DECR Chairman

16.06.2016 21:58

Metropolitan Hilarion: There are no grounds for speaking of any division in the Orthodox world

Metropolitan Hilarion: There are no grounds for speaking of any division in the Orthodox world Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk gave an interview to the RIA Novosti.
16.06.2016 12:44

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs session of the Supreme Council of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs session of the Supreme Council of the Russian Orthodox Church On 16 June 2016, a session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church began its work at the Hall of the Supreme Church Council at the Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
14.06.2016 16:34

‘Unity cannot be imposed on churches’ – Russian Orthodox Church spokesman to RT

‘Unity cannot be imposed on churches’ – Russian Orthodox Church spokesman to RT The landmark meeting of the heads of all Orthodox Christian churches could be postponed as five out of 14 churches have pulled out. The head of external relations at the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion, explains the situation to RT.
14.06.2016 15:38

DECR chairman sends a message of greetings to the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church on the occasion of his Name Day

DECR chairman sends a message of greetings to the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church on the occasion of his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) greeted His Beatitude, Archbishop Hieronymos of Athens and All Greece on the occasion of his Name Day.
13.06.2016 22:20

Metropolitan Hilarion: All Churches should participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council

Metropolitan Hilarion: All Churches should participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, at the briefing for mass media gave comments on the decisions of the Holy Synod
13.06.2016 22:04

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Voices of the Churches should not be disregarded

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Voices of the Churches should not be disregarded Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, said in his comments on the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church that the situation that has come about is not catastrophic.
11.06.2016 10:41

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople on his Nameday

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople on his Nameday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople with his Nameday.
07.06.2016 17:09

Metropolitan Hilarion: It is important for us that the Council will be a factor of unity and unanimity

Metropolitan Hilarion: It is important for us that the Council will be a factor of unity and unanimity In his exclusive interview to Russia-24 TV channel Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations commented on the refusal of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council due to open on 16 June 2016. Metropolitan Hilarion noted in particular...
06.06.2016 17:52

Metropolitan Hilarion presents V. Nikonov, State Duma Education Committee chairman, with Patriarchal award

Metropolitan Hilarion presents V. Nikonov, State Duma Education Committee chairman, with Patriarchal award On June 5, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), attended the reception given on the occasions of the 60th birthday of V. Nikonov, chairman of the State Duma Education Committee and head of the Russian World Foundation.
04.06.2016 10:04

Interview with Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk with The National Herald on the forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council

Interview with Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk with The National Herald on the forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council Interview with Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk with The National Herald on the forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council.
03.06.2016 21:34

Session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 3 June 2016

Session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 3 June 2016 Serious problems which have arisen in the course of preparations for the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church to take place from June 18 to 26, 2016, especially concerning the refusal of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to attend the Council if its date is not put off and…
01.06.2016 16:35

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with members of World Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with members of World Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots On 1 June 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with the members of the World Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots who arrived in Moscow for the Council’s 26th meeting organized by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
01.06.2016 10:23

The first ever dissertation council for theology established in Russia as part of Ministry of Education and Science system

The first ever dissertation council for theology established in Russia as part of Ministry of Education and Science system Unprecedented in Russian history, this event is a follow-up of the long and hard work, which has been carried out by the Russian Orthodox Church and other traditional religions since the 1990s to build the academic sphere of theology in a secular educational space.
30.05.2016 9:21

From May 27 to 29, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill made a pilgrimage to Holy Mount Athos

From May 27 to 29, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill made a pilgrimage to Holy Mount Athos His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia was on a pilgrimage to Holy Mount Athos from May 27 to 29, 2016.
28.05.2016 22:25

President Putin visits Russian St. Panteleimon Monastery on Athos

President Putin visits Russian St. Panteleimon Monastery on Athos On May 28, 2016, President Vladimir Putin visited Holy Mount Athos. The visit of the head of the Russian State was dated to the millennium of the Russian monasticism on the Holy Mount.
28.05.2016 16:07

Patriarch Kirill celebrates thanksgiving at Xilourgou hermitage on Mount Athos

Patriarch Kirill celebrates thanksgiving at Xilourgou hermitage on Mount Athos On May 28, 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, accompanied by a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church, visited the Xilourgou hermitage dedicated to the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, historically the first Russian monastery to be found on Mount Athos. Restoration work…
28.05.2016 14:45

Patriarch Kirill consecrates a church and celebrates at Old Roussik monastery on Athos

Patriarch Kirill consecrates a church and celebrates at Old Roussik monastery on Athos On May 28, 2016, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, who is on a pilgrimage to Holy Mount Athos, visited the Old Roussik hermitage, the second monastery after Xilourgu to be founded by Russian monks on Athos.
28.05.2016 1:55

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s homily delivered after thanksgiving at Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon on Mt Athos

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s homily delivered after thanksgiving at Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon on Mt Athos On 27 May 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated a thanksgiving at the Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon on Mount Athos.
28.05.2016 1:47

Patriarch Kirill prays at vespers in the St. Panteleimon Monastery

Patriarch Kirill prays at vespers in the St. Panteleimon Monastery On May 27, 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia prayed at Small Vespers at the cathedral of the St. Panteleimon Monastery on Mount Athos.
28.05.2016 1:37

Patriarch Kirill arrives in Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon on Athos

Patriarch Kirill arrives in Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon on Athos On May 27, 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia arrived in the Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon on Athos.
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