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23.05.2017 12:02

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch condemns attempts to adopt at Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada the bills directed against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch condemns attempts to adopt at Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada the bills directed against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Russian) В ответ на обращение Предстоятеля Русской Православной Церкви в связи с подготовленными к рассмотрению в Верховной Раде Украины проектами законов № 4128 и № 4511, которые предусматривают введение дискриминационных норм в отношении канонической Украинской Православной Церкви, Блаженнейший Патриарх Великой Антиохии и всего Востока Иоанн X направил Патриарху Кириллу послание.
18.05.2017 17:45

Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia hopes anti-church bills will be withdrawn from Supreme Rada agenda

Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia hopes anti-church bills will be withdrawn from Supreme Rada agenda His Beatitude Rostislav, Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, has appealed to Ukrainian President P. Poroshenko and Supreme Rada Chairman A. Parubii, expressing profound concern for the planned adoption of anti-church Bills No. 4128 and No. 4511.
17.05.2017 20:46

General Secretary of the World Council of Churches Olav Fykse Tveit sends letters to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Chair of the Ukrainian Supreme Council  Andrii Parubii

General Secretary of the World Council of Churches Olav Fykse Tveit sends letters to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Chair of the Ukrainian Supreme Council  Andrii Parubii In response to the appeal of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Secretary General of the World Council of Churches, the Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, has sent to Ukrainian President P. Poroshenko and Supreme Rada Chairman A. Parubiy a letter expressing profound concern over the…
09.05.2017 20:09

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s greetings to French president-elect Emmanuel Macron

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s greetings to French president-elect Emmanuel Macron His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to Mr. Emmanuel Macron with his election as President of the French Republic.
09.05.2017 13:47

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Metropolitan Niphon with 40th anniversary of his ministry as representative of the Patriarch of Antioch to the Patriarch of Moscow

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Metropolitan Niphon with 40th anniversary of his ministry as representative of the Patriarch of Antioch to the Patriarch of Moscow The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church congratulated Metropolitan Niphon of Philipopolis on the 40th anniversary of his ministry as representative of the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
26.04.2017 14:05

President Vladimir Putin’s message to the 5th plenary session of the Christian Inter-confessional Consultative Committee

President Vladimir Putin’s message to the 5th plenary session of the Christian Inter-confessional Consultative Committee President Vladimir Putin has sent a message of greetings to the Fifth Plenary Session of the Christian Inter-confessional Consultative Committee, which has begun its work on April 26, 2017, in St. Petersburg. The message was read out by Mr. M. Belousov, deputy head of the Presidential Administration for Domestic Policy.
26.04.2017 14:03

Patriarch Kirill’s message of greetings to the Fifth Plenary Session of the Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee

Patriarch Kirill’s message of greetings to the Fifth Plenary Session of the Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee The message was read out by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations.
17.04.2017 22:40

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Archbishop Jeremiah of Wroclaw and Szczecin

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Archbishop Jeremiah of Wroclaw and Szczecin His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a message of condolences to His Beatitude Sava, Metropolitan of Warsaw and All Poland, over the demise of Archbishop Jeremiah of Wroclaw and Szczecin, a hierarch of the Polish Orthodox Church.
17.04.2017 22:39

DECR chairman expresses condolences over the demise of Archbishop Jeremiah of Wroclaw and Szczecin, a hierarch of the Polish Orthodox Church

DECR chairman expresses condolences over the demise of Archbishop Jeremiah of Wroclaw and Szczecin, a hierarch of the Polish Orthodox Church Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, has sent His Beatitude Sava, Metropolitan of Warsaw and All Poland, a message expressing condolences over the demise of Archbishop Jeremiah of Wroclaw and Szczecin. Below is the full text of the message.
16.04.2017 14:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets heads of foreign states with Easter

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets heads of foreign states with Easter His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following Easter greeting to the heads of foreign states of the Orthodox Christian tradition: Greece, Cyprus, Serbia and Bulgaria
16.04.2017 14:00

DECR chairman sends Easter greetings to the state and public figures in far-abroad countries

DECR chairman sends Easter greetings to the state and public figures in far-abroad countries Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Easter greetings
16.04.2017 12:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s Easter greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s Easter greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following Easter greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches: Pope Francis, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos Garegin II of All Armenians, Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church; Patriarch Aphrem II of the Syriac Church, and many others
16.04.2017 12:00

Metropolitan Hilarion greets the heads of non-Orthodox Churches with the feast of the Resurrection of Christ

Metropolitan Hilarion greets the heads of non-Orthodox Churches with the feast of the Resurrection of Christ Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, greeted Pope Francis; Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos Garegin II of All Armenians; Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury; Bishop Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strom, chairman of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany, and heads of other non-Orthodox…
16.04.2017 10:01

Paschal greeting of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches

Paschal greeting of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent greetings with the feast of the Bright Resurrection of Church to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches
16.04.2017 10:00

DECR chairman congratulates Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches on the Passover of Christ

DECR chairman congratulates Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches on the Passover of Christ Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sent the following greeting with the Resurrection of Christ
15.04.2017 15:00

Paschal Message of Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia

Paschal Message of Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church
09.04.2017 20:10

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terrorist attacks in Egypt

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terrorist attacks in Egypt The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church expressed condolences over the terrorist attacks in Egypt, in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria.
09.04.2017 20:09

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sends condolences over terrorist attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sends condolences over terrorist attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt Over thirty people fell victim to the terrorist attacks.
08.04.2017 22:10

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terror attack in Stockholm

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terror attack in Stockholm His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent his condolences to the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden over the terror attack in Stockholm. A truck smashed through the crowd on the Drottninggatan street. Four people were killed, ten injured and taken to hospital.
08.04.2017 14:31

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of Serbian Orthodox Church with Krsna Slava

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of Serbian Orthodox Church with Krsna Slava His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to the Archbishop of Peć and Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, on the day of his Krsna Slava – that is how the commemoration day of a family’s patron saint…
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