DECR Chairman

27.01.2016 13:01

DECR chairman sends greetings to Primate of Orthodox Church in Amercia with anniversary of his enthronement

DECR chairman sends greetings to Primate of Orthodox Church in Amercia with anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada on the anniversary of his enthronement.
27.01.2016 11:20

DECR chairman greets Patriarch Irenaeus on commemoration day of St. Sava of Serbia

DECR chairman greets Patriarch Irenaeus on commemoration day of St. Sava of Serbia Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) has greeted the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church on the commemoration day of St. Sava.
24.01.2016 17:59

Primates of Local Orthodox Churches celebrate liturgy at St. Paul church in Chambesy

Primates of Local Orthodox Churches celebrate liturgy at St. Paul church in Chambesy On January 24, 2016, the Primates of Local Orthodox Churches celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of St. Paul in Chambesy, Switzerland.
24.01.2016 17:58

Patriarch Kirill celebrates All-Night Vigil at the Cathedral of the Elevation of the Cross in Geneva

Patriarch Kirill celebrates All-Night Vigil at the Cathedral of the Elevation of the Cross in Geneva In the evening of January 23, 2016, Afterfeast of the Theophany, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated All-Night Vigil at the Cathedral of the Elevation of the Cross of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia’s diocese of Western Europe, in Geneva.
22.01.2016 23:52

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church on his Name Day

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church on his Name Day His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania on his Name Day.
22.01.2016 23:51

DECR chairman sends greetings to His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania on his Name Day

DECR chairman sends greetings to His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania on his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, greeted the Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church with the commemoration day of his heavenly patron, the Monk Martyr Anastasius.
22.01.2016 21:28

Synaxis of Primates of Local Orthodox Churches begins its work

Synaxis of Primates of Local Orthodox Churches begins its work On 22 January 2016, the Synaxis of Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches began its work at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy, Switzerland.
22.01.2016 16:36

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church arrives in Geneva to take part in the Synaxis of Primates of Local Orthodox Churches

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church arrives in Geneva to take part in the Synaxis of Primates of Local Orthodox Churches (Russian) 22 января 2016 год Святейший Патриарх Московский и всея Руси Кирилл прибыл в Женеву для участия в Собрании Предстоятелей Поместных Православных Церквей.
21.01.2016 15:33

Metropolitan Hilarion sends greetings to the Primate of Bulgarian Orthodox Church on his Name Day

Metropolitan Hilarion sends greetings to the Primate of Bulgarian Orthodox Church on his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, greeted His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria with his Name Day.
20.01.2016 15:23

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to take part in Synaxis of Primates of the Orthodox Churches in Chambésy

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to take part in Synaxis of Primates of the Orthodox Churches in Chambésy In compliance with a pan-Orthodox decision, the Synaxis of the Primates and representatives of all Local Orthodox Churches will begin its work at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy, Switzerland, on 22 January 2016. The participants in the week-long meeting will discuss the preparation of the…
19.01.2016 21:35

Metropolitan Hilarion: Descending into the Jordan, the Lord sanctified its waters by His Divinity

Metropolitan Hilarion: Descending into the Jordan, the Lord sanctified its waters by His Divinity On 19 January 2016, the Feast of the Holy Theophany – Baptism of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy and the rite of the Great Blessing of Waters at the Moscow Church…
13.01.2016 13:54

Metropolitan Hilarion: Sacrificial love makes human existence meaningful

Metropolitan Hilarion: Sacrificial love makes human existence meaningful At these Christmas days, I would like to recall that at the heart of our religious tradition is a very unique, special person, with no similar one in the history – Jesus Christ.
12.01.2016 12:23

DECR chairman sends Christmas and New Year greetings to statesmen and public figures in the far abroad

DECR chairman sends Christmas and New Year greetings to statesmen and public figures in the far abroad Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR) has sent messages of Christmas and New Year greetings to statesmen and public figures in the far abroad
10.01.2016 23:40

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Duke Christoph of Oldenburg

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Duke Christoph of Oldenburg Metropolitan Hilarion warmly greeted the high guest and expressed his joy over the Duke’s attending the divine service at the church.
10.01.2016 23:35

DECR staff members share with their chairman joy over the Feast of the Nativity of Christ

DECR staff members share with their chairman joy over the Feast of the Nativity of Christ On 10 January 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the “Joy to All the Afflicted” Icon of the Heavenly Queen in Bolshaya Ordynka Street, Moscow.
08.01.2016 22:50

METROPOLITAN HILARION CELEBRATES DIVINE LITURGY AT THE MOSCOW METOCHION OF ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE CZECH LANDS AND SLOVAKIA

METROPOLITAN HILARION CELEBRATES DIVINE LITURGY AT THE MOSCOW METOCHION OF ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE CZECH LANDS AND SLOVAKIA On January 8, 2016, feast day of the Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God, the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas church at Kotelniki – the Moscow Metochion of the Orthodox…
07.01.2016 23:44

Primate of the Russian Church celebrates Great Vespers at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the feast of the Nativity of Christ

Primate of the Russian Church celebrates Great Vespers at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the feast of the Nativity of Christ In the evening of 7 January 2016, the feast day of the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Great Vespers at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
07.01.2016 14:59

On the feast day of the Nativity of Christ Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy at the Church of “Joy to All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of God in Moscow

On the feast day of the Nativity of Christ Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy at the Church of “Joy to All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of God in Moscow On the night of 7 January 2016, the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, officiated at the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the “Joy to All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of God in…
07.01.2016 0:01

DECR chairman sends Christmas greetings to heads of Local Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Christmas greetings to heads of Local Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent greetings with the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
30.12.2015 16:05

Metropolitan Hilarion: possibility of convening Pan-Orthodox Council raises doubts

Metropolitan Hilarion: possibility of convening Pan-Orthodox Council raises doubts At the request of the Synodal Department for Church-Society and Media Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, gave a brief summary of some events in 2015, and shared his expectations for the coming year.
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