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26.07.2016 19:20

DECR chairman sends condolences over the tragedy in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray

DECR chairman sends condolences over the tragedy in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray In a message to the Archbishop of Rouen Dominique Lebrun, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, expressed condolences over the death of Catholic priest Jacques Hamal in the hands of terrorists at the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in northern France.
26.07.2016 18:00

On the Day of the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, Patriarch Kirill celebrates the liturgy at the Church of Antioch Moscow Representation

On the Day of the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, Patriarch Kirill celebrates the liturgy at the Church of Antioch Moscow Representation On July 26, 2016, the Day of the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of St. Gabriel, the Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church of Antioch.
26.07.2016 16:44

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a group of Israeli diplomats

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a group of Israeli diplomats Metropolitan Hilarion spoke about today’s service of the Russian Orthodox Church, church-state partnership, the state of interreligious dialogue in the country, as well as joint initiatives of the Moscow Patriarchate and other traditional religious associations.
24.07.2016 16:48

Patriarch Kirill celebrates liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka

Patriarch Kirill celebrates liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka On June 24, 2016, the commemoration day of the Holy Princess Olga Equal-to-the-Apostles, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka.
24.07.2016 11:15

Patriarchal greetings to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the occasion of his 50th birthday

Patriarchal greetings to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the occasion of his 50th birthday His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia greeted Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), on the occasion of his 50th birthday.
23.07.2016 20:07

Festive night devoted to Metropolitan Hilarion’s 50th birthday

Festive night devoted to Metropolitan Hilarion’s 50th birthday On July 22, 2016, a festive night devoted to the 50th birthday of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI) and chairman of the Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission, took…
23.07.2016 19:48

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov greets DECR chairman with his jubilee

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov greets DECR chairman with his jubilee The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation sent a message of greetings to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, on his 50th birthday.
22.07.2016 19:29

New book by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk presented in Moscow

New book by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk presented in Moscow It is the first book in the series of six volumes entitled “Jesus Christ. Life and Teaching.” The series will be continued by the following books: “Sermon on the Mount,” “Miracles of Jesus,” “Parables of Jesus,” “The Lamb of God. Jesus in the Gospel of John,” and “Death and Resurrection.”
21.07.2016 16:32

Metropolitan Hilarion: I owe everything in my life to the Church

Metropolitan Hilarion: I owe everything in my life to the Church On the threshold of his 50th birthday, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, gave an interview to the Orthodox Christianity and the World website, in which he told how he came to believe in God, as well as about his approach to…
18.07.2016 15:56

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk’s new book to be presented in Moscow

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk’s new book to be presented in Moscow On July 22, 2016, the new book by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk “The Beginning of the Gospel” will be presented at the assembly hall of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies.
15.07.2016 11:48

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church begins its session with a minute of silence in memory of victims of the terrorist attack in Nice

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church begins its session with a minute of silence in memory of victims of the terrorist attack in Nice On 15 July 2016, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church began its session at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St Daniel’s Monastery under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
13.07.2016 18:29

Serbian ambassador visits Department for External Church Relations

Serbian ambassador visits Department for External Church Relations On July 13, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with the Serbian Ambassador to Russia S. Terzic.
13.07.2016 18:11

Metropolitan Hilarion receives a hierarch of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Metropolitan Hilarion receives a hierarch of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem The hierarch of the Church of Jerusalem conveyed best wishes from His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine.
13.07.2016 17:05

DECR chairman meets with Russian ambassador to Romania

DECR chairman meets with Russian ambassador to Romania On July 13, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with the new Russian Ambassador to Romania V. I. Kuznetsov.
12.07.2016 19:11

On commemoration day of Ss Peter and Paul Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Represenation of Serbian Church in Moscow

On commemoration day of Ss Peter and Paul Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Represenation of Serbian Church in Moscow On 12 July 2016, the commemoration day of the Holy Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Church of Ss…
08.07.2016 10:27

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a delegation of Urbi et Orbi Catholic foundation

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a delegation of Urbi et Orbi Catholic foundation On July 7, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with a delegation the Catholic foundation Urbi et Orbi led by Dr. Robert Moynihan, editor-in-chief of the Inside the Vatican magazine, at the DECR.
07.07.2016 17:26

DECR chairman meets with Russian ambassador to Saudi Arabia

DECR chairman meets with Russian ambassador to Saudi Arabia In the course of a friendly talk, they exchanges views concerning Christian-Islamic relationships and discussed the situation in the Middle East and North Africa and the grave situation of Christians in the region.
07.07.2016 17:18

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Russia’s ambassador to Poland

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Russia’s ambassador to Poland Among the topics they discussed in their talk were relationships between the Russian and Polish Orthodox Churches and bilateral contacts between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Roman Catholic Church, with a new impetus given to them in August 2012 by the Joint Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow…
07.07.2016 17:08

DECR chairman meets with Macedonia’s ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Macedonia’s ambassador to Russia On July 7, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with Macedonia’s ambassador to Russia Goce Karajanov.
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.
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