DECR Chairman

12.05.2017 9:57

Presentation by the DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

Presentation by the DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk  at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians 800 participants from over 135 countries have gathered at the Summit that is taking place in Washington on May 10-13, 2017.
12.05.2017 1:33

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk spoke at World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk spoke at World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians On 11 May 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, delivered an address at the plenary session of the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians in Washington.
11.05.2017 23:16

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Vice President of the United States Michael R. Pence

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Vice President of the United States Michael R. Pence On 11 May 2017, the Vice President of the Unites States Michael R. Pence met with religious leaders of different Christian confessions at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington before a plenary session of the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians.
11.05.2017 22:49

World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians begins its work in Washington

World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians begins its work in Washington On 10 May 2017, the World Summit of Christian Leaders in Defense of Persecuted Christians opened in Washington, USA. The conference organized by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association brought together representatives of various Christian confessions from over 135 countries.
10.05.2017 10:13

The Fourth International Patristic Conference on St. Ephrem the Syrian completes its work at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies

The Fourth International Patristic Conference on St. Ephrem the Syrian completes its work at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies The Fourth International Patristic Conference on St. Ephrem the Syrian and His Spiritual Legacy has completed its work at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI).
07.05.2017 18:17

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation On 7 May 2017, at the parish of the ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ Icon of the Mother of God in Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation.
04.05.2017 12:40

Primate of the Russian Church chairs regular session of the Holy Synod

Primate of the Russian Church chairs regular session of the Holy Synod On 4 May 2017, at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church began its regular session under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
28.04.2017 16:41

4th International Patristic Conference on St. Ephrem the Syrian and His Spiritual Heritage opened at St Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute

4th International Patristic Conference on St. Ephrem the Syrian and His Spiritual Heritage opened at St Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute On 27 April 2017, the 4th International Patristic Conference on St. Ephrem the Syrian and His Spiritual Heritage opened at the conference hall of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies.
28.04.2017 14:51

Briefing held at DECR on bringing the relics of St. Nicholas to the Russian Orthodox Church

Briefing held at DECR on bringing the relics of St. Nicholas to the Russian Orthodox Church For the first time in the 930 years of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker’s relics being kept in Bari, they will leave for a time this Italian city to stay in the Russian Orthodox Church from May 21 to July 28, 2017.
27.04.2017 14:25

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Mr. Vuk Jeremić, president of the Serbian Centre for International Relations and Sustainable Development

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Mr. Vuk Jeremić,  president of the Serbian Centre for International Relations and Sustainable Development Discussed was the inner decoration of the Cathedral of St. Sava in Belgrade as Russia and the Russian Orthodox Church are taking part in the work for its adornment, as well as other matters of mutual interest.
26.04.2017 20:16

Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee completes its 5th plenary session

Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee completes its 5th plenary session The plenary session on ‘Faith and the Overcoming of Civil Confrontation: Lessons of the Century’ was moderated by the CICC co-chairmen
26.04.2017 14:08

Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee holds its 5th plenary session in St. Petersburg

Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee holds its 5th plenary session in St. Petersburg On April 26, 2017, the Christian Inter-confessional Consultative Committee (CICC) has opened its 5th plenary session at the Constantin Palace in St. Petersburg under the theme ‘Faith and the Overcoming of Civil Confrontation: Lessons of the Century’.
19.04.2017 16:29

DECR chairman meets with newly-appointed Croatian Ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with newly-appointed Croatian Ambassador to Russia On 19 April 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with His Excellency Mr. Tonči Staničić, newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia to the Russian Federation.
18.04.2017 23:38

Patriarch Kirill attends Easter reception at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Patriarch Kirill attends Easter reception at Ministry of Foreign Affairs The event was attended by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was welcomed by Russia’s minister of foreign affairs Sergey Lavrov.
17.04.2017 22:39

DECR chairman expresses condolences over the demise of Archbishop Jeremiah of Wroclaw and Szczecin, a hierarch of the Polish Orthodox Church

DECR chairman expresses condolences over the demise of Archbishop Jeremiah of Wroclaw and Szczecin, a hierarch of the Polish Orthodox Church Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, has sent His Beatitude Sava, Metropolitan of Warsaw and All Poland, a message expressing condolences over the demise of Archbishop Jeremiah of Wroclaw and Szczecin. Below is the full text of the message.
16.04.2017 20:43

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Paschal Great Vespers at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Paschal Great Vespers at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour On 16 April 2017, the feast day of the Bright Resurrection of Christ, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Paschal Great Vespers at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
16.04.2017 15:00

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Paschal night at church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Paschal night at church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka On the night of April 16, 2017, the feast of the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk presided over the Paschal celebrations – Midnight Office, Procession with the Cross, Paschal Matins and the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. The archpastor was assisted by…
16.04.2017 12:00

Metropolitan Hilarion greets the heads of non-Orthodox Churches with the feast of the Resurrection of Christ

Metropolitan Hilarion greets the heads of non-Orthodox Churches with the feast of the Resurrection of Christ Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, greeted Pope Francis; Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos Garegin II of All Armenians; Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury; Bishop Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strom, chairman of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany, and heads of other non-Orthodox…
16.04.2017 10:00

DECR chairman congratulates Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches on the Passover of Christ

DECR chairman congratulates Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches on the Passover of Christ Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sent the following greeting with the Resurrection of Christ
11.04.2017 16:23

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with speaker of People’s Council of Syria

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with speaker of People’s Council of Syria On 11 April 2017, at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, its chairman, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, met with Mrs. Hadieh Abbas, Speaker of the People’s Council of the Syrian Arab Republic, and a delegation of the Syrian parliamentarians and public officials who accompanied her.
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