DECR Chairman

10.11.2019 21:00

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates at Moscow representation of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates at Moscow representation of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia On 10 November 2019, the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Church of St. Nicholas in Kotelniki – Representation of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, which was marking…
07.11.2019 18:56

Metropolitan Hilarion: US Secretary of State Pompeo cancelled the meeting an hour before it, under the pressure of ill-wishers

Metropolitan Hilarion: US Secretary of State Pompeo cancelled the meeting an hour before it, under the pressure of ill-wishers Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, told the KP daily how he was received in Washington, how the church situation has changed under Zelensky and whether Russia needs building ‘three churches a day’.
06.11.2019 19:19

Hierarchs and clerics of six Local Orthodox Churches celebrate on dedication day at the church of ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ icon of the Mother of God in Moscow

Hierarchs and clerics of six Local Orthodox Churches celebrate on dedication day at the church of ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ icon of the Mother of God in Moscow November 6 is the feast day of the ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ icon of the Mother of God. This year, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Moscow church in Bolshaya Ordynka Street, where the miracle-working…
05.11.2019 16:36

DECR chairman congratulates Primate of Albanian Orthodox Church on his 90th birthday

DECR chairman congratulates Primate of Albanian Orthodox Church on his 90th birthday The head of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, sent His Beatitude Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana and All Albania, the following congratulatory message on his 90th birthday.
04.11.2019 15:11

Primate of the Russian Church celebrates at the Cathedral of Dormition in Moscow Kremlin on feast day of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God

Primate of the Russian Church celebrates at the Cathedral of Dormition in Moscow Kremlin on feast day of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God That same day a national holiday– National Unity Day is celebrated.
04.11.2019 12:08

Solemn reception on the occasion of reunification of the Archdiocese of Orthodox parishes of Russian tradition in Western Europe with the Russian Orthodox Church

Solemn reception on the occasion of reunification of the Archdiocese of Orthodox parishes of Russian tradition in Western Europe with the Russian Orthodox Church On 3 November 2019, a solemn reception on the occasion of reunification of the Archdiocese of Orthodox parishes of Russian tradition in Western Europe with the Russian Orthodox Church was held at the refectory chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
03.11.2019 16:58

During Liturgy at Church of Christ the Saviour Patriarch Kirill presents Archbishop Ioann of Dubna with charter on restoration of unity of Archdiocese of Western European Parishes of Russian tradition with Russian Orthodox Church

During Liturgy at Church of Christ the Saviour Patriarch Kirill presents Archbishop Ioann of Dubna with charter on restoration of unity of Archdiocese of Western European Parishes of Russian tradition with Russian Orthodox Church From November 2 to 4, 2019, festivities are being held in Moscow to celebrate the Archdiocese of Western European Parishes of Russian Tradition’s joining the Russian Orthodox Church, timed to the Day of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God and the Day of People’s Unity.
01.11.2019 17:29

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill signs Patriarchal and Synodal Charter on the Restoration of the Unity of the Archdiocese of Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe with the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill signs Patriarchal and Synodal Charter on the Restoration of the Unity of the Archdiocese of Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe with the Russian Orthodox Church On 2nd – 4th November, the celebrations marking the reunification of the Archdiocese of Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe with the Russian Orthodox Church will be held in Moscow.
30.10.2019 20:08

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President of Cuba Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermúdes

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President of Cuba Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermúdes While greeting the President of Cuba, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church mentioned their first meeting in Moscow in September 2018 and cordially greeted the high guest with his election as President.
30.10.2019 15:18

The Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee’s 6th Plenary Session in Moscow

The Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee’s 6th Plenary Session in Moscow Among the attendees are representatives of Christian confessions in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.