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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.
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.
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.
28.08.2017 15:40

Metropolitan Hilarion greets the participants in the 3d International Christian Forum

Metropolitan Hilarion greets the participants in the 3d International Christian Forum On August 28, 2017, the 3d International Christian Forum was opened in Moscow. A message of greetings has been sent to the participants by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR). The message was voiced at the opening ceremony by Rev. Dimitry…
18.08.2017 18:08

His Holiness Patriarchal Kirill greets DECR chairman with 30th anniversary of his ordination into priesthood

His Holiness Patriarchal Kirill greets DECR chairman with 30th anniversary of his ordination into priesthood His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, on the 30th anniversary of his ordination into priesthood.
18.08.2017 13:03

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church expresses condolences over terror attack in Barcelona

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church expresses condolences over terror attack in Barcelona His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia conveyed his condolences to King Felipe VI of Spain over the terror attack in Barcelona. The day before, in the evening, a van ploughed into a crowd of people on Las Ramblas pedestrian mall in the centre of Barcelona. As was…
10.08.2017 17:50

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over devastating earthquake in China’s Sichuan Province

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over devastating earthquake in China’s Sichuan Province His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to Mr. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, over the devastating earthquake in southwestern China
09.08.2017 16:31

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s message of greetings marking the patronal feast of Russian St. Panteleimon Monastery on Mount Athos

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s message of greetings marking the patronal feast of Russian St. Panteleimon Monastery on Mount Athos His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated Archimandrite Eulogius, Hegumen of the Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos, on the patronal feast of his abode.
09.08.2017 16:11

DECR chairman greets hegumen of Russian St. Panteleimon Monastery on Mt Athos with its patronal feast

DECR chairman greets hegumen of Russian St. Panteleimon Monastery on Mt Athos with its patronal feast Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message to Archimandrite Eulogius, hegumen of the Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mt Athos, in which he congratulated him and the brethren of the abode on the commemoration day of the Holy Great…
02.08.2017 11:01

DECR chairman greets His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia with his Name Day

DECR chairman greets His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia with his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia, Archbishop of Mtskheta and Tbilisi, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, on his Name Day.
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.
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.
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.
20.06.2017 17:49

His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem expresses support to Ukrainian Orthodox Church

His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem expresses support to Ukrainian Orthodox Church His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine sent a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia concerning the situation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
15.06.2017 11:33

DECR chairman expressed condolences over demise of a senior hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch

DECR chairman expressed condolences over demise of a senior hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch On 14 June 2017 a senior hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, Metropolitan Antonio of Mexico, Venezuela, Central America and the Caribbean passed away.
14.06.2017 15:31

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends greetings to the participants in the 1st All-Russian academic conference on Theology in Humanitarian Education

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends greetings to the participants in the 1st All-Russian academic conference on Theology in Humanitarian Education On June 14, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion read out welcome address of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the opening session.
13.06.2017 10:05

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople on his Nameday

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople on his Nameday Congratulatory message reads as follows
13.06.2017 10:04

DECR chairman greets His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople with his Nameday

DECR chairman greets His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople with his Nameday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople with his Nameday:
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