DECR Chairman

22.04.2015 22:53

Patriarch Kirill meets with General Secretary of World Council of Churches

Patriarch Kirill meets with General Secretary of World Council of Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Secretary General of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit.
21.04.2015 18:50

DECR chairman meets with hierarchs of the Georgian Orthodox Church

DECR chairman meets with hierarchs of the Georgian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Hilarion thanked Georgian archpastors for the efforts undertaken for strengthening relations between the Russian and Georgian Orthodox Churches in science and education and wished Metropolitan Nicholas success in defending his thesis.
21.04.2015 2:29

Organizing Committee for celebration of the 1000th anniversary of St. Vladimir’s demise holds its regular session

Organizing Committee for celebration of the 1000th anniversary of St. Vladimir’s demise holds its regular session On 20 April 2015, a regular session of the Organizing Committee for celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the demise of St. Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles was held at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
21.04.2015 2:16

Paschal reception at Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Paschal reception at Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs A grand Paschal reception took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs House of Reception. It was attended by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, and Russian Federation Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey V. Lavrov.
20.04.2015 17:05

DECR chairman meets of Austria’s ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets of Austria’s ambassador to Russia Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with Austrian Ambassador to Russia Emil Brix.
16.04.2015 10:48

Metropolitan Hilarion sends Easter greetings to the heads of foreign states and public figures in far-abroad countries

Metropolitan Hilarion sends Easter greetings to the heads of foreign states and public figures in far-abroad countries Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Paschal greetings to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; King Felipe VI of Spain; Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein; Mr. Heinz Fischer, Federal President of Austria; Mrs. Angela…
13.04.2015 19:42

Patriarch Kirill meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Patriarch Kirill meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas The guest was accompanied by Mr. Saeb Erekat, member of the Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee, and Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Mr. Fayed Mustafa.
12.04.2015 23:32

Primate of Russian Church celebrates Paschal Great Vespers at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow

Primate of Russian Church celebrates Paschal Great Vespers at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow On 12 April 2015, the feast of the Radiant Resurrection of Christ, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Paschal Great Vespers at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
12.04.2015 10:19

DECR chairman sends Pascal greetings to Primates of Local Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Pascal greetings to Primates of Local Orthodox Churches "I prayerfully beseech of the risen Christ that he fill your heart with Paschal joy and grant his unfailing aid in your lofty Primatial ministry."
12.04.2015 9:43

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Pascha at the Church of the ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Street in Moscow

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Pascha at the Church of the ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Street in Moscow Concelebrating with the archpastor were clerics of the church.
10.04.2015 3:39

Patriarch Kirill meets with Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Patriarch Kirill meets with Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Geek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the patriarchal and synodal residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery.
05.04.2015 22:48

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk greets heads of non-Orthodox Churches with the feast of Christ’s Resurrection

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk greets heads of non-Orthodox Churches with the feast of Christ’s Resurrection Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following Paschal greeting to Pope Francis, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos Karekin II of All Armenians, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairman of the EKD Council, and heads of other non-Orthodox Churches.
03.04.2015 15:03

Special inter-Orthodox commission for preparing documents of Pan-Orthodox Council completes its work

Special inter-Orthodox commission for preparing documents of Pan-Orthodox Council completes its work The Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for preparing documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church completed its third session at the Orthodox Center in Chambesy, Switzerland.
03.04.2015 12:42

5th Advanced Course for newly-consecrated bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church completed

5th Advanced Course for newly-consecrated bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church completed At the conclusion of the 5th Advanced Course, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, in his capacity of the CMI rector, presented diplomas to its graduates.
02.04.2015 20:42

Metropolitan Hilarion expresses condolences over the demise of pastor Philip Potter, former WCC general secretary

Metropolitan Hilarion expresses condolences over the demise of pastor Philip Potter, former WCC general secretary Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message to Rev. Dr. Olaf Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, expressing his condolences over the death of pastor Dr. Philip Potter who hold the post of the WCC general…
02.04.2015 8:03

Metropolitan Hilarion: There is the genocide of Christians in the Middle East

Metropolitan Hilarion: There is the genocide of Christians in the Middle East On March 29, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, who hosts the Church and the World program on Russia-24 TV network, had as his guest the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Commissioner For Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, Constantine Dolgov.
30.03.2015 17:07

Metropolitan Hilarion completes his visit to Metropolia of Tatarstan

Metropolitan Hilarion completes his visit to Metropolia of Tatarstan Metropolitan Hilarion presented certificates of the Metropolia of Tatarstan’s grants to winners of the youth social contest ‘Love! Live! Act!’ The grants had been established to involve Orthodox youth in promoting socially significant initiatives.
29.03.2015 23:08

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visits Kazan Theological Seminary

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visits Kazan Theological Seminary At the entrance to the Church of St John of Kronstadt, Metropolitan Hilarion was met by Hegumen Yevfimiy (Moiseyev), rector of the Theological school.
29.03.2015 0:33

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Farid Mukhametshin, Chairman of Tatarstan State Council

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Farid Mukhametshin, Chairman of Tatarstan State Council They discussed the relationship between the Muslim and Orthodox communities in Tatarstan and noted the unique experience of cooperation between them, as well as the high level of inter-ethnic relations.
28.03.2015 23:48

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at forum held in Kazan Federal University

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at forum held in Kazan Federal University Metropolitan Hilarion spoke on the topic “Faith as Shaping Power and Basis of Civilizational Stability of the State”.
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