In the evening of February 14, the eve of Lent, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Vespers with the Office of Forgiveness at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
On the Forgiveness Sunday on February 14, 2010, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted.
On February 13, 2010, the eve of Cheesefare Sunday also called the Sunday of Forgiveness, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk officiated at All-Night Vigil at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted in Bolshaya Ordynka Street.
On February 11, 2010, the Day of the Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs: Sts Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, consecrated the church of the Three Hierarchs-at-Kulishki. On the same day, he celebrated…
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, spoke on holiness and ways leading to it in his talk in the Church and the World TV broadcast on February 6, 2010.
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The archpastors visited the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh at the Accounts Chamber consecrated by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on 14 January 2010.
On February 6, His Beatitude Metropolitan Christopher, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, and Archbishop Nifon of Philippopolis celebrated the All-Night Vigil at the Church of the "Joy to All the Afflicted" Icon of the Mother of God.
Address to a forum of Orthodox youth on 16 January 2010 in Penza, Russia.
On 4 February 2010, at the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk received Monsignor Maurice Gardes, archbishop of Auch, France, president of the National Council for Christian Unity and Relations with Judaism, currently in Russia on a private visit.
His Holiness noted that the Pope Benedict XVI of Rome has a consistent position close to that of the Orthodox on these issues. ‘Evidence to this are his statements and messages as well as views expressed by high-ranking representatives of the Roman Catholic Church with whom we maintain contacts’, His…
During the Little Entrance of the Divine Liturgy celebrated to mark the first anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church granted hierarchical awards to several hierarchs of the…
On 28 January 2010, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, met with His Beatitude Metropolitan Christopher of the Czech Lands and Slovakia at the DECR premises.
On 28 January 2010, at the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations, His Beatitude Metropolitan Christopher of the Czech Lands and Slovakia read a lecture to the students of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Postgraduate and Doctoral Programme of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Archbishop Hilarion told the USA Ambassador about Church-State relations in Russia at present, and about social ministry of the Russian Orthodox Church.
(Russian) Избрание и интронизация Святейшего Патриарха Кирилла стали, безусловно, важнейшими событиями жизни Русской Православной Церкви в минувшем году.
On 27 January 2010, a section of the Christmas Educational Readings met in session at the conference hall of "Danilovskaya" hotel complex. The topic of the meeting was "Catechetic activities of the Russian Orthodox Church at present."
Dear delegates: The PACE current session will consider discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, an issue having a serious ethical aspect. The overwhelming majority of European Christians, Muslims, and Jews have common vision of this problem. It is obvious that the draft Resolution and draft Recommendation cast…
A session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is taking place on 25 through 29 January 2010. Themes under discussion include discrimination on ground of sexual orientation or gender identity.
This mission, the archpastor explained, is directed first of all at the members of the Russian Orthodox Church as well as at her potential members, including children, the youth, and other people who, though having been baptized, do not lead a Christian way of life as yet.