On March 17, 2019, the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia presented Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Serbia to Russia Slavenko Terzic with the Order of St. Seraphim of Sarov (III degree) in recognition of his contribution to the development of…
On March 17, 2019, the First Sunday of Lent, the Triumph of Orthodoxy, and the commemoration day of the Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, celebrated the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great and the Service of the Triumph of Orthodoxy at…
On March 15, 2019, armed people started shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. According to the latest reports, 49 people were killed and dozens were wounded. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of condolences to New Zealand Governor-General Patsy Reddy.
On March 13, 2019, in Selets village, Dubrovitsa district, Rovno region, Ukraine, the OCU supporters cut locks off the doors of the Church of St. Nicholas of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
In connection with the 26th annual Travel and Tourism Exhibition, MITT-2019, a delegation from Greece led by Archimandrite Spyridon (Katramados), secretary of the Synodal Office of the Greek Orthodox Church, visited Moscow.
The situation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has considerably worsened with the granting of ‘autocephaly’ to ‘the Orthodox Church in Ukraine’, states the report on Civic Space and Fundamental Freedoms Ahead of the Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Elections in Ukraine in 2019-2020, published by UN Office of the High Commissioner…
On March 13, 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with Chairman of Slovenia-Russia Friendship Association and the first ambassador of Slovenia to the Russian Federation Saša Geržina.
On March 9 and 10, 2019, supporters of the schismatic ‘Orthodox Church of Ukraine’ captured churches in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s dioceses of Vinnitsa, Volyn, Chernigov and Chernovtsy-Bukovina, the portal patriarchia.ru.ru reports with reference to pravlife.org.
On 12 March 2019, at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, DECR chairman, met with Mufti Albir Krganov, chairman of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia.
On March 7, 2019, an old manuscript and a book published in the early 18th century in Russia from the library of Moscow Theological Academy, which have been restored in Cyprus by specialists of the Kykkos monastery specialists, were handed over in a ceremony to the Russian side in the…