DECR Chairman

26.07.2015 23:10

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin take part in 4th Interregional Festival of Slavic Art “Russian Field”

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin take part in 4th Interregional Festival of Slavic Art “Russian Field” This year the Festival is dedicated to the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles.
26.07.2015 22:02

Patriarch Kirill consecrates St Vladimir Chapel at Moscow Diocesan House

Patriarch Kirill consecrates St Vladimir Chapel at Moscow Diocesan House The restoration of the historic compound was carried out as part of the Presidential program of celebrations devoted to the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir.
18.07.2015 19:46

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Spirit of the Laura of the Holy Trinity and St Sergius on the commemoration day of St Sergius of Radonezh

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Spirit of the Laura of the Holy Trinity and St Sergius on the commemoration day of St Sergius of Radonezh On 18 July 2015, the commemoration day of St Sergius of Radonezh, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, officiated at the Divine Liturgy in the Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles at the Laura of the Holy…
16.07.2015 22:43

Inter-Council Presence Commission meets to discuss the Russian Orthodox Church’s attitude to non-Orthodoxy and other faiths

Inter-Council Presence Commission meets to discuss the Russian Orthodox Church’s attitude to non-Orthodoxy and other faiths July 16, 2015 – The Inter-Council Presence Commission met to discuss the attitude to non-Orthodoxy and other faiths at the conference hall of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR). The meeting was chaired by Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan, head of the Metropolitan District in the…
12.07.2015 21:00

On Ss Peter and Paul Day, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at Moscow representation of the Church of Serbia

On Ss Peter and Paul Day, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at Moscow representation of the Church of Serbia On July 12, 2015, the Day of Ss Peter and Paul, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Ss Peter and Paul Church-on-the Yauza at the Moscow representation of the Church of Serbia.
05.07.2015 20:18

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir was zealous advocate for the unity of Russian Orthodox Church

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir was zealous advocate for the unity of Russian Orthodox Church On 5 July 2015, after the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the “Joy to All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of God in Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, spoke in his homily about the late Metropolitan Vladimir (Sabodan)…
05.07.2015 20:08

Prayer for the late Metropolitan Vladimir (Sabodan) said at the Church of “Joy of All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of God in Moscow

Prayer for the late Metropolitan Vladimir (Sabodan) said at the Church of “Joy of All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of God in Moscow On 5 July 2015, the 5th Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the “Joy of All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Street, Moscow.
28.06.2015 15:13

DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of the head of the Armenian Catholic Church, Catholicos-Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX

DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of the head of the Armenian Catholic Church, Catholicos-Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX In his message to the Holy Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), expressed condolences over the death of His Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX.
26.06.2015 19:02

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Vatican Secretary of State and Presidents of Pontifical Councils for Family and Promoting Christian Unity

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Vatican Secretary of State and Presidents of Pontifical Councils for Family and Promoting Christian Unity On June 26, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) met with the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
26.06.2015 18:43

DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of Yevgeny Primakov

DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of Yevgeny Primakov In connection with the death of Yevgeny M. Primakov, the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, has sent the following message of condolences to the widow of the deceased
26.06.2015 7:24

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Italian President Sergio Mattarella

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Italian President Sergio Mattarella On 25 June 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella.
23.06.2015 23:23

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Russia On 23 June 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H. T. Abdulrahman Ibrahim Al-Rassi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Russian Federation.
23.06.2015 21:46

Metropolitan Hilarion attends the opening of an exhibition devoted to St. Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles

Metropolitan Hilarion attends the opening of an exhibition devoted to St. Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), attended the opening of an exhibition ‘The Baptizer of Rus’. Towards the 1000th Anniversary of the Demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles’.
23.06.2015 21:07

Metropolitan Hilarion opens Advanced Courses for heads of diocesan departments for cooperation with the Cossacks

Metropolitan Hilarion opens Advanced Courses for heads of diocesan departments for cooperation with the Cossacks With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Advanced Courses for heads of diocesan departments for cooperation with the Cossacks were launched at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI) in Moscow.
23.06.2015 20:14

Working Group of the Organizing Committee for celebrating the 1000th anniversary of St. Vladimir’s demise holds its session at the DECR

Working Group of the Organizing Committee for celebrating the 1000th  anniversary of St. Vladimir’s demise holds its session at the DECR On 23 June 2015, a session of the Working Group of the Organizing Committee for celebrating the 1000th anniversary of the demise of St. Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles was held at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
23.06.2015 13:55

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Chairman of the Russian Union of Evangelical Faith Christians S. Ryakhovsky

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Chairman of the Russian Union of Evangelical Faith Christians S. Ryakhovsky Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), received the Chairman of the Russian Union of the Christians of Evangelical Faith, S. Ryakhovsky.
23.06.2015 13:32

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Croatian Ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Croatian Ambassador to Russia On June 23, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with Croatian Ambassador to Russia, Mr. Igor Pokaz, who is completing his diplomatic mission in Moscow.
22.06.2015 11:19

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill pays tribute to the defenders of the Brest Fortress

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill pays tribute to the defenders of the Brest Fortress His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the ‘The Hero Brest Fortress’ in the night of June 21, which marks the 74th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War.
21.06.2015 18:20

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates at the Cathedral of the Resurrection in Brest on the feast of the Synaxis of the Byelorussian Saints

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates at the Cathedral of the Resurrection in Brest on the feast of the Synaxis of the Byelorussian Saints In the morning of 21 June 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, currently on his primatial visit to the Byelorussian Exarchate, arrived in Brest by plane and proceeded to the Cathedral of the Resurrection, where he celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost,…
20.06.2015 21:40

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill blesses the Religious Education Centre of the Byelorussian Exarchate

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill blesses the Religious Education Centre of the Byelorussian Exarchate On 20 June 2015, after the All-Night Vigil celebrated in the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia proceeded to the building of the Religious Education Centre of the Byelorussian Exarchate and, together with the concelebrating bishops and clerics, blessed the church of…
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