DECR Chairman

29.11.2017 17:38

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill told members of the Bishops’ Council about the preparation of the Catechesis of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill told members of the Bishops’ Council about the preparation of the Catechesis of the Russian Orthodox Church In his address at the Bishops’ Council that opened in Moscow on 29 November 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia focused, among other things, on the preparation of the Catechesis of the Russian Orthodox Church.
29.11.2017 17:34

Primate of Russian Church calls to adopt more systematic approach in opposing sectarianism and neo-paganism

Primate of Russian Church calls to adopt more systematic approach in opposing sectarianism and neo-paganism As His Holiness Patriarch Kirill noted in his address, the opposition to sects is yet another sphere of missionary work that requires Church-wide systematic approach.
29.11.2017 17:27

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: What is sometimes forgotten in pursuit of different technologies is that mission is not a collection of methods, but practical work

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: What is sometimes forgotten in pursuit of different technologies is that mission is not a collection of methods, but practical work As His Holiness Patriarch Kirill mentioned in his address on 29 November 2017, the Bishops’ Council of 2013 outlined several major spheres of missionary work – these are the so-called “inland” mission, the counter-sectarian work and the mission among indigenous minorities.
29.11.2017 17:18

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church: Theology should be regarded not only as a set of subjects taught at seminaries, but also as a serious science

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church: Theology should be regarded not only as a set of subjects taught at seminaries, but also as a serious science In his address at the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia raised the topic of theology as a science and theological education.
29.11.2017 14:19

Patriarch Kirill: Continued attempts are made to impose on the Church a life according to the rules of this world

Patriarch Kirill: Continued attempts are made to impose on the Church a life according to the rules of this world In his address to the Russian Orthodox Church Bishops’ Council, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia reminded its members of the principal calling of the Church to be the salt of this world (cf. Mt. 5:13), to bring people into unity with the Lord, to give them…
29.11.2017 14:10

THE FIRST HIERARCH OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH : THE MINISTRY OF THE BISHOP IS INEXTRIABLY LINKED TO THE ORTHODOX UNDERSTANDING OF CONCILIARITY

THE FIRST HIERARCH OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH : THE MINISTRY OF THE BISHOP IS INEXTRIABLY LINKED TO THE ORTHODOX UNDERSTANDING OF CONCILIARITY His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia stressed that in the twenty first century, as in previous ages, the ministry of the bishops, in order to be truly conciliar, ought to combine the preservation of institutions defined by Tradition with a constant awareness to the conciliar voice of…
29.11.2017 14:04

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL: THE MAIN HERITAGE OF THE NEW MARTYRS IS THEIR LOVE OF CHRIST AND NEIGHBOUR, FOR WHOM THEY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL: THE MAIN HERITAGE OF THE NEW MARTYRS IS THEIR LOVE OF CHRIST AND NEIGHBOUR, FOR WHOM THEY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES The hundredth anniversary of the beginning of persecution is inextricably linked to the sad anniversary of the 1917 Revolution and the beginning of the Russian civil war, His Holiness the Patriarch reminded his listeners, stressing that St. Tikhon of Moscow had prophetically heralded the main lesson of the tragic trials…
28.11.2017 13:15

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church On 28 November 2017, in the meeting hall of the Holy Synod at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church held its session under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
27.11.2017 20:03

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk leads celebrations on patronal feast of the Moscow Representation of the Church of Jerusalem

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk leads celebrations on patronal feast of the Moscow Representation of the Church of Jerusalem On 27 November 2017, commemoration day of the Holy Apostle Philip, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Representation of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem in Moscow – the Church of the Holy Resurrection in Filippovsky side-street.
24.11.2017 12:29

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Romania to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Romania to Russia On 24 November 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Vasile Soare, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Russian Federation.
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