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26.07.2017 23:16

Festive divine service at the Moscow Representation of the Church of Antioch

Festive divine service at the Moscow Representation of the Church of Antioch July 26, 2017 – On the Day of the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, led the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at…
25.07.2017 21:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs session of the Supreme Church Council

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs session of the Supreme Church Council On 25 July 2017, a regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church began its work at the Hall of the Supreme Church Council at the Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
18.07.2017 20:56

On commemoration day of St. Sergius of Radonezh Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy in St. Sergius monastery’s church of the Holy Spirit

On commemoration day of St. Sergius of Radonezh Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy in St. Sergius monastery’s church of the Holy Spirit On July 18, 2017, when the Church honours the memory of St. Sergius of Radonezh, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles in the St. Sergius Monastery of the Holy Trinity.
18.07.2017 20:15

The Inter-departmental Coordinating Group for teaching theology in universities meets under chairmanship of Metropolitan Hilarion

The Inter-departmental Coordinating Group for teaching theology in universities meets under chairmanship of Metropolitan Hilarion On July 17, 2017, the Inter-departmental Coordinating Group for teaching theology in universities held its regular meeting at Moscow Theological Academy. It was chaired by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the chairman of the group, rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI).
16.07.2017 18:23

Metropolitan Hilarion: the Church in his world is called to bear witness to God’s truth

Metropolitan Hilarion: the Church in his world is called to bear witness to God’s truth On July 16, 2017, the commemoration day of St. Philip the Wonderworker, Metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka.
11.07.2017 10:49

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with delegation of Urbi et Orbi Foundation

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with delegation of Urbi et Orbi Foundation On 10 July 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, received a delegation of the Urbi et Orbi Catholic Foundation, led by Dr. Rober Moynihan, editor-in-chief of the Inside the Vatican magazine.
10.07.2017 20:14

The Russian Orthodox Church and Turkey’s Presidency for Religious Affairs working group meets at DECR

The Russian Orthodox Church and Turkey’s Presidency for Religious Affairs working group meets at DECR July 10, 2017 – The working group for dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and Turkey’s Presidency for Religious Affairs met at the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR).
10.07.2017 20:08

Peacemaking Mission of Religion in the Modern World

Peacemaking Mission of Religion in the Modern World Address by the DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the 3d meeting of the Working Group for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate.
10.07.2017 13:30

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of New Zealand to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of New Zealand to Russia On 10 July 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H.E. Mr. Ian Hill, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of New Zealand to the Russian Federation.
10.07.2017 11:14

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Spanish Ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Spanish Ambassador to Russia On 10 July 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H.E. Mr. Ignacio Ibañez Rubio, newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Spain to the Russian Federation.
02.07.2017 0:28

DECR chairman’s statement on the fate of ten-month-old Charlie Gard from Great Britain

DECR chairman’s statement on the fate of ten-month-old Charlie Gard from Great Britain All courts, including the European Court of Human Rights, passed a death sentence on a child suffering from a rare genetic condition and did not heed his parents’ plea to give him a chance. Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk commented on the situation in his statement.
25.06.2017 14:48

DECR chairman sends greetings to new head of Melkite Greek Catholic Church

DECR chairman sends greetings to new head of Melkite Greek Catholic Church In his message to His Beatitude Yousseff I Absi, Greek-Melkite Patriarch Elect of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and Jerusalem, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations, congratulated him on his election as new head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church.
22.06.2017 7:24

DECR chairman meets with Coptic monastic delegation

DECR chairman meets with Coptic monastic delegation On 21 June 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with representatives of the monastic community of the Coptic Church.
21.06.2017 20:31

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Ambassador of Belarus to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Ambassador of Belarus to Russia On 21 June 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H.E. Mr. Igor Petrishenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus.
21.06.2017 20:25

Metropolitan Hilarion congratulated on 30th anniversary of his ministry

Metropolitan Hilarion congratulated on 30th anniversary of his ministry On June 21, 2017, the day of the 30th anniversary of his ministry, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of the…
21.06.2017 18:59

DECR chairman meets with deputy head of the First European Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

DECR chairman meets with deputy head of the First European Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Metropolitan Hilarion welcomed the diplomat to the Synodal institution responsible for external contacts of the Russian Church.
20.06.2017 13:09

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates liturgy on the 30th anniversary of his monastic vows at Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates liturgy on the 30th anniversary of his monastic vows at Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius (Russian) 19 июня 2017 года, в день памяти преподобного Илариона Нового, митрополит Волоколамский Иларион совершил богослужение в Свято-Духовом монастыре Вильнюса, где ровно 30 лет назад он был пострижен в монашество.
18.06.2017 21:47

Patriarch Kirill blesses monument marking 10th anniversary of restoration of unity of Russian Orthodox Church

Patriarch Kirill blesses monument marking 10th anniversary of restoration of unity of Russian Orthodox Church This year marks the 10th anniversary of the restoration of unity of the Local Russian Orthodox Church.
16.06.2017 11:54

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Macedonia’s ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Macedonia’s ambassador to Russia They discussed a number of issues of mutual concern.
15.06.2017 11:33

DECR chairman expressed condolences over demise of a senior hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch

DECR chairman expressed condolences over demise of a senior hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch On 14 June 2017 a senior hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, Metropolitan Antonio of Mexico, Venezuela, Central America and the Caribbean passed away.
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