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14.01.2019 9:30

Metropolitan Hilarion: The Russian Orthodox Church originated in Kiev, not in Moscow, not in St. Petersburg

Metropolitan Hilarion: The Russian Orthodox Church originated in Kiev, not in Moscow, not in St. Petersburg Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, gave an interview to the TV channel RT.
11.01.2019 23:34

Metropolitan Hilarion completes his pilgrimage to Holy Land

Metropolitan Hilarion completes his pilgrimage to Holy Land On January 10 and 11, 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), continued his pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
11.01.2019 17:18

Diocese of Hungary clergy support Russian Orthodox Church position on anti-canonical actions of Patriarchate of Constantinople in Ukraine

Diocese of Hungary clergy support Russian Orthodox Church position on anti-canonical actions of Patriarchate of Constantinople in Ukraine On January 8, 2019, the Second Day of the Feast of the Nativity, the Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos, after the Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Cathedral of the Dormition in Budapest, Archbishop Anthony of Budapest and Vienna held a conference of the diocese of Budapest clergy.
10.01.2019 22:47

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Poland: Actions of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Ukraine can provoke chaos

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Poland: Actions of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Ukraine can provoke chaos In his talk with a journalist from Polityka newsmagazine His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland underscored that in the light of canon law “metropolitan Epifany” Dumenko (head of the newly created structure called “Orthodox Church of Ukraine”) is not a clergymen as he was not ordained by…
10.01.2019 21:05

Metropolitan Nicholas of Akhalkalaki and Kumurdo: Alarming is an assertion that Patriarchate of Constantinople has the exclusive right to interfere in the internal affairs of any Local Church

Metropolitan Nicholas of Akhalkalaki and Kumurdo: Alarming is an assertion that Patriarchate of Constantinople has the exclusive right to interfere in the internal affairs of any Local Church In an interview to the InterPressNews Georgian news agency, a hierarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Nicholas of Akhalkalaki and Kumurdo, said that in order to take a decision concerning the actions of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Ukraine, a thorough examination of this matter is needed.
10.01.2019 20:43

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the State of Israel

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the State of Israel On 10 January 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, currently on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met with H.E. Alexander Viktorov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation…
10.01.2019 20:03

Primate of the Church of Cyprus: the main thing now is to prevent the separation of Orthodoxy

Primate of the Church of Cyprus: the main thing now is to prevent the separation of Orthodoxy The Primate of Church of Cyprus has distanced himself from the statement made by the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs that at the meeting with the Ambassador of Ukraine on January 9 he allegedly supported the “autocephalous church” in the country.
10.01.2019 19:51

DECR Vice-Chairman meets with President of Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy

DECR Vice-Chairman meets with President of Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy Discussed at the meeting, which took place at the DECR premises, were the IAO international activities and preparation for the 7th International Christmas meetings as a part of the upcoming 27th International Educational Christmas Readings.
10.01.2019 15:17

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem On January 10, 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), who is on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land made with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the Patriarchate of Jerusalem to meet with…
10.01.2019 5:20

Metropoltan Hilarion venerates shrines in Jerusalem and Bethlehem and celebrates Liturgy at the Lord’s Sepulcher

Metropoltan Hilarion venerates shrines in Jerusalem and Bethlehem and celebrates Liturgy at the Lord’s Sepulcher Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), has continued his pilgrimage to the Holy Land he is making with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.