DECR Chairman

14.06.2020 19:00

Отпевание 14 июня 2020 года

Отпевание 14 июня 2020 года (Russian) 14 июня 2020 года в храме Воскресения Словущего в Даниловской слободе г. Москвы было совершено отпевание старейшего сотрудника Отдела внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата Григория Николаевича Скобея.
09.06.2020 11:01

Metropolitan Hilarion: Any attempt to change the present status of Hagia Sophia will violate the interreligious balances established in Turkey

Metropolitan Hilarion: Any attempt to change the present status of Hagia Sophia will violate the interreligious balances established in Turkey Apprehensions for the preservation of the ancient church of Hagia Sophia built in Constantinople (now Istanbul) in the first half of the 6th century have been raised by the recent events when on 29 May 2020 Muslim leaders read the Quran in it.
24.05.2020 11:17

Metropolitan Hilarion: President of Montenegro went against his own people

Metropolitan Hilarion: President of Montenegro went against his own people On May 23, 2020, in the Church and the World TV programme, broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays on Russia-24 news channel, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, answered questions from its host, Yekaterina Gracheva.
14.05.2020 15:41

Metropolitan Hilarion comments on the situation with the arrest of Bishop Joanikije of Budimlye-Niksic and seven clergymen in Montenegro

Metropolitan Hilarion comments on the situation with the arrest of Bishop Joanikije of Budimlye-Niksic and seven clergymen in Montenegro In his comment to RIA Novosti news agency, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed the position of the Russian Orthodox Church concerning the arrest in Montenegro of Bishop Joanikije of Budimlye-Niksic and seven clergymen from the cathedral in the city of…
19.04.2020 17:02

On Easter night Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates festal divine service

On Easter night Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates festal divine service On the night of 19th April 2020, the feast of the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, at the Church of the ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Street in Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrated the Easter divine services.
19.04.2020 10:08

DECR chairman greets Primates of Local Orthodox Churches with the feast of the Resurrection of Christ

DECR chairman greets Primates of Local 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, sent Paschal greetings.
12.04.2020 11:00

DECR chairman sends Easter greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Easter greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Easter greetings to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches
11.04.2020 9:59

DECR chairman greets His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia with Krsna Slava

DECR chairman greets His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia with Krsna Slava Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church on the Day of his Krsna Slava.
13.03.2020 12:38

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the Russian Federation

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the Russian Federation On 13 March 2010, Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Sadasivan Premjith, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Singapore to the Russian Federation.
11.03.2020 14:19

Patriarch Kirill presides over the first 2020 meeting of the Russian Orthodox Church Holy Synod

Patriarch Kirill presides over the first 2020 meeting of the Russian Orthodox Church Holy Synod On 11 March 2020, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia presided over the first session of the Holy Synod to be held in 2020. The meeting took place at the patriarchal and synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery.