DECR Chairman

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.
09.04.2017 20:09

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sends condolences over terrorist attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sends condolences over terrorist attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt Over thirty people fell victim to the terrorist attacks.
08.04.2017 14:30

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on Krsna Slava

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on 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 his Krsna Slava.
04.04.2017 15:07

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Supreme Church Council

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Supreme Church Council Prior to the meeting, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill said a requiem litiya for the victims of the terrorist attack in St. Petersburg.
31.03.2017 14:22

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in session of the Presidential Council for Coordination with Religious Organizations

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in session of the Presidential Council for Coordination with Religious Organizations On 30 March 2017, a session of the Presidential Council for Coordination with Religious Organizations chaired by Mr. Anton Vaino, head of the Presidential Administration, was held in the Kremlin.
30.03.2017 21:03

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with staff of Orthodox Encyclopedia Research Centre

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with staff of Orthodox Encyclopedia Research Centre Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, rector of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies, chairman of the Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission, visited the Orthodox Encyclopedia Church Research Centre and met with its senior staff.
30.03.2017 19:38

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with LWF Vice President

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with LWF Vice President Discussed at the meeting was the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Academic cooperation between theological educational institutions of the Moscow Patriarchate and the educational centers in Germany was also discussed.
29.03.2017 15:18

Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview with Greek Romfea news agency

Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview with Greek Romfea news agency Answering the journalist’s questions, Metropolitan Hilarion spoke on the Council that took place in Crete last year, the construction of a Russian church in Cyprus, the situation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the situation in the Middle East and other issues.
28.03.2017 16:42

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in the opening of the Russian church in Cyprus

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in the opening of the Russian church in Cyprus On 27 March 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations and rector of Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies, while in Cyprus with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the metochion of…
28.03.2017 12:27

Culture and education center opened at Patriarchal Metochion of the Martyrs of Chernigov

Culture and education center opened at Patriarchal Metochion of the Martyrs of Chernigov On March 24, 2017, after the Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts at the church of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist-at-the-Pine-Forest, the opening of a culture and education center ‘Chernigov Methochion’ took place at the conference hall of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI).
27.03.2017 17:00

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with President Nicos Anastasiadis of Cyprus

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with President Nicos Anastasiadis of Cyprus On March 27, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with President Nicos Anastasiadis of the Republic of Cyprus at his residence in Nicosia.
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