On 26-27 November 2015, the 4th Forum held within the framework of the All-Russian Programme “The Sanctity of Motherhood” on the theme “The Centuries-Old Family Traditions as the Foundation of Russia’s Future” takes place in the capital of Tatarstan. The meeting is sponsored by St Andrew the First-Called Foundation and…
KIRILL, PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent the following greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem with the 10th anniversary of his enthronement.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulates His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem with the 10th anniversary of his enthronement.
On November 20, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), addressed the united session of the Federation Council and the State Duma devoted to problems involved in the struggle against terrorism.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russian has expressed to President of the Republic of France Francois Hollande his condolences over the series of terrorist actions committed in Paris on November 13-14, 2015, in which hundreds of people have been killed and wounded.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia extended condolences to Mr. Nabih Berri, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Republic of Lebanon, over the death of people as a result of a terrorist attack in Burj el-Barajneh neighbourhood of Beirut.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following congratulatory message to His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of New Justiniana and All Cyprus, on the occasion of an anniversary of his enthronement and his Nameday
In a message to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church expressed condolences over the death of the passengers and crew of the Russian airliner which crashed on Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.
The forum was attended by representatives of the traditional religions in Russia, experts, governmental officials, public figures, representatives of legislative and executive bodies, leading scholars and representatives of the mass media.
The Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate expresses its strong protest against the claims made by the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, in an interview with Austria’s Kathpress agency.
In the evening of 19 October 2015, Archpriest Sergei Garklavs, Dean Emeritus of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Chicago, guardian of the Tikvin Icon of the Mother God, died at a Chicago hospital at the age of 87.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church in his message to His Holiness Bartholomew, Patriarch of Constantinople, congratulated him on the 24th anniversary of his election and elevation to the Patriarchal throne.
The chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations (DECR), Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, has congratulated the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople on the anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal throne.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent birthday greetings to the Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Neophytos, on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
The chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, has sent a congratulatory message to the Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
The 5th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference is holding its plenary sessions at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy, Switzerland. At the outset of the conference, telegrams asking for blessings and prayers were sent to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches.
On October 10, 2015, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Patriarch Irenaeus of Bulgaria, a conference on the millennium of the repose of the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles took place in the Center of Information and Culture in Sofia.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey, over the death of civilians as a result of explosions in Ankara.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following congratulatory address to his Beatitude Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa, with an anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal Throne