DECR Chairman

30.08.2017 12:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Supreme Church Council

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Supreme Church Council On 30 August 2017, a regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church took place in the Hall of Church Councils of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
28.08.2017 19:48

On Assumption Day and anniversary of opening of 1917-1918 Local Council, Patriarch Kirill celebrated liturgy at Kremlin Cathedral of the Assumption

On Assumption Day and anniversary of opening of 1917-1918 Local Council, Patriarch Kirill celebrated liturgy at Kremlin Cathedral of the Assumption On August 28, 2017, the Day of the Assumption of the Most Holy Mary, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the patriarchal Cathedral of the Assumption in the Moscow Kremlin.
28.08.2017 15:40

Metropolitan Hilarion greets the participants in the 3d International Christian Forum

Metropolitan Hilarion greets the participants in the 3d International Christian Forum On August 28, 2017, the 3d International Christian Forum was opened in Moscow. A message of greetings has been sent to the participants by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR). The message was voiced at the opening ceremony by Rev. Dimitry…
25.08.2017 7:38

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at the annual Meeting for Friendship Amongst Peoples in Rimini

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at the annual Meeting for Friendship Amongst Peoples in Rimini On 24 August 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, attended the 38th Meeting for Friendship Amongst Peoples organized by the “Communion and Liberation” Catholic association of laypeople in Rimini, Italy, on 20-26 August 2017.
23.08.2017 8:00

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Holy See Secretary of State

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Holy See Secretary of State On 22 August 2017, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
21.08.2017 15:00

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Holy See Secretary of State

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Holy See Secretary of State DECR Chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met at the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations (DECR) with the Holy See Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin who is on an official visit to Russia at the invitation of the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
21.08.2017 14:19

DECR chairman meets with Argentine’s ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Argentine’s ambassador to Russia Metropolitan Hilarion warmly welcomed the head of the Argentinian diplomatic mission to the synodal department responsible for the external contacts of the Russian Church.
19.08.2017 9:19

Metropolitan Hilarion: It is important that the mass media do not distort what church hierarchs say

Metropolitan Hilarion: It is important that the mass media do not distort what church hierarchs say Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his church ministry on August 19.
18.08.2017 20:31

Metropolitan Hilarion: Our task is to put the Patriarch’s ideas into practice

Metropolitan Hilarion: Our task is to put the Patriarch’s ideas into practice On August 19, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his ordination into priesthood.
18.08.2017 18:08

His Holiness Patriarchal Kirill greets DECR chairman with 30th anniversary of his ordination into priesthood

His Holiness Patriarchal Kirill greets DECR chairman with 30th anniversary of his ordination into priesthood His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, on the 30th anniversary of his ordination into priesthood.
18.08.2017 10:57

Metropolitan Hilarion: I would not change this ministry for anything else

Metropolitan Hilarion: I would not change this ministry for anything else On the eve of the 30th anniversary of his episcopal consecration, which took place on August 19, 1987, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, gave an interview to Rossijskaya Gazeta.
17.08.2017 17:27

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk gives interview to Italian newspaper II Sole-24 Ore

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk gives interview to Italian newspaper II Sole-24 Ore In his interview given to Italian II Sole – 24 Ore by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, in anticipation of the visit by the Holy See State Secretary Cardinal P. Parolin, he highlighted such topics as development of dialogue and cooperation…
09.08.2017 16:11

DECR chairman greets hegumen of Russian St. Panteleimon Monastery on Mt Athos with its patronal feast

DECR chairman greets hegumen of Russian St. Panteleimon Monastery on Mt Athos with its patronal feast Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message to Archimandrite Eulogius, hegumen of the Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mt Athos, in which he congratulated him and the brethren of the abode on the commemoration day of the Holy Great…
02.08.2017 11:01

DECR chairman greets His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia with his Name Day

DECR chairman greets His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia with his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia, Archbishop of Mtskheta and Tbilisi, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, on his Name Day.
29.07.2017 15:49

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church completes its session in St. Petersburg

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church completes its session in St. Petersburg July 29, 2017, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, completed its session at the building of the Most Holy Governing Synod in St. Petersburg.
29.07.2017 15:31

Patriarch Kirill chairs a regular session of the Holy Synod in St. Petersburg

Patriarch Kirill chairs a regular session of the Holy Synod in St. Petersburg July 29, 2017 – The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church began its regular session at the historic building of the Most Holy Governing Synod in St. Petersburg. It was chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
28.07.2017 18:56

The stay of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Russia completed

The stay of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Russia completed July 28, 2017 – After the liturgy at the Cathedral of the Trinity in the St. Alexander Nevsky Laura, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia led the sendoff of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, which stayed in the Russian Orthodox…
28.07.2017 18:29

Patriarch Kirill meets with a delegation of the Roman Catholic Church in St. Petersburg

Patriarch Kirill meets with a delegation of the Roman Catholic Church in St. Petersburg July 28, 2017 – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with a delegation of the Roman Catholic Church who were to accompany the relics of St. Nicholas from St. Petersburg to Bari, at the Golden Hall of the Metropolitan’s Chambers of the St. Alexander Nevsky Laura…
28.07.2017 18:19

Primate of Russian Church leads celebrations in St. Petersburg on Baptism of Russia Feast Day

Primate of Russian Church leads celebrations in St. Petersburg on Baptism of Russia Feast Day Concelebrating the Liturgy with His Holiness was an assembly of hierarchs and clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church.
27.07.2017 23:18

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Cardinal Koch in St. Petersburg

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Cardinal Koch in St. Petersburg On 27 July 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity who arrived to St. Petersburg as head of the delegation of the Roman Catholic Church to accompany the relics…
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