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18.10.2018 20:52

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Cardinal Kurt Koch

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Cardinal Kurt Koch On October 18, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations, met with the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unite, Cardinal Kurt Koch, within the framework of the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church.
18.10.2018 20:32

Archbishop Clement: Nationalists are already killing our priests and capturing churches

Archbishop Clement: Nationalists are already killing our priests and capturing churches Archbishop Clement, an official representative of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate and chairman of the synodal information and education department, answered questions from Komsomolskaya Pravda daily
17.10.2018 14:01

Metropolitan Hilarion: The fact that the Patriarchate of Constantinople has recognized a schismatic structure means for us that it itself is now in schism

Metropolitan Hilarion: The fact that the Patriarchate of Constantinople has recognized a schismatic structure means for us that it itself is now in schism On October 17, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations gave an interview to the BBC Russian Service on the situation that has developed in connection with the anti-canonical actions of the Patriarchate of Constantinople and the decision of the Russian Orthodox…
16.10.2018 9:19

Metropolitan Hilarion: the Patriarchate of Constantinople has lost the right to be called the coordinating center for the Orthodox Church

Metropolitan Hilarion: the Patriarchate of Constantinople has lost the right to be called the coordinating center for the Orthodox Church As is known, by its decisions of October 11 the Patriarchate of Constantinople ‘revoked’ the decision made over 300 years ago to transfer the Metropolis of Kiev to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate, thus encroaching upon the canonical territory of the Russian Orthodox Church and stated its readiness to…
16.10.2018 8:59

Metropolitan Hilarion: Decisions taken by Constantinople run contrary to canonical Tradition of the Orthodox Church

Metropolitan Hilarion: Decisions taken by Constantinople run contrary to canonical Tradition of the Orthodox Church On October 15 in the interview to the “Big Game’ program on the channel 1, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, spoke about the decisions of the Holy Synod on the uncanonical actions of the Patriarchate of Constantinople which has entered into…
16.10.2018 8:51

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Decision demanded by church canons was taken today

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Decision demanded by church canons was taken today A briefing for journalists was held after the session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church that took place in Minsk on October 15, 2018.
15.10.2018 16:36

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill presides the first in history session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church held in Minsk

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill presides the first in history session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church held in Minsk On 15 October 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia led the session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church held at building of the Minsk diocesan administration. It was the first in history session of the Holy Synod in the land of Belarus.
14.10.2018 22:28

The Primate of the Russian Church lays a wreath at the Victory Monument in Minsk

The Primate of the Russian Church lays a wreath at the Victory Monument in Minsk On October 14, 2018, the Day of the Protecting Veil of the Most Holy Mother of God and Ever Virgin Mary, after a visit to the crypt of the newly consecrated monument church dedicated to All Saints in Minsk, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, laid a…
13.10.2018 17:09

Patriarch Kirill arrives in Minsk

Patriarch Kirill arrives in Minsk On October 13, 2018, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, began his fifth primatial visit to the Byelorussian Orthodox Church.
10.10.2018 16:53

Metropolitan Hilarion attends a meeting of the Council of Religious Leaders in Astana

Metropolitan Hilarion attends a meeting of the Council of Religious Leaders in Astana On October 10, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), attended the third meeting of the Council of Religious Leaders, which was established at the 2012 Congress of the Traditional and World Religions. The council membership consisted of seventeen most authoritative…
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