DECR Chairman

12.11.2009 22:15

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk explains to foreign journalists the Russian Orthodox Church’s stand on problems facing today’s society

During his meeting with foreign journalists on 11 November 2009, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk answered questions concerning urgent problems of society today.
12.11.2009 22:13

DECR chairman explains to foreign journalists the church situation in Ukraine and Belarus and answers questions about inter-Orthodox relations

‘We never refer to two patriarchates in Ukraine – those of Moscow and Kiev. We maintain that there is one canonical Orthodox Church in Ukraine and also a group that has arbitrarily and illegally named itself as ‘patriarchate’.
12.11.2009 22:11

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk explains problems and prospects of relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church in a talk with foreign journalists

During his meeting with foreign media people on 11 November 2009, Archbishop Hilarion spoke on burning issues of inter-Christian relations. He said in particular that considerable improvements took shape in relations with the Roman Catholic Church in recent years.
12.11.2009 22:04

DECR Chairman Archbishop Hilarion meets with foreign journalists

On 11 November 2009, the DECR Chairman Archbishop Hilarion met with foreign journalists. He answered questions of the leading mass media representatives from Belarus, Bulgaria, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Greece, Denmark, India, Spain, Italy, Canada, Cuba, Kuwait, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, the USA, Turkey, Finland, France, FRG, Czechia, Switzerland,…
11.11.2009 18:35

Hymns by St. Simeon the New Theologian in poetic translation by Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk published in St. Petersburg

The third revised edition of hymns written by St. Simeon the New Theologian, entitled "Come, O True Light," translated from the Greek by Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, came out in St. Petersburg.
11.11.2009 18:09

DECR Chairman Archbishop Hilarion’s book “Patriarch Kirill. His Life and World Outlook” presented at the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations

Archbishop Hilarion told the audience that the book was written in the form of a dialogue between the author and the main character.
11.11.2009 18:04

A new edition of Archbishop Hilarion’s book “St. Simeon the New Theologian and Orthodox Tradition” came out in St. Petersburg

The fourth edition of the book "St. Simeon the New Theologian and Orthodox Tradition" by Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk came out in the series 'The Library of Christian Thought. Studies."
11.11.2009 10:36

Archbishop’s Hilarion new symphony due to be performed at the Column Hall of the House of Unions

On 12 November 2009, the "Country of Resurrection" Musical Festival held in the framework of "The Orthodox Russia" exhibition will be closed by a concerts performing at which the Tchaikovsky State Academic Large Symphony Orchestra, the Choir of the State Tretyakov Gallery and the St. Petersburg Russian Capella. The programme…
11.11.2009 10:19

Archbishop Hilarion’s musical compositions performed at the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire

The concert was timed to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the People's Artist of Russia Boris Tevlin's teaching career. The programme included music by the present-day composers, such as Alfred Shnitke, Rodion Schedrin, Vissarion Shebalin, Astor Piazzola, and Andrew Lloyd Weber.
09.11.2009 17:47

Archbishop Hilarion’s book “Patriarch Kirill. His Life and World Outlook” is due to be presented at the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations

A new book by Archbishop Hilarion entitled Patriarch Kirill. His Life and World Outlook will be presented at the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations at 12.00 on 11 November 2009. The book was written in response to numerous requests from both church people and those who are far…
09.11.2009 16:21

Archbishop Hilarion: May the Mtsensk Icon of the Mother of God remind us of the Tragic Past of our Fatherland

On 8 November 2009, the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk arrived at Mtsensk with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to bring here the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God found by a German…
09.11.2009 16:18

DECR Chairman gives interview to the Orel and Livny Press Service during his stay in Mtsensk on the occasion of the return of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God

(Russian) On 8 November 2009, the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk gave an interview to the Orel and Livny diocese press service during his stay in Mtsensk on the occasion of the return of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of…
09.11.2009 12:05

Archbishop Hilarion: ‘Euthanasia is a Crime of Man against himself and against Society”

On 7 November 2009, the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk took part in "The Church and the World" TV Programme and answered questions on health care. He commented on the news of the Swiss authorities' intention to tighten the legislation allowing…
09.11.2009 12:01

Archbishop Hilarion: “People who heed the voice of the Church can hold out any trial”

On 7 November 2009, the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk took part in "The Church and the World" programme broadcast on "Vesti" TV channel and answered questions on the connection between history of the Church and the state in Russia.
08.11.2009 23:45

Kazan Icon of the Mother of God taken out to Germany during the Great Patriotic War is returned to Mtsensk

On 8 November 2009, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God taken out by a German soldier to Germany sixty-six years ago was brought to Mtsensk, Orel region.
06.11.2009 9:29

DECR chairman takes part in the Orthodox Encyclopedia boards meeting

The Supervisory, Patrons and Public Boards for the publishing of Orthodox Encyclopedia met on 5 November 2009 at the Church of Christ the Saviour.
05.11.2009 12:23

Archbishop Hilarion’s book “Patriarch Kirill. His Life and World Outlook” comes out

Archbishop Hilarion’s book entitled Patriarch Kirill. His Life and World Outlook in the series “Patriarchs of the Russian Church’ has come out. It has been written in response to numerous requests from both church people and those who are far from the Church but who are interested in the personality…
05.11.2009 8:44

Conference on Holy Russia’s United Civilizational Space in Europe Today held at the Orthodox Russia exhibition-forum

A Conference on Holy Russia’s Civilizational Space in Europe Today was held on 4 November 2009, the first day of the Orthodox Russia exhibition-forum. It was organized by the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations. It was attended by clergy and representatives of state, church and public organizations in…
02.11.2009 14:39

Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations meets with officials of the UN Mission in Kosovo

In conclusion of his visit to Kosovo and Metochia, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, met on 30 October 2009 with Mr. Jolyon Negele, director of the political relations department of the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), and Mr. M. Krasnoschekov, a…
02.11.2009 14:25

Archbishop Hilarion visits the Patriarchate of Pec

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, on a visit to Kosovo and Methochia at the invitation of Bishop Artemije of Rasko-Prizren and Kosovo-Metochia, visited the convent compound ‘The Patriarchate of Pec’ 30 October 2009.