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20.09.2017 22:47

Patriarch Kirill extends condolences over destructive earthquake in Mexico

Patriarch Kirill extends condolences over destructive earthquake in Mexico On September 19, 2017, a destructive earthquake happened in Mexico killing over 200 people. A three-day mourning period has been declared in the country. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has extended condolences to President of the United Mexican States Enrique Peña Nieto.
20.09.2017 22:19

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends condolences to Primate of Bulgarian Orthodox Church over the death of Metropolitan Dometian of Vidin

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends condolences to Primate of Bulgarian Orthodox Church over the death of Metropolitan Dometian of Vidin His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences over the passing of a hierarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Dometian of Vidin.
20.09.2017 22:18

DECR chairman expresses condolences over the death of Metropolitan Dometian of Vidin

DECR chairman expresses condolences over the death of Metropolitan Dometian of Vidin Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of condolences to His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria over the death of Metropolitan Dometian of Vidin.
20.09.2017 14:58

Trinity Cathedral on Quai Branly in Paris becomes a revelation of the Days of the French National Heritage

Trinity Cathedral on Quai Branly in Paris becomes a revelation of the Days of the French National Heritage The Trinity Cathedral and the Spiritual and Cultural Center on Quai Branly have become one of the most visited places in the prestigious 7th District of Paris during the Days of the French National Heritage. It was the first time that they took part in this celebration of republican significance.
20.09.2017 12:58

Statement made during the OSCE session on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination concerning the violation of the rights of the Ukrainian Orthodox believers

Statement made during the OSCE session on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination concerning the violation of the rights of the Ukrainian Orthodox believers On 14 September 2017, at the session on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting that took place in Warsaw, Poland, Bishop Viktor of Baryshevka, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Representation to the European International Organizations, made a statement concerning the violation of the rights of…
19.09.2017 20:12

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople On 18 September 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, arrived in Istanbul.
18.09.2017 18:41

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Archbishop Chrysotomos of Cyprus

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Archbishop Chrysotomos of Cyprus On 17 September 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations began his working visit to Cyprus.
18.09.2017 9:39

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with hierarchs of the Lebanese Churches

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with hierarchs of the Lebanese Churches Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, during his visit to Lebanon, met with hierarchs of Churches in Lebanon who serve in the Bekaa Valley.
16.09.2017 23:41

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at the Conference “Russia in the Heart of Lebanon”

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at the Conference “Russia in the Heart of Lebanon” On 16 September 2017, during his visit to Lebanon, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, took part in an international conference entitled “Russia in the Heart of Lebanon.”
16.09.2017 23:40

Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to the Russia in the Heart of Lebanon conference

Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to the Russia in the Heart of Lebanon conference On September 2017, during his visit to Lebanon, the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, attended the international conference ‘Russia in the Heart of Lebanon’, which took place in the city of Chwaya in northern Lebanon.
16.09.2017 11:42

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), who is on a working trip to Lebanon with a blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met with Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Rafiq Al-Hariri, at the residence of the government…
16.09.2017 7:35

DECR chairman meets with His Beatitude Patriarch John of Antioch

DECR chairman meets with His Beatitude Patriarch John of Antioch On 15 September 2017, while in Lebanon upon the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, visited the the Archdiocese of Beirut of the Patriarchate of Antioch and had a meeting with…
16.09.2017 5:16

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with President of Lebanon

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with President of Lebanon On 15 September 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Mr. Michel Aoun, President of the Lebanese Republic, at the Presidential palace in Baabda, in the suburb of Lebanon’s capital.
15.09.2017 21:12

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the head of the Maronite Church

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the head of the Maronite Church On 15 September 2017, at the summer residence of the Maronite patriarchs in Dimane, Lebanon, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with His Beatitude Maronite Patriarch Béchara Boutros Cardinal al-Raï.
15.09.2017 14:04

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk begins his working visit to Lebanon

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk begins his working visit to Lebanon (Russian) 14 сентября 2017 года по благословению Святейшего Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла председатель Отдела внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата митрополит Волоколамский Иларион прибыл в Ливан.
14.09.2017 23:57

Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany buried in Berlin

Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany buried in Berlin On 14 September 2017, Metropolitan Arseny of Istra, first vicar for Moscow of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Holy Resurrection in Berlin.
13.09.2017 23:08

DECR chairman meets with attendees of Summer Institute for clergy and laity of Church of England

DECR chairman meets with attendees of Summer Institute for clergy and laity of Church of England Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk received a group of the Church of England clergy and laity who have come to Russia for the Summer Institute of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute for Post-graduate Studies (CMI).
13.09.2017 18:21

Churches in Europe working group of Russian-German forum ‘St. Petersburg Dialogue’ meets in Berlin

Churches in Europe working group of Russian-German forum ‘St. Petersburg Dialogue’ meets in Berlin The Churches in Europe group of the Russian-German forum of civil societies ‘St. Petersburg Dialogue’ held a working meeting in Berlin.
13.09.2017 15:53

DECR chairman expresses condolences over the death of Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany

DECR chairman expresses condolences over the death of Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany On 11 September 2017, Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany passed away to the Lord at the age of 64 after a prolonged disease.
13.09.2017 12:09

Metropolitan Hilarion’s book “The Lamb of God” presented in Moscow

Metropolitan Hilarion’s book “The Lamb of God” presented in Moscow It is the fifth book in the six-volume series “Jesus Christ. Life and Teaching.”
12.09.2017 18:08

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over the death of Archbishop Feofan (Galinsky)

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over the death of Archbishop Feofan (Galinsky) His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent condolences to the clergy and flock of the diocese of Berlin and Germany over the death of Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany.
12.09.2017 13:10

16th anniversary of 9/11 terror attack in the United States was marked by requiem service at the Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church in America

16th anniversary of 9/11 terror attack in the United States was marked by requiem service at the Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church in America On the 11th of September 2017, which marked the 16th anniversary of the dreadful terror attack in the United States that had killed almost three thousand people, a requiem service was celebrated at the Church of the Holy Great Martyr Catherine In-the-Fields, the Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church in…
11.09.2017 19:24

Hierarch of Russian Orthodox Church takes part in consecration of cathedral in Bulgarian Ruse

Hierarch of Russian Orthodox Church takes part in consecration of cathedral in Bulgarian Ruse The consecration was presided over by Metropolitan Naum of Ruse. He was assisted by Metropolitan Longin of Saratov and Volsk and bishops and clergy from the Romanian Orthodox Church, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s Metropolia of Western and Central Europe, the Metropolia of Sofia and the Metropolia of Ruse. Among the…
11.09.2017 18:10

Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany passed away to the Lord

Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany passed away to the Lord Archbishop Feofan’s whole life was an example of selfless service of God and the Church.
11.09.2017 17:24

Delegation of Moscow Patriarchate takes part in International Meetings of Prayer for Peace

Delegation of Moscow Patriarchate takes part in International Meetings of Prayer for Peace The International Meetings of Prayer for Peace organized annually by the Catholic Community of St. Egidio are held this year in Munster, Germany.
09.09.2017 12:03

Coordinating Committee for Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue formulates new topics for further work

Coordinating Committee for Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue formulates new topics for further work On 8 September 2017, the Coordinating Committee of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church concluded its work.
08.09.2017 20:44

Trilateral meeting of religious leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia takes place in Moscow

Trilateral meeting of religious leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia takes place in Moscow On 8 September 2017, a meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Sheikh ul-Islam Allahshükür Pashazade, chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Board, and Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, took place at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow.
08.09.2017 18:50

Statement adopted at the conclusion of the trilateral meeting of religious leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia

Statement adopted at the conclusion of the trilateral meeting of religious leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia The document was signed on September 8, 2017.
08.09.2017 14:40

Patriarch Kirill meets with chairman of the Caucasus Muslim Board

Patriarch Kirill meets with chairman of the Caucasus Muslim Board On the eve of the trilateral meeting of religious leaders in Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia on the problem of Nagorno-Karabakh, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Chairman of the Caucasus Muslim Board Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshuqur Pasha-zade, at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in the St. Daniel…
07.09.2017 13:03

Metropolitan Hilarion: We should move forward preserving and strengthening our unity

Metropolitan Hilarion: We should move forward preserving and strengthening our unity Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, has given an interview to the Greek Romphaia web portal.