Patriarch of Serbia: We are on the side of canons, including in the Ukrainian issue
On March 2, 2021, His Holiness Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia gave an interview to PTC, Serbia’s central TV channel, in which he spoke in particular about the situation of the world Orthodoxy in connection with the Ukraine problem.
Representatives of captured churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church appeal to country leaders
On February 22, 2021, participants in the congress of representatives of captured churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church adopted an appeal to Ukrainian statesmen - President V. A. Zelensky, Prime Minister D. A. Shmygal, Chairman of the Supreme Rada D. A. Razumkov and deputies of this legislative body.
On 3 March 2021, the Day of the Liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman dominion, Metropolitan Kiprian of Stara Zagora invited archimandrite Vassian (Zmeyev), rector, and archpriest Yevgeny Pavelchuk, secretary of the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Sofia, to take part in the celebration of the 143rd anniversary of the victorious end of the Liberation War of 1877-1878 celebrated as a Bulgarian national holiday.
Rector of Russian Church Representation takes part in service for those who fell in battles for liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman yoke
On February 24, 2021, the round table of the Churches in Europe working group of the Russia-Germany public forum ‘St. Petersburg Dialogue’ held a virtual meeting to discuss the theme ‘The Pandemic and Its Influence on Churches in Russia and Germany: Challenges and Consequences’.
Metropolitan Hilarion: Christians in the Middle East need our compassion and prayer
Recently the European parliament called upon Ukraine to ban the Peacemaker (Mirotvorets) website, which has become a means of scaring and intimidating politicians, journalists, public and church figures and in general all those whose position differs from that of Ukrainian radicals. Can we expect the European Union to give a just evaluation also on the seizure of church buildings belonging to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the host of the Church and the World TV programme Yekaterina Gracheva asked the Metropolitan of Volokolamsk Hilarion.
Aid to school for disabled children conveyed by the Russian Church representative in Damascus
On 12th February 2021, the Joint Working Group for Cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Holy See held an online session
Primacy of Constantinople is the primacy of service, not of power
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed his condolences to His Beatitude Tikhon, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, on the death of Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, one of the oldest clerics of the Orthodox Church in America.
Under the pressure of schismatics, the authorities have given them approval to capture a church in Volyn
How, why and for what purpose Rus became a Christian country
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.