DECR Chairman

09.03.2010 16:43

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Culture is at risk of becoming anti-culture without the Church

If it does not cooperate with the Church, culture today is at risk of turning into a destructive anti-culture carrying a negative moral message, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relation, said in an interview to the RIA Novosti news agency.
09.03.2010 16:09

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk’s interview to RIA Novosti news agency

The Patriarchal Council for Culture, established by the Holy Synod Decision of March 5, 2010, is called to help the Church and museum workers to deal with the problem of returning church valuables and prevent the turning of culture into a destructive anti-culture. Why this Council has been set up…
09.03.2010 7:00

Metropolitan Hilarion’s Passions According to St. Matthews will be performed in Constantinople

A recital of Russian spiritual music will take place on March 26, 2010, at the old museum church of Agia Eirini in Istanbul, Turkey, to perform Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk’s Passions According to St. Matthews, and oratorio for soloists, a choir and an orchestra.
07.03.2010 23:04

(Russian) В неделю Крестопоклонную Предстоятель Русской Православной Церкви совершил Божественную литургию в Казанском соборе Санкт-Петербурга

(Russian) 7 марта 2010 года, в третью неделю Великого поста – Крестопоклонную, Святейший Патриарх Московский и всея Руси Кирилл совершил Божественную литургию святителя Василия Великого в Казанском кафедральном соборе северной столицы.
06.03.2010 20:17

Holy Synod’s decisions on church external work

At its meeting on 5 March 2010 in St. Petersburg, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church made a number of decisions on the Church’s external work.
05.03.2010 16:00

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church meets in St. Petersburg

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church met for its regular session on 5 March 2010 at the historical building of the Sacred Governing Synod in St. Petersburg. It was chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
04.03.2010 23:01

Work to introduce modern catechesis of the Russian Orthodox Church continues

The core working group for preparing a modern catechesis of the Russian Orthodox Church met on 4 March 2010 at the Department for External Church Relations. It was chaired by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.
04.03.2010 22:56

Inter-Council Presence’s commission for relations with non-Orthodoxy and other religions holds its first meeting

The Inter-Council Presence’s commission on relations with non-Orthodoxy and other religions held its first meeting on 4 March 2010 at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate. It was led by the DECR chairman, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.
04.03.2010 18:59

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk’s interview to Interfax-Religion portal

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk’s interview to Interfax-Religion portal
04.03.2010 13:54

(Russian) Митрополит Иларион принял сотрудника фонда «Кирхе ин Нот», ответственного за связи с Россией

(Russian) 4 марта 2010 года в Отделе внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата митрополит Волоколамский Иларион принял заведующего отделом католического благотворительного фонда «Кирхе ин Нот» («Помощь Церкви в беде») по связям с Россией П.В.Гуменюка.
04.03.2010 11:50

DECR Chairman congratulates His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania on the 20th anniversary of his episcopal ministry

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations, greeted the Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church with the 20th anniversary of his episcopal consecration. The text of congratulatory message is given below.
04.03.2010 11:34

DECR Chairman meets with the Ambassador of Moldova to Russia

On 4 March 2010, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations, met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Moldova to the Russian Federation Andrei Negutsa.
03.03.2010 23:50

(Russian) Митрополит Волоколамский Иларион выразил соболезнование в связи с кончиной одной из старейших прихожанок русского Никольского собора в Ницце Лидии Плас

(Russian) 2 марта 2010 года на 77-м году жизни скончалась Лидия Федоровна Плас, бывший секретарь церковного совета Русской православной ассоциации города, одна из старейших прихожанок русского Никольского собора в Ницце. Председатель Отдела внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата митрополит Волоколамский Иларион направил сыну покойной Жан-Марку Пласу соболезнование.
03.03.2010 15:12

(Russian) Митрополит Иларион: «Человек должен понимать относительность всякого успеха и всякого поражения в спорте»

(Russian) 27 февраля 2010 года в эфире передачи «Церковь и мир», посвященной теме спорта, председатель Отдела внешних церковных связей митрополит Волоколамский Иларион рассказал о проблемах нравственного выбора, стоящего перед профессиональными спортсменами.
03.03.2010 12:29

(Russian) Митрополит Иларион выразил соболезнование в связи с разрушительным землетрясением в Чили

(Russian) В послании министру иностранных дел Республики Чили Мариано Фернандесу Амунатеги председатель Отдела внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата митрополит Волоколамский Иларион выразил соболезнование в связи со постигшей страну природной катастрофой.
03.03.2010 12:20

DECR chairman completes his visit to France

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, took part on 2 March 2010 in the inauguration of the Holy Rus exhibition at the Louvre, which was opened by the Presidents of Russia and France.
03.03.2010 11:37

DECR chairman attends grand reception given on the occasion of Russian President’s visit to France

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met on 2 March 2010 with Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe on the occasion of the opening of a Year of Russia in France. They discussed cooperation with the Paris City Council including the construction of a spiritual and cultural center on Quai Branly. Metropolitan Hilarion of…
03.03.2010 10:43

Russian President venerates the Saviour’s Crown of Thorns

On March 2, 2010, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Ms. Medvedev venerated the Saviour’s Crown of Thorns, the piece of the Lord’s Cross and the Nail from the Lord’s Cross kept in the Notre Dame Cathedral.
03.03.2010 10:11

Seminar on the spiritual Heritage of Holy Rus’ held in Paris

A symposium on the Spiritual Heritage of Holy Rus’ was held on 1 March 2010 at the College of the Bernardines in Paris. It was attended by 250 people. It was organized by the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, Parish Orthodox Seminary and the Roman Catholic Diocese of…
02.03.2010 16:19

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with UNESCO director general

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, met on 2 March 2010 with UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova.