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24.07.2016 11:15

Patriarchal greetings to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the occasion of his 50th birthday

Patriarchal greetings to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the occasion of his 50th birthday His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia greeted Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), on the occasion of his 50th birthday.
23.07.2016 19:48

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov greets DECR chairman with his jubilee

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov greets DECR chairman with his jubilee The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation sent a message of greetings to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, on his 50th birthday.
15.07.2016 11:40

Primate of the Russian Church expresses condolences over terrorist attack in Nice

Primate of the Russian Church expresses condolences over terrorist attack in Nice His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over the terrorist attack in Nice that had claimed the lives of many people.
14.07.2016 13:10

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over train crash in the south of Italy

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over train crash in the south of Italy In these sorrowful days, lifting up prayers to the All-Merciful Lord for a speedy recovery of the injured, I would like to express the words of support and wishes of spiritual courage to the relatives and friends of the victims of the tragedy and to all the Italian people.
07.07.2016 19:32

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends condolences to Primate of the Coptic Church over the murder of priest Rafael Moussa

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends condolences to Primate of the Coptic Church over the murder of priest Rafael Moussa His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expressed his compassion and support to the relatives and spiritual children of Father Rafael.
29.06.2016 22:55

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over terrorist attack at Istanbul’s airport

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over terrorist attack at Istanbul’s airport His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over the terrorist attack in Istanbul. On June 28, two blasts hit Istanbul’s international airport. According to the latest reports, 41 people were killed and 239 injured.
24.06.2016 14:30

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople sends to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill condolences upon the tragedy on Syamozero

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople sends to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill condolences upon the tragedy on Syamozero In his letter to the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople expressed condolences upon the tragic events on Syamozero in Karelia involving the death of fourteen people including thirteen children. The search for one more child continues.
22.06.2016 23:45

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s letter on the occasion of the terrorist attack in Qamishli

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s letter on the occasion of the terrorist attack in Qamishli His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following letter to His Holiness Mar Ignatios Aphrem II, Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, on the occasion of the terrorist attack at Al-Qamishli in Syria.
17.06.2016 12:00

Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to Primates and representatives of Local Orthodox Churches who have assembled in Crete

Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to Primates and representatives of Local Orthodox Churches who have assembled in Crete His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a message to the Primates and representative of Local Orthodox Churches who have assembled in the Island of Crete.
14.06.2016 15:39

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulatory message to the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church on the occasion of his Name Day

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulatory message to the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church on the occasion of his Name Day His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has greeted His Beatitude Heronymos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, on the occasion of his Name Day.
14.06.2016 15:38

DECR chairman sends a message of greetings to the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church on the occasion of his Name Day

DECR chairman sends a message of greetings to the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church on the occasion of his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) greeted His Beatitude, Archbishop Hieronymos of Athens and All Greece on the occasion of his Name Day.
13.06.2016 18:44

On the situation caused by the refusal of several Local Orthodox Churches to participate in the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

On the situation caused by the refusal of several Local Orthodox Churches to participate in the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church Statement of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church
11.06.2016 10:41

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople on his Nameday

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople on his Nameday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople with his Nameday.
03.06.2016 21:34

Session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 3 June 2016

Session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 3 June 2016 Serious problems which have arisen in the course of preparations for the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church to take place from June 18 to 26, 2016, especially concerning the refusal of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to attend the Council if its date is not put off and…
02.06.2016 23:16

On the Protection of Unborn Children

On the Protection of Unborn Children Statement of the Interreligious Council in Russia
26.05.2016 16:52

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill extends condolences over terrorist attacks in Syria

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill extends condolences over terrorist attacks in Syria His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences to the President of the Syrian Arab Republic, Mr. Bashar Al-Assad, over terrorist attacks in the cities of Jableh and Tartous, which had claimed the lives of over one hundred people.
21.05.2016 11:40

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over EgyptAir plane crash that claimed lives of 66 people

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over EgyptAir plane crash that claimed lives of 66 people The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent messages to French President François Hollande and to the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, expressing condolences over the death of people at the result of the crash of the EgyptAir plane en route from Paris to Cairo.
04.05.2016 16:57

Minutes of the Holy Synod Session of April 16, 2016

Minutes of the Holy Synod Session of April 16, 2016 The Holy Synod session on April 16, 2016, held a preliminary discussion on the membership of the Russian Orthodox Church’s delegation to the Pan-Orthodox Council to take place from June 18 to 27, 2016.
01.05.2016 10:03

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sent Easter greetings to the heads of foreign states and to the state and public figures in far abroad

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sent Easter greetings to the heads of foreign states and to the state and public figures in far abroad Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Easter greetings.
01.05.2016 7:11

Paschal greetings of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches

Paschal greetings of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent his greetings with the Resurrection of Christ
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