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28.04.2017 14:51

Briefing held at DECR on bringing the relics of St. Nicholas to the Russian Orthodox Church

Briefing held at DECR on bringing the relics of St. Nicholas to the Russian Orthodox Church For the first time in the 930 years of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker’s relics being kept in Bari, they will leave for a time this Italian city to stay in the Russian Orthodox Church from May 21 to July 28, 2017.
28.04.2017 12:01

Towards bringing the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker to Russia

Towards bringing the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker to Russia A part of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker will be brought from the Pontifical basilica in the city of Bari, Italy, to the Russian Orthodox Church to stay in it from May 21 to July 28, 2017.
26.04.2017 20:16

Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee completes its 5th plenary session

Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee completes its 5th plenary session The plenary session on ‘Faith and the Overcoming of Civil Confrontation: Lessons of the Century’ was moderated by the CICC co-chairmen
26.04.2017 14:08

Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee holds its 5th plenary session in St. Petersburg

Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee holds its 5th plenary session in St. Petersburg On April 26, 2017, the Christian Inter-confessional Consultative Committee (CICC) has opened its 5th plenary session at the Constantin Palace in St. Petersburg under the theme ‘Faith and the Overcoming of Civil Confrontation: Lessons of the Century’.
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.
25.04.2017 12:10

During Bright Week, Christians in Syria receive humanitarian aid from Russia

During Bright Week, Christians in Syria receive humanitarian aid from Russia During Bright Week, humanitarian aid and gifts came from Russia to people in Maharda, one of the largest Christian cities in Syria and the native city of His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IV of Antioch. There are some 23 thousand people living in the city, predominantly Orthodox believers.
19.04.2017 16:29

DECR chairman meets with newly-appointed Croatian Ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with newly-appointed Croatian Ambassador to Russia On 19 April 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with His Excellency Mr. Tonči Staničić, newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia to the Russian Federation.
18.04.2017 23:38

Patriarch Kirill attends Easter reception at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Patriarch Kirill attends Easter reception at Ministry of Foreign Affairs The event was attended by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was welcomed by Russia’s minister of foreign affairs Sergey Lavrov.
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 20:43

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Paschal Great Vespers at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Paschal Great Vespers at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour On 16 April 2017, the feast day of the Bright Resurrection of Christ, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Paschal Great Vespers at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
16.04.2017 15:00

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Paschal night at church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Paschal night at church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka On the night of April 16, 2017, the feast of the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk presided over the Paschal celebrations – Midnight Office, Procession with the Cross, Paschal Matins and the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. The archpastor was assisted by…
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
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