On September 12, 2018, after an urgent meeting of the Russian Orthodox Church Holy Synod to discuss the urgent situation caused by an unlawful invasion of the Patriarch of Constantinople in the canonical territory of the Russian Orthodox Church, there was s briefing for journalists.
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church has everything necessary for carrying out its service to God and to people, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine said in his exclusive interview for Morning on Inter TV programme.
On 14 September 2018, at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church held an extraordinary session.
On 13 September 2018, at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation.
On September 8, 2018, after his interview broadcast live on the Russia-24 TV channel, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, made the statement for the mass media.
Constantinople has set about implementing a project of the Ukrainian autocephaly. In his interview to Russia 24 TV channel, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations, commented on the current situation and the reaction of the Moscow Patriarchate on the aforementioned decisions
On 7 September 2018, at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, the Supreme Church Council held its regular session under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
To conclude the meeting, Metropolitan Hilarion presented the Serbian guests with his six-volume book entitled ‘Jesus Christ. Life and Teaching,’ and Archimandrite Metodije handed over to the DECR chairman a replica of the Hilandar Icon of the Lord Almighty, painted in the abode.
On September 5, 2018, the 26th International Symposium on Orthodox Spirituality was opened at the Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration in Bose under the theme ‘Discernment and the Christian Life’.
Archpriest Sergiy Zvonarev, secretary for the far abroad of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the head of the representation of Republika Srbska (part of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Dusko Perovic, councillor of the president of Republika Srpska, at the DECR.