DECR Chairman

29.08.2015 14:05

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria completes his pilgrimage to the Russian Orthodox Church

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria completes his pilgrimage to the Russian Orthodox Church August 29, 2015 – His Beatitude Theodore II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria, completed his pilgrimage to the Russian Orthodox Church.
28.08.2015 23:23

Fraternal conversation between Patriarch Kirill and the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria

Fraternal conversation between Patriarch Kirill and the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria On August 28, 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria. The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria was accompanied by Bishop Meletios of Naukratis.
28.08.2015 18:47

Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrate Liturgy at Cathedral of Dormition in Moscow Kremlin

Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrate Liturgy at Cathedral of Dormition in Moscow Kremlin On 28 August 2015, the Feast of the Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the…
28.08.2015 2:41

Primate of Orthodox Church of Alexandria arrives in Moscow to continue his pilgrimage

Primate of Orthodox Church of Alexandria arrives in Moscow to continue his pilgrimage His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, accompanied by Bishop Meletios of Naukratis and Bishop Savva of Voskresensk, first deputy chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate, continued his pilgrimage to the Russian land.
25.08.2015 19:05

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with delegation of Anglican Church in North America

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with delegation of Anglican Church in North America On 25 August 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, met with members of the delegation of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), who had come to Russia on a pilgrimage visit. The meeting took place at the DECR…
23.08.2015 21:27

Metropolitan Hilarion: Every human being has an opportunity to follow Christ

Metropolitan Hilarion: Every human being has an opportunity to follow Christ On 23 August 2015, 12th Sunday after Pentecost, commemoration day of St Sabbas of Storozhi, 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 to All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of…
20.08.2015 2:47

Metropolitan Hilarion: Church becomes Mount Tabor for us

Metropolitan Hilarion: Church becomes Mount Tabor for us On 19 August 2015, the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolmask, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the “Joy to All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya…
18.08.2015 22:50

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with director of Tretyakov State Gallery and director of State Museum of History

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with director of Tretyakov State Gallery and director of State Museum of History Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), met with the Tretyakov State Gallery director Ms Z. Tregulova and the State Museum of History director Mr. A. Levykin.
18.08.2015 17:18

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Russia’s Ambassador to Austria

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Russia’s Ambassador to Austria Metropolitan Hilarion welcomed Mr. Lyubinsky to the Synodal institution responsible for international contacts of the Russian Orthodox Church. He shared with the guest his recollections of the time when he had served in Vienna, having noted a high level of cooperation between the Russian Church and the Roman Catholic Church…
09.08.2015 22:26

Metropolitan Hilarion: In our every step we should be guided by the will of God

Metropolitan Hilarion: In our every step we should be guided by the will of God On August 9, 2015, the commemoration day of the Protomartyr and Healer Panteleimon, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka, in Moscow.
02.08.2015 19:28

DECR chairman sends greetings to His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia on his Name Day

DECR chairman sends greetings to His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia on his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, congratulated His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia, Archbishop of Mtskheta and Tbilisi, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, on his Name Day.
30.07.2015 16:41

DECR chairman sends greetings to new head of Armenian Catholic Church

DECR chairman sends greetings to new head of Armenian Catholic Church Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greeting to the new head of the Armenian Catholic Church, His Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Krikor Bedros XX.
28.07.2015 18:47

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the day marking the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the day marking the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles The 27th of July 2015, commemoration day of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, became the culmination of church-state celebrations on the occasion of the millennium of the demise of the Baptizer of Russia.
28.07.2015 2:10

Patriarch Kirill meets with delegations of Local Orthodox Churches

Patriarch Kirill meets with delegations of Local Orthodox Churches On July 27, 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the delegations of Local Orthodox Churches, who came to Moscow for the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles.
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)…
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