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27.05.2016 17:14

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church has arrived in Athos

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church has arrived in Athos His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia began his pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain of Athos on May 27, 2016.
26.05.2016 18:17

Metropolitan Hilarion visits Military University

Metropolitan Hilarion visits Military University On 26 May 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) and Rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), visited the Military Institute of the Russian Ministry of Defence.
25.05.2016 13:19

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with representatives of Patriarchate of Constantinople

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with representatives of Patriarchate of Constantinople On 24 May 2016, at the Patriarchal chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit (Patriarchate of Constantinople) who had arrived in Moscow with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to attend…
24.05.2016 17:36

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius On 24 May 2016, the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius Equal-to-the-Apostles and Teachers of the Slavs, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
20.05.2016 18:17

Board of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee meets at the DECR

Board of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee meets at the DECR A meeting of the Board of the founding Churches of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee (CICC) met at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) in Moscow on May 20, 2016.
20.05.2016 16:05

DECR chairman: Athos has great missionary potential for our people

The Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations pays special attention to the development of relationships with the Monastery of St Panteleimon, as well as with other monasteries on Mount Athos, the DECR chairman, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, noted in his speech at the grand meeting on the occasion of…
20.05.2016 15:17

Metropolitan Hilarion: Engaging in interfaith dialogue, we strive to uphold peace in society

Metropolitan Hilarion: Engaging in interfaith dialogue, we strive to uphold peace in society In his report delivered at the grand meeting that took place in Moscow on 19 May 2016 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of foundation of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of this oldest Synodal institution, noted that interfaith dialogue had…
20.05.2016 14:37

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: News on the external activities of the Russian Church is spread in six languages

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: News on the external activities of the Russian Church is spread in six languages On 19 May 2016, in his report delivered at the grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk spoke, among other things, about the work of the DECR Communication Service.
19.05.2016 21:59

Metropolitan Hilarion: Contradictions between the Orthodox Church and the Protestant communities that distort the doctrine to accommodate modern secular standards are intensifying

In his address at the grand meeting on the occasion of the DECR 70th anniversary, Metropolitan Hilarion said that the relations of the Russian Church with the Catholic Church and with the Ancient Oriental Churches could be characterized by positive dynamics, but, regrettably, we cannot say the same about relations…
19.05.2016 21:29

DECR chairman: It is not fortuitous that the meeting of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill with Pope Francis has been called an epoch event

DECR chairman: It is not fortuitous that the meeting of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill with Pope Francis has been called an epoch event Metropolitan Hilarion noted that the Russian Orthodox Church appreciated the balanced position of the Holy See on the civil confrontation in Ukraine that, regrettable, is being aggravated by the policy of the leadership of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
19.05.2016 21:07

Metropolitan Hilarion: Orthodox Christians in Ukraine render great service to the upholding of church unity

In his address at the grand meeting held in Moscow on the occasion of the DECR’s 70th anniversary Metropolitan Hilarion called the upholding of canonical Orthodoxy in Ukraine a most important focus area of the Department’s work.
19.05.2016 20:48

DECR chairman and executives are honoured with high state awards

DECR chairman and executives are honoured with high state awards Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, is awarded the Order of Honour for his great contribution to the development of spiritual culture and strengthening of friendship among nations by the decree № 233 of Russian President Vladimir Putin issued on May 17,…
19.05.2016 19:47

Grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations takes place

Grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations takes place On 19 May 2016, a grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) took place at the ‘Danilovsky’ hotel complex in Moscow.
19.05.2016 18:55

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates thanksgiving at the Cathedral of the Trinity in St. Daniel’s Monastery on the occasion of DECR 70th anniversary

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates thanksgiving at the Cathedral of the Trinity in St. Daniel’s Monastery on the occasion of DECR 70th anniversary The Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) celebrated its 70th anniversary on May 19, 2016. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated thanksgiving at the Cathedral of the Trinity in St. Daniel’s Stavropegic Monastery.
13.05.2016 12:33

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the session of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the session of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations A session of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations on ‘The Role of Russia in Defence of Believers in the World’ took place under the chairmanship of Mr. Sergei Ivanov, head of the Russian Presidential Administration, at the Kremlin on May 12.
02.05.2016 23:57

DECR chairman meets with pilgrims from China

DECR chairman meets with pilgrims from China On 2 May 2016, at the assembly hall of Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with the Orthodox pilgrims from China, descendants of the Albazinians.
01.05.2016 10:03

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sent Easter greetings to the heads of foreign states and to the state and public figures in far abroad

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sent Easter greetings to the heads of foreign states and to the state and public figures in far abroad Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Easter greetings.
01.05.2016 7:00

DECR chairman sends Paschal greetings to the heads of the Local Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Paschal greetings to the heads of the Local Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent his greetings with the Resurrection of Christ.
26.04.2016 20:52

DECR chairman meets with Vuk Jeremic, President of the Serbian Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD)

DECR chairman meets with Vuk Jeremic, President of the Serbian Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) Metropolitan Hilarion recalled Mr. Jeremic’s constructive cooperation with the Russian Orthodox Church when he was Serbia’s Foreign Minister and president of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly.
26.04.2016 20:41

Metropolitan Hilarion attends a general meeting of the Russian National Commission for UNESCO

Metropolitan Hilarion attends a general meeting of the Russian National Commission for UNESCO On April 25, 2016, the Russian National Commission for UNESCO held a general meeting at the Grand Mansion of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Among the attendees was Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR).
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