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24.01.2018 17:20

DECR chairman meets with representatives of Syrian opposition’s High Negotiation Committee

DECR chairman meets with representatives of Syrian opposition’s High Negotiation Committee A meeting took place at the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) between DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion and members of a delegation representing the Syrian opposition’s High Negotiation Committee, who have arrived in Moscow to take part in several meetings and consultations held in connection with the of…
23.01.2018 23:55

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the Russian Federation

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the Russian Federation On 23 January 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with H.E. Leonidas Markides, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cyprus to the Russian Federation.
22.01.2018 16:10

DECR chairman greets Patriarch of Serbia with the anniversary of his enthronement

DECR chairman greets Patriarch of Serbia with the anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, has greeted His Holiness Patriarch Irinej with the anniversary of his enthronement.
22.01.2018 12:00

Metropolitan Hilarion’s message of Name-Day greetings to Primate of Albanian Orthodox Church

Metropolitan Hilarion’s message of Name-Day greetings to Primate of Albanian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, has sent a message of greetings to His Beatitude Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana and All Albania, on the occasion of the commemoration day of his Heavenly Patron, the Venerable martyr Anastasius the Persian.
21.01.2018 8:23

DECR chairman sends Name-Day greetings to Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria

DECR chairman sends Name-Day greetings to Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), sent a message of greeting to the Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on the occasion of his Heavenly Patron, the Holy Martyr Neophytus.
18.01.2018 17:02

Traditional Christmas meeting at Ministry of Foreign Affair’s receptions house

Traditional Christmas meeting at Ministry of Foreign Affair’s receptions house The participants in the meeting, held in a friendly atmosphere, discussed various issues concerning cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
18.01.2018 8:28

DECR chairman meets with Bishop Jonathan Goodall of Ebbsfleet

DECR chairman meets with Bishop Jonathan Goodall of Ebbsfleet Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) met with Bishop Jonathan Goodall of Ebbsfleet, Church of England, at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies.
15.01.2018 10:52

DECR chairman greets Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai with his Name Day

DECR chairman greets Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai with his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai, hierarch of the Japanese Autonomous Orthodox Church, on the commemoration day of his heavenly patron, St. Seraphim of Sarov.
15.01.2018 9:36

DECR chairman meets with Apostolic Nuncio in Russia

DECR chairman meets with Apostolic Nuncio in Russia Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk received the Holy See representative in the Russian Federation, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, after the Divine Liturgy at the parish house of the church of the Icon ‘The Joy to All the Afflicted’-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka.
11.01.2018 20:25

DECR vice-chairman Archimandrite Philaret celebrates his 50th birthday

DECR vice-chairman Archimandrite Philaret celebrates his 50th birthday Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), vice-chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated his jubilee birthday at the DECR premises on January 11, 2018.
11.01.2018 17:02

DECR chairman meets with the Ordinary of the Armenian Catholic Church of Eastern Europe-Georgia

DECR chairman meets with the Ordinary of the Armenian Catholic Church of Eastern Europe-Georgia On 11 January 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Archbishop Raphael Minassian, Ordinary of the Armenian Catholic Church of Armenia, Georgia, Russia and Eastern Europe.
07.01.2018 22:03

On the Day of the Nativity of Christ, Patriarch Kirill celebrated Great Compline at the Church of Christ the Saviour

On the Day of the Nativity of Christ, Patriarch Kirill celebrated Great Compline at the Church of Christ the Saviour In the evening of January 7, the Day of the Nativity of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Great Compline at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
07.01.2018 14:41

DECR chairman meets with delegation of Syrian Orthodox Church

DECR chairman meets with delegation of Syrian Orthodox Church On 6 January 2018, at the parish house of the Church of the Joy of All Who Sorrow Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Street in Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with a delegation of the…
07.01.2018 8:00

DECR chairman sends Christmas greetings to Primates of Local Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Christmas greetings to Primates of Local Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Christmas greetings to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches
07.01.2018 3:31

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated Christmas Night Service at church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted in Moscow

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated Christmas Night Service at church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted in Moscow During the night of January 7, the Day of the Nativity of Christ, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at the church of the Heavenly Queen’s Icon ‘The Joy to All the…
07.01.2018 1:02

DECR chairman greets foreign statesmen and public figures with Nativity of Christ and New Year

DECR chairman greets foreign statesmen and public figures with Nativity of Christ and New Year Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Christmas greetings
29.12.2017 22:11

DECR chairman’s condolences over attack on the Coptic church of St. Mina in Cairo

DECR chairman’s condolences over attack on the Coptic church of St. Mina in Cairo Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk called the attack a dastard and cynical crime. As a result of the attack, nine people were killed and several more people were wounded.
28.12.2017 12:02

Patriarch Kirill chairs the last 2017 session of Russian Orthodox Church Holy Synod

Patriarch Kirill chairs the last 2017 session of Russian Orthodox Church Holy Synod The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has begun its last session in 2017 in the St. Daniel monastery in Moscow. It is chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
26.12.2017 19:52

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk chairs DECR Board meeting

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk chairs DECR Board meeting On 26 December 2017, at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, a meeting of the DECR Board was held under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.
26.12.2017 12:10

Supreme Church Council holds its last session in 2017 under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill

Supreme Church Council holds its last session in 2017 under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill On 26 December, at the Hall of the Supreme Church Council of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church began its last session in 2017 under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
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