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17.01.2019 10:56

Supporters of Constantinople-recognized church structure in Ukraine capturing churches of Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Supporters of Constantinople-recognized church structure in Ukraine capturing churches of Ukrainian Orthodox Church Despite repeated statements of Ukrainian President P. Poroshenko that – in spite of the creation of a new church structure inspired with his participation – each person will be free to choose to which church to come and that there will be no forcible captures of monasteries, churches and other…
17.01.2019 7:22

Christmas reception at Russian Consulate General in New York

Christmas reception at Russian Consulate General in New York On January 15, 2019, the Russian Federation Consulate General in New York gave an official Christmas reception on behalf of Consul General S. K. Ovsyannikov and the Moscow Patriarchate Representation in the USA.
16.01.2019 13:49

A boarding school in Damascus receives aid from Russian religious communities

A boarding school in Damascus receives aid from Russian religious communities The administration of the Damascus boarding school for children of deceased Syrian servicemen sent a letter to the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, expressing their gratitude for the aid delivered to the school before the New Year celebrations.
14.01.2019 9:30

Metropolitan Hilarion: The Russian Orthodox Church originated in Kiev, not in Moscow, not in St. Petersburg

Metropolitan Hilarion: The Russian Orthodox Church originated in Kiev, not in Moscow, not in St. Petersburg Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, gave an interview to the TV channel RT.
11.01.2019 23:34

Metropolitan Hilarion completes his pilgrimage to Holy Land

Metropolitan Hilarion completes his pilgrimage to Holy Land On January 10 and 11, 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), continued his pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
11.01.2019 17:18

Diocese of Hungary clergy support Russian Orthodox Church position on anti-canonical actions of Patriarchate of Constantinople in Ukraine

Diocese of Hungary clergy support Russian Orthodox Church position on anti-canonical actions of Patriarchate of Constantinople in Ukraine On January 8, 2019, the Second Day of the Feast of the Nativity, the Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos, after the Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Cathedral of the Dormition in Budapest, Archbishop Anthony of Budapest and Vienna held a conference of the diocese of Budapest clergy.
10.01.2019 22:47

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Poland: Actions of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Ukraine can provoke chaos

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Poland: Actions of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Ukraine can provoke chaos In his talk with a journalist from Polityka newsmagazine His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland underscored that in the light of canon law “metropolitan Epifany” Dumenko (head of the newly created structure called “Orthodox Church of Ukraine”) is not a clergymen as he was not ordained by…
10.01.2019 21:05

Metropolitan Nicholas of Akhalkalaki and Kumurdo: Alarming is an assertion that Patriarchate of Constantinople has the exclusive right to interfere in the internal affairs of any Local Church

Metropolitan Nicholas of Akhalkalaki and Kumurdo: Alarming is an assertion that Patriarchate of Constantinople has the exclusive right to interfere in the internal affairs of any Local Church In an interview to the InterPressNews Georgian news agency, a hierarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Nicholas of Akhalkalaki and Kumurdo, said that in order to take a decision concerning the actions of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Ukraine, a thorough examination of this matter is needed.
10.01.2019 20:43

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the State of Israel

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the State of Israel On 10 January 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, currently on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met with H.E. Alexander Viktorov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation…
10.01.2019 20:03

Primate of the Church of Cyprus: the main thing now is to prevent the separation of Orthodoxy

Primate of the Church of Cyprus: the main thing now is to prevent the separation of Orthodoxy The Primate of Church of Cyprus has distanced himself from the statement made by the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs that at the meeting with the Ambassador of Ukraine on January 9 he allegedly supported the “autocephalous church” in the country.