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03.02.2017 17:31

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with US ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with US ambassador to Russia During the meeting, which was held in a constructive atmosphere, the sides discussed various matters of mutual concern.
01.02.2017 16:36

8th anniversary of Patriarch Kirill’s enthronement marked with Divine Liturgy at Church of Christ the Saviour

8th anniversary of Patriarch Kirill’s enthronement marked with Divine Liturgy at Church of Christ the Saviour On February 1, 2017, the 8th anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
30.01.2017 14:07

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs meeting of Inter-Council Presence Presidium

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs meeting of Inter-Council Presence Presidium On 30 January 2017, the Presidium of the Inter-Council Presence of the Russian Orthodox Church began its meeting at the Throne Hall of the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
27.01.2017 17:02

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts annual Christmas dinner with participation of official church representatives

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts annual Christmas dinner with participation of official church representatives On January 27, 2017, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs held the traditional annual Christmas dinner at its Receptions House.
27.01.2017 16:47

Patriarch Kirill takes part in State Duma’s Parliamentary Christmas Meetings

Patriarch Kirill takes part in State Duma’s Parliamentary Christmas Meetings His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russian and the State Duma Chairman V. Volodin attended the opening of the 5th Parliamentary Christmas Meetings organized at the State Duma as part of the 25th International Christmas Educational Readings under the theme ‘1917-2017: Lessons of the Centenary’.
25.01.2017 11:59

DECR chairman congratulated His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland on his Nameday

DECR chairman congratulated His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland on his Nameday Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Poland, His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland
24.01.2017 23:51

Inter-Council Presence meeting completes its work

Inter-Council Presence meeting completes its work On January 23-24, 2017, the plenary session of the Inter-Council Presence of the Russian Orthodox Church was held at the Church Councils Hall of the Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. It was chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
23.01.2017 20:04

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society S. Stepashin

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society S. Stepashin On January 20, 2017, 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), met with the chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS) S. Stepashin, at the CMI.
23.01.2017 13:58

Patriarch Kirill opens a plenary session of the ROC Inter-Council Presence

Patriarch Kirill opens a plenary session of the ROC Inter-Council Presence On January 23, 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia opened a plenary session of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Inter-Council Presence, at the Church Councils Hall of the Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
22.01.2017 12:00

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on the seventh anniversary of his enthronement

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on the seventh anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on the anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal throne of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
22.01.2017 11:00

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulates Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church on his Nameday

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulates Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church on his Nameday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, has sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana and All Albania, with the commemoration day of his heavenly patron – St. Anastasios the Persion
21.01.2017 12:00

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Neofit on his Nameday

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Neofit on his Nameday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greetings to the Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church
18.01.2017 17:29

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with temporary rector of the Anglican parish in Moscow

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with temporary rector of the Anglican parish in Moscow On January 18, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met at the DECR with the Rev. Patrick Irwin, Church of England, who has been assigned by his Church to serve temporarily at the Anglican Parish of St. Andrew in Moscow.
17.01.2017 21:11

Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at enlarged meeting of Academic Council of Moscow State Linguistic University

Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at enlarged meeting of Academic Council of Moscow State Linguistic University His Eminence celebrated a thanksgiving at the university’s Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene on the occasion of its 200th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of the resumption of worship in it.
16.01.2017 9:30

Metropolitan Hilarion conducts funeral service for Leut.-Gen. V. Khalilov, artistic director of Alexandrov Ensemble

Metropolitan Hilarion conducts funeral service for Leut.-Gen.  V. Khalilov, artistic director of Alexandrov Ensemble On January 14, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, conducted the funeral service for Leut.-Gen. Valery Khalilov, artistic director of the Russian Army’s Alexandrov Academic Ensemble of Song and Dance, who died in the air crash over the Black Sea.
15.01.2017 10:57

DECR chairman congratulates Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai on his name day

DECR chairman congratulates Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai on his name day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, has sent Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai, a hierarch of the Japanese Autonomous Orthodox Church, a message of greetings on the occasion of his name day.
13.01.2017 22:16

The book Patriarch Kirill. In His Own Words presented at Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies

The book Patriarch Kirill. In His Own Words presented at Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies The edition was prepared as a joint project of the CMI and St. Vladimir’s Seminary in New York.
13.01.2017 14:43

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum in Paris

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum in Paris With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, represented the Russian Orthodox Church at the forum.
13.01.2017 14:41

‘The Violation of Religious Rights and Freedoms: Intolerance, Discrimination and Persecution’

‘The Violation of Religious Rights and Freedoms:  Intolerance, Discrimination and Persecution’ Presentation by Metropolitan HILARION of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations at the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum (Paris, 10th January 2017)
12.01.2017 10:00

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a group of Catholic clergy from France

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a group of Catholic clergy from France A considerable part of the talk was devoted to the development of bilateral relations between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Roman Catholic Church at the present stage and in the context of the meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis of Rome which took place…
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