On 21st November 2020 on the The Church and The World TV programme which comes out on Rossia-24 on Saturdays and Sundays, the chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate the metropolitan of Volokolamsk Hilarion answered questions put by the channel’s presenter Yekaterina Gracheva.
On 22nd November 2020 the divine liturgy and funeral took place in the Church of St. Sava in Belgrade of His Holiness Irinej Patriarch of Serbia (1930 – 2020), who died on 20th November.
“For many years the leaderships of the countries of Europe have been combatting so-called Islamophobia and antisemitism, while at the same time they forget that for along time now in Europe there is such a thing as Christianophobia, and that the passing over in silence of the Christian tradition, the…
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences on the demise of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia in a telegram sent to the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić.
During its session held on 20th November 2020 under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church took a number of decisions pertaining to the external activities of the Russian Orthodox Church.
On 20th November 2020, during its session, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church considered the consequences that ensued from the commemoration by the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus of the schismatic structure acting in Ukraine (Minutes No. 77).
On 20th November 2020, the Holy Session of the Russian Orthodox Church held its session under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
The Synodal Department for church charity and social ministry has transferred $5,000 to support the victims of typhoon in the Philippines. The main part will be distributed on the most affected island of Luzon where over 1,7 million people have suffered from the Ulysses typhoon.
On 19th November 2020, the commemoration day of St. Varlaam of Khutyn and of the holy martyr Konstantin Lyubomudrov, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the church ‘Joy to All the Afflicted’ icon of the Mother of God on Bolshaya Ordynka by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow…
The Syrian education minister Dr. Darem Tabbaa has sent a letter to His Holiness Kirill Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus expressing his gratitude for the humanitarian aid given to the country’s people and for the restoration of a school in Barzeh, a neighbourhood of Damascus.