DECR Chairman

30.10.2009 22:51

Archbishop Hilarion meets with Russian and Greek diplomats at the Gracanica Monastery

The participants discussed the political situation in Kosovo and Metochia, the situation of the Serbs and the Serbian Orthodox Church, and the problem of preserving spiritual and cultural heritage of this ancient Orthodox land in Europe.
30.10.2009 22:37

Archbishop Hilarion visits defiled and destroyed churches in Kosovo and Metochia

The hierarchs visited the Church of the Assumption of the Mother of God under restoration. After seeing a construction site, Archbishop Hilarion talked with four Serbian women. They are Orthodox Christians, the last innates of the once Serbian town, who live on the church adjacent territory being protected by a…
30.10.2009 22:20

Archbishop Hilarion visits the Visoki Decani Monastery

On 29 October 2009, the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, on a visit to Kosovo and Metochia at the invitation of Bishop Artemije of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metochia, visited the old Visoki Decani Monastery.
29.10.2009 20:49

Archbishop Hilarion visits ruined and restored churches in Kosovo

The first church they saw was St. Elijah’s at the Vucitrn village, one of over 150 churches destroyed and defiled for the last ten years.
28.10.2009 17:00

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk begins his visit to Kosovo and Metochia

On 27 October 2009, the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk arrived in Kosovo and Metochia at the invitation of the Raska-Prizren diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
28.10.2009 15:37

Archbishop Hilarion meets with Cardinal Christoph Schonborn

They discussed the results of the meeting of the Joint International Commission for the Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church that took place in Cyprus on 17-23 October 2009.
27.10.2009 16:06

Archbishop Hilarion: It was not the Church who condemned Tolstoy but Tolstoy who condemned the Church

Precisely for this reason, the Orthodox Church announced that this man, who had never belonged to it, placed himself outside of the church fold by his blasphemous and sacrilegious utterances.
26.10.2009 11:30

Presentation of Archbishop Hilarion’s book ‘The Sacrament of the Faith’ in the Ukrainian language takes place in Kiev

Academy, and the Kiev-Mogilyanskaya Academy. "The Sacrament of the Faith" was first published in 1996, reprinted several times, and translated into many languages, including English, French, German, Polish, Finnish, Hungarian, Japanese, Serbian, and Macedonian.
24.10.2009 14:23

Archbishop Hilarion venerates old shrines in Cyprus

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, visited the Stavrovouni Monastery of the Honorable and Life-giving Cross of Our Lord, the oldest monastery in Cyprus founded in the 4th century by the Holy Queen Helen Equal-to-the-Apostles.
23.10.2009 11:15

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus

On 22 October 2009, the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Nea Justiniana and All Cyprus. Taking part in the meeting that took place in Paphos, Cyprus, was Metropolitan Isaiah (Kykkotis) of Tamassos.
21.10.2009 16:44

Archbishop Hilarion visits the Monastery of Kykka in Cyprus

He venerated the monastery’s main shrine – the miracle-working Icon of Our Lady of Kykka, saw the monastery’s churches and museum of church archeology and shared a meal with representatives of the monastic community.
20.10.2009 19:58

Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations greets the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America

The Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulated His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah of All America and Canada on his 50th birthday. The text is given below. Your Beatitude, Dear Vladyka: On the occasion of your 50th birthday, I heartily congratulate you on…
19.10.2009 14:54

An exhibition devoted to Metropolitan Nikodim (Rotov) and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia opened in St. Petersburg Theological Academy

Displayed are Metropolitan Nikodim’s vestments, belongings, photographs and the first editions of his works. Another part of the exhibition highlights the work of Patriarch Kirill when he was rector of the Academy.
19.10.2009 14:28

Regular session of the Orthodox-Catholic Theological Dialogue on Cyprus

The participants will discuss the document on the role of the Pope of Rome in the first millennium prepared by the Joint Commission Coordinating Committee in October 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church presented its critical remarks to the Organizing Committee before the session.
15.10.2009 16:16

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Lithuania and Russia are leaders in the number of suicides. The scale of this tragedy is a reason to think and begin speaking about the causes of such shameful ‘leadership’

Archbishop Hilarion noted that those present at the meetings had no differences on such vital issues as the immutability of the norms of Christian morality and the significance of Christian values in the history of European culture.
13.10.2009 20:29

Archbishop Hilarion lectures at St. Petersburg Theological Academy

In the beginning of the meeting which took place at the Academy’s assembly hall, His Eminence Hilarion was welcomed by the rector of the theological schools, Bishop Ambrose of Gatchina.
10.10.2009 14:42

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets in St. Petersburg

Before the session, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church welcomed the meeting, noting that it was a second Holy Synod session to be held in the historic building of the Sacred Governing Synod and that St. Petersburg assumed the duties of the Synodal capital.
10.10.2009 6:48

Celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of Orthodox in Thailand

A church delegation from Russia will be led by Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations.
06.10.2009 12:48

Chairman of the department for external church relations meets with Serbian foreign minister

His Eminence Hilarion pointed to the major role of Orthodoxy in preserving and consolidating the unity of the Russian and Serbian nations.
06.10.2009 12:37

DECR chairman meets with representatives of several Protestant communities in various regions in Russia

There were some sixty representatives of the Union of the Christians of Evangelical Faith in Russia, the Union of the Evangelical Christians-Baptists in Russia, the Church of the Seventh-Day Adventists and Presbyterian communities.