DECR Chairman

25.12.2014 12:40

Metropolitan Hilarion’s congratulations to Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church

Metropolitan Hilarion’s congratulations to Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, has congratulated His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, on his Name Day
25.12.2014 12:31

The Holy Synod meets for its last session in 2014

The Holy Synod meets for its last session in 2014 On December 25, 2014, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church began its last session in 2014 at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow. It is chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
25.12.2014 12:23

Metropolitan Hilarion sends greetings to Primate of Georgian Orthodox Church on the occasion of anniversary of his enthronement

Metropolitan Hilarion sends greetings to Primate of Georgian Orthodox Church on the occasion of anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, greeted His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, with the anniversary of his elevation to the Patriarchal throne.
25.12.2014 0:02

DECR chairman congratulates heads of the non-Orthodox Churches on the Nativity of Christ

DECR chairman congratulates heads of the non-Orthodox Churches on the Nativity of Christ Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following Christmas 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
24.12.2014 16:47

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Chaplain to St Andrew’s Anglican Church

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Chaplain to St Andrew’s Anglican Church On 24 December 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), received the Revd. Clive Fairclough, Chaplain to St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Moscow, appointed by Archbishop Justin Welby last August.
24.12.2014 16:40

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with the head of the Russian and Nor Nakhichevan diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with the head of the Russian and Nor Nakhichevan diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church On 24 December 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Archbishop Ezras Nersisyan, head of the Russian and Nor Nakhichevan diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
21.12.2014 8:17

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Macedonia’s president and prime minister

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Macedonia’s president and prime minister On December 20, 2014, while on a visit to Skopje with the blessing of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with Macedonia’s President Georje Ivanov. Participating in the meeting was Russia’s Ambassador O. Shcherbak.
20.12.2014 17:51

Metropolitan Hilarion granted degree of doctor honoris causa by Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo

Metropolitan Hilarion granted degree of doctor honoris causa by Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo On December 19, 2014, during his visit to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, made with the blessing of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations and rector of Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute for Post-Graduate Studies, visited…
19.12.2014 22:28

DECR chairman presents bells to Bulgarian Church’s Diocese of Veliko Tarnovo on behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill

DECR chairman presents bells to Bulgarian Church’s Diocese of Veliko Tarnovo on behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill On 19 December 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, while on a visit to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, arrived in the city of Veliko Tarnovo.
19.12.2014 19:06

On St Nicholas Day, DECR chairman celebrates at Sofia Representation of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

On St Nicholas Day, DECR chairman celebrates at Sofia Representation of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Praying in the sanctuary was His Holiness Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria. Among the congregation was Russia’s Ambassador Yu. Isakov.