visit to Hungary

Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk on archpastoral visit to Hungary Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk, administrator of the Russian Orthodox Church’s diocese of Budapest and Hungary, has completed his visit to Hungary.
02.07.2017 0:28

DECR chairman’s statement on the fate of ten-month-old Charlie Gard from Great Britain

DECR chairman’s statement on the fate of ten-month-old Charlie Gard from Great Britain All courts, including the European Court of Human Rights, passed a death sentence on a child suffering from a rare genetic condition and did not heed his parents’ plea to give him a chance. Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk commented on the situation in his statement.
02.07.2017 0:16

Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with the newly elected head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church

Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with the newly elected head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church On 1 July 2017, Hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, met with His Beatitude Youssef I Absi, who was elected Greek Melkite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and Jerusalem.
30.06.2017 14:58

Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church holds its second session in Astana

Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church holds its second session in Astana On 27-29 June 2017, the second session of the Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church took place at the Religious, Cultural and Administrative Centre of the Kazakhstan metropolitan area in Astana.
29.06.2017 15:49

24th General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy convened in Rome

24th General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy convened in Rome On 26-27 June 2017, the 24th General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy held its working sessions in Rome, Italy. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, took part in…
28.06.2017 12:53

Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with Prime Minister of Hungary

Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with Prime Minister of Hungary On 27 June 2017, Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk, administrator of the Diocese of Budapest and Hungary, met with the Prime Minister of Hungary, Mr. Viktor Orbán.
27.06.2017 15:15

Award of the Department for External Church Relations is presented to Archbishop Alexander of Baku and Azerbaijan

Award of the Department for External Church Relations is presented to Archbishop Alexander of Baku and Azerbaijan The presentation of the Medal of St. Mark of Ephesus was timed to the 65th birthday of Archbishop Alexander of Baku and Azerbaijan.
26.06.2017 13:03

Roundtable discussion of joint humanitarian initiatives of the Russian religious communities takes place in Beirut

Roundtable discussion of joint humanitarian initiatives of the Russian religious communities takes place in Beirut On 23 June 2017, members of the working group for rendering humanitarian aid to the population of Syria of Russia’s Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations arrived in Beirut to hold consultations with representatives of the Syrian and Lebanese religious communities.
25.06.2017 22:40

Delegation of Coptic Church completes its visit to Russia

Delegation of Coptic Church completes its visit to Russia On 23 June 2017, the delegation of hegumens and monks of the Coptic monasteries concluded their pilgrimage to Russia, which was carried out in compliance with the agreements between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church within the…
25.06.2017 14:48

DECR chairman sends greetings to new head of Melkite Greek Catholic Church

DECR chairman sends greetings to new head of Melkite Greek Catholic Church In his message to His Beatitude Yousseff I Absi, Greek-Melkite Patriarch Elect of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and Jerusalem, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations, congratulated him on his election as new head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church.
24.06.2017 22:31

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends condolences over the death of people in Sichuan Province in China

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends condolences over the death of people in Sichuan Province in China His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences over the tragic consequences of the landslide that had stricken the Sichuan Province in China.
24.06.2017 20:32

DECR representative takes part in OSCE conference on freedom of religion

DECR representative takes part in OSCE conference on freedom of religion The meeting was organized by the Austrian OSCE Chairmanship and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.