DECR Chairman

05.02.2016 14:21

Press conference at DECR on Patriarch Kirill’s forthcoming visit to Latin America

Press conference at DECR on Patriarch Kirill’s forthcoming visit to Latin America Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR), held a press conference on February 5, 2016, at the DECR.
05.02.2016 14:21

Joint Press Release of the Holy See and of the Patriarchate of Moscow

Joint Press Release of the Holy See and of the Patriarchate of Moscow The Holy See and the Patriarchate of Moscow are pleased to announce that, by the grace of God, His Holiness Pope Francis and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will meet on February 12.
04.02.2016 13:49

DECR chairman meets with president of Cardinal Paul Poupard Foundation, Mr. Musumeci

DECR chairman meets with president of Cardinal Paul Poupard Foundation, Mr. Musumeci On February 4, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with lawyer Giuseppe Musumeci, president of the Cardinal Paul Poupard Foundation, at the Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
03.02.2016 15:36

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church meets in Moscow

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church meets in Moscow On 3 February 2016, a session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church took place at the Patriarchal Chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
28.01.2016 13:10

Synaxis of Primates of Local Orthodox Church completes its work in Geneva

Synaxis of Primates of Local Orthodox Church completes its work in Geneva The Synaxis of Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches took place at the Orthodox Centre of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy near Geneva, Switzerland, from January 21 to 28, 2016.
27.01.2016 13:27

DECR chairman’s greeting to Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya of Georgia on commemoration day of St. Nina Equal-to-the-Apostles

DECR chairman’s greeting to Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya of Georgia on commemoration day of St. Nina Equal-to-the-Apostles Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), has greeted the Primate of the Georgian Orthodox Church on the occasion of the commemoration day of St. Nina Equal-to-the-Apostles, the Enlightener of Georgia
27.01.2016 13:01

DECR chairman sends greetings to Primate of Orthodox Church in Amercia with anniversary of his enthronement

DECR chairman sends greetings to Primate of Orthodox Church in Amercia with anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada on the anniversary of his enthronement.
27.01.2016 11:20

DECR chairman greets Patriarch Irenaeus on commemoration day of St. Sava of Serbia

DECR chairman greets Patriarch Irenaeus on commemoration day of St. Sava of Serbia Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) has greeted the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church on the commemoration day of St. Sava.
24.01.2016 17:59

Primates of Local Orthodox Churches celebrate liturgy at St. Paul church in Chambesy

Primates of Local Orthodox Churches celebrate liturgy at St. Paul church in Chambesy On January 24, 2016, the Primates of Local Orthodox Churches celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of St. Paul in Chambesy, Switzerland.
24.01.2016 17:58

Patriarch Kirill celebrates All-Night Vigil at the Cathedral of the Elevation of the Cross in Geneva

Patriarch Kirill celebrates All-Night Vigil at the Cathedral of the Elevation of the Cross in Geneva In the evening of January 23, 2016, Afterfeast of the Theophany, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated All-Night Vigil at the Cathedral of the Elevation of the Cross of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia’s diocese of Western Europe, in Geneva.
22.01.2016 23:52

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church on his Name Day

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church on his Name Day His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania on his Name Day.
22.01.2016 23:51

DECR chairman sends greetings to His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania on his Name Day

DECR chairman sends greetings to His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania on his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, greeted the Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church with the commemoration day of his heavenly patron, the Monk Martyr Anastasius.
22.01.2016 21:28

Synaxis of Primates of Local Orthodox Churches begins its work

Synaxis of Primates of Local Orthodox Churches begins its work On 22 January 2016, the Synaxis of Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches began its work at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy, Switzerland.
22.01.2016 16:36

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church arrives in Geneva to take part in the Synaxis of Primates of Local Orthodox Churches

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church arrives in Geneva to take part in the Synaxis of Primates of Local Orthodox Churches (Russian) 22 января 2016 год Святейший Патриарх Московский и всея Руси Кирилл прибыл в Женеву для участия в Собрании Предстоятелей Поместных Православных Церквей.
21.01.2016 15:33

Metropolitan Hilarion sends greetings to the Primate of Bulgarian Orthodox Church on his Name Day

Metropolitan Hilarion sends greetings to the Primate of Bulgarian Orthodox Church on his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, greeted His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria with his Name Day.
20.01.2016 15:23

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to take part in Synaxis of Primates of the Orthodox Churches in Chambésy

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to take part in Synaxis of Primates of the Orthodox Churches in Chambésy In compliance with a pan-Orthodox decision, the Synaxis of the Primates and representatives of all Local Orthodox Churches will begin its work at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy, Switzerland, on 22 January 2016. The participants in the week-long meeting will discuss the preparation of the…
19.01.2016 21:35

Metropolitan Hilarion: Descending into the Jordan, the Lord sanctified its waters by His Divinity

Metropolitan Hilarion: Descending into the Jordan, the Lord sanctified its waters by His Divinity On 19 January 2016, the Feast of the Holy Theophany – Baptism of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy and the rite of the Great Blessing of Waters at the Moscow Church…
12.01.2016 12:23

DECR chairman sends Christmas and New Year greetings to statesmen and public figures in the far abroad

DECR chairman sends Christmas and New Year greetings to statesmen and public figures in the far abroad Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR) has sent messages of Christmas and New Year greetings to statesmen and public figures in the far abroad
10.01.2016 23:40

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Duke Christoph of Oldenburg

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Duke Christoph of Oldenburg Metropolitan Hilarion warmly greeted the high guest and expressed his joy over the Duke’s attending the divine service at the church.
10.01.2016 23:35

DECR staff members share with their chairman joy over the Feast of the Nativity of Christ

DECR staff members share with their chairman joy over the Feast of the Nativity of Christ On 10 January 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the “Joy to All the Afflicted” Icon of the Heavenly Queen in Bolshaya Ordynka Street, Moscow.
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