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12.11.2019 9:33

Delegation of Russian Orthodox Church made pilgrimage to common Christian holy places in Egypt

Delegation of Russian Orthodox Church made pilgrimage to common Christian holy places in Egypt From November 1 to 7, 2019, a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church was on a visit to Egypt with the blessing of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and at the invitation from Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II.
10.11.2019 21:00

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates at Moscow representation of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates at Moscow representation of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia On 10 November 2019, the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Church of St. Nicholas in Kotelniki – Representation of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, which was marking…
08.11.2019 22:01

150th anniversary of Russian metochion celebrated in ancient Joppa

150th anniversary of Russian metochion celebrated in ancient Joppa On 7th November 2019, at the Holy Apostle Peter and Righteous Tabitha Metochion of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission, the celebrations took place, marking the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Russian metochion in ancient Joppa – present-day Jaffa.
07.11.2019 18:56

Metropolitan Hilarion: US Secretary of State Pompeo cancelled the meeting an hour before it, under the pressure of ill-wishers

Metropolitan Hilarion: US Secretary of State Pompeo cancelled the meeting an hour before it, under the pressure of ill-wishers Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, told the KP daily how he was received in Washington, how the church situation has changed under Zelensky and whether Russia needs building ‘three churches a day’.
07.11.2019 18:11

DECR secretary for far abroad countries meets with high-ranking Qatar diplomat

DECR secretary for far abroad countries meets with high-ranking Qatar diplomat On 7th November 2019, at the Department for External Church Relations, Archpriest Sergy Zvonarev, DECR secretary for far abroad countries, met with Mr. Waleed Mohd Alemadi, Deputy Ambassador, Minister Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Russia.
06.11.2019 19:19

Hierarchs and clerics of six Local Orthodox Churches celebrate on dedication day at the church of ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ icon of the Mother of God in Moscow

Hierarchs and clerics of six Local Orthodox Churches celebrate on dedication day at the church of ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ icon of the Mother of God in Moscow November 6 is the feast day of the ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ icon of the Mother of God. This year, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Moscow church in Bolshaya Ordynka Street, where the miracle-working…
05.11.2019 19:01

Delegation of Archdiocese of Western European Parishes of Russian Tradition completes its visit to Russia

Delegation of Archdiocese of Western European Parishes of Russian Tradition completes its visit to Russia At Sheremetyevo Airport, the head of the archdiocese was seen off by Metropolitan Anthony of Chersonesus and Western Europe, Bishop Savva of Zelenograd, chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate, and Archpriest Nikolay Balashov, vice-chairman of the Department for External Church Relations.
05.11.2019 18:56

Patriarch Kirill: Papism is dangerous as it is much easier to influence one individual than a group of people

Patriarch Kirill: Papism is dangerous as it is much easier to influence one individual than a group of people On November 4, 2019, after the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin, a fraternal repast took place at which His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia addressed the gathering.
05.11.2019 18:05

List of Orthodox Church of Greece dioceses undesirable to be visited by pilgrims of the Russian Orthodox Church

List of Orthodox Church of Greece dioceses undesirable to be visited by pilgrims of the Russian Orthodox Church Upon receiving new information on individual hierarchs’ entering in church communion with the Ukrainian schismatics, their dioceses will also be included in the list.
05.11.2019 16:36

DECR chairman congratulates Primate of Albanian Orthodox Church on his 90th birthday

DECR chairman congratulates Primate of Albanian Orthodox Church on his 90th birthday The head of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, sent His Beatitude Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana and All Albania, the following congratulatory message on his 90th birthday.