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15.07.2020 18:06

Liturgy for Russian-speaking parishioners is celebrated at the Church of St. Nicholas in Demre after the easing of quarantine restrictions

Liturgy for Russian-speaking parishioners is celebrated at the Church of St. Nicholas in Demre after the easing of quarantine restrictions On 14 July 2020, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the church-museum of St. Nicholas in Demre, Turkey. Moleben with akathist to St. Nicholas of Myra in Lycia followed.
14.07.2020 18:57

Patriarch of Antioch meets with representative of Russian Orthodox Church and ambassador of Russian Federation

Patriarch of Antioch meets with representative of Russian Orthodox Church and ambassador of Russian Federation On 12 July 2020, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, met with the representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarchal See  of Antioch, Hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), and Mr. A. V. Yefimov, Russia’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador  to Syria.
13.07.2020 16:10

Statement of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the developments in Montenegro

Statement of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the developments in Montenegro On 13 July 2020, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church has made a statement appealing the civil authorities of Montenegro to repeal the discriminative law that brings division and schism into the Montenegrin society, to stop the persecution against the Orthodox Church and drop the attempts to create in…
11.07.2020 13:10

Metropolitan Hilarion calls transformation of Hagia Sophia into mosque ‘a slap in the face of the entire Christianity’

Metropolitan Hilarion calls transformation of Hagia Sophia into mosque ‘a slap in the face of the entire Christianity’ The transformation of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque is ‘a slap in the face of the world Christianity’, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations DECR), stated to TASS Russian state news agency.
10.07.2020 21:24

Metropolitan Hilarion: Decision to transform Hagia Sophia into a mosque is a blow to the entire world Orthodoxy

Metropolitan Hilarion: Decision to transform Hagia Sophia into a mosque is a blow to the entire world Orthodoxy The decision made on 10 July 2020 by the Turkish authorities to deprive Hagia Sophia of the status of museum and to transform it into a mosque was commented on by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, in his interview to Russia…
10.07.2020 20:06

Metropolitan Hilarion: Decision of the Turkish authorities looks like a conscious aggravation of interreligious relations

Metropolitan Hilarion: Decision of the Turkish authorities looks like a conscious aggravation of interreligious relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations, gives comments to RIA-Novosti about the decision made by Turkey’s Council of State on 10 July 2020 to change the status of Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul.
09.07.2020 12:32

Primate of Orthodox Church of Antioch meets with representative of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to Patriarchal See of Antioch

Primate of Orthodox Church of Antioch meets with representative of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to Patriarchal See of Antioch On 8 July 2020, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, met with Hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarchal See of Antioch, at the Patriarchate of Antioch located in the old part of Damascus.
08.07.2020 9:45

State Duma issues an appeal concerning a possible decision of Turkey’s authorities to change museum status of Hagia Sophia

State Duma issues an appeal concerning a possible decision of Turkey’s authorities to change museum status of Hagia Sophia On 7th July 2020, the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation issued an appeal to the deputies of the Grand National Assembly (Parliament) of Turkey with regard to a possible decision of the country’s authorities to change the museum status of Hagia Sophia.
06.07.2020 18:02

His Holiness Patriarch of Serbia visits Russian Orthodox Church metochion in Belgrade

His Holiness Patriarch of Serbia visits Russian Orthodox Church metochion in Belgrade On 5 July 2020, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia officiated at the Divine liturgy at the Church of the Holy Trinity, a metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade and congratulated parishioners on the upcoming feast of Ss Peter and Fevronia of Murom celebrated on July 8.
06.07.2020 14:16

Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy issues statement in view of the discussion of a possible change in the status of Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy issues statement in view of the discussion of a possible change in the status of Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site The document published on 1st July 2020, expresses, in particular, concern that “any change in the museum’s status serves no prospect of cooperation; in fact, it moves exactly to the opposite direction of the citizens’ problems around the world, and will nullify every effort of inter-religious contribution towards their resolution…