DECR Chairman

21.11.2019 19:12

Metropolitan Hilarion: the initiative of the Patriarch of Jerusalem to hold a meeting of Primates of Orthodox Church to discuss the situation in world Orthodoxy is very positively assessed in the Russian Orthodox Church

Metropolitan Hilarion: the initiative of the Patriarch of Jerusalem to hold a meeting of Primates of Orthodox Church to discuss the situation in world Orthodoxy is very positively assessed in the Russian Orthodox Church On November 21, 2019, after seeing off His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem at Sheremetyevo airport as he completed his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, the head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, answered questions from mass media reporters.
21.11.2019 15:48

Primates of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem and the Russian Orthodox Church celebrate Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Primates of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem and the Russian Orthodox Church celebrate Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour On 21st November 2019, commemoration day of the Synaxis of Archangel Michael and Other Heavenly Bodiless Powers, the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of monastic tonsure and ordination of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia continued in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
20.11.2019 23:33

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem arrives in Moscow

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem arrives in Moscow During his stay in Russian His Beatitude will attend ceremony of awarding the winners of the prize of the Public International Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations.
14.11.2019 21:14

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill performs Lesser Consecration of the Cathedral of the Holy Myrrhbearing Women in Baku

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill performs Lesser Consecration of the Cathedral of the Holy Myrrhbearing Women in Baku The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church performed the Lesser Consecration of the cathedral which had undergone a large-scale restoration.
14.11.2019 20:12

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates prayer service at the site of St. Bartholomew’s martyrdom

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates prayer service at the site of St. Bartholomew’s martyrdom On 14 November 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated a prayer service at the remains of the chapel of St. Bartholomew in the capital of Azerbaijan.
14.11.2019 17:46

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church had arrived in the capital of Azerbaijan to attend the 2nd Summit of World Religious Leaders in Baku.
14.11.2019 9:45

Patriarch Kirill arrives in Baku

Patriarch Kirill arrives in Baku At Heydar Aliyev Airport, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was met by Archbishop Alexander of Baku and Azerbaijan, Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan M. Bocharnikov, Azerbaijan’s ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu, and Azerbaijan’s first deputy Prime Minister Shahin Mustafayev.
12.11.2019 18:06

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia On 12 November 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External  Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation.
10.11.2019 21:00

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates at Moscow representation of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates at Moscow representation of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia On 10 November 2019, the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Church of St. Nicholas in Kotelniki – Representation of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, which was marking…
07.11.2019 18:56

Metropolitan Hilarion: US Secretary of State Pompeo cancelled the meeting an hour before it, under the pressure of ill-wishers

Metropolitan Hilarion: US Secretary of State Pompeo cancelled the meeting an hour before it, under the pressure of ill-wishers Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, told the KP daily how he was received in Washington, how the church situation has changed under Zelensky and whether Russia needs building ‘three churches a day’.