DECR Chairman

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.
27.03.2017 16:35

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus On March 27, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of New Justiniana and All Cyprus, at the Archdiocese of Cyprus in Nicosia.
26.03.2017 21:50

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk begins his working visit to Cyprus

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk begins his working visit to Cyprus On 25 March 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and at the invitation of Metropolitan Isaias of Tamasos and Oreini, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, arrived in Cyprus to take part in the…
24.03.2017 17:03

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Canada to the Russian Federation

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Canada to the Russian Federation On 24 March 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. John Kerr, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to the Russian Federation. Archpriest Sergy Zvonarev, DECR secretary for far abroad countries, attended the meeting.
24.03.2017 13:05

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Swiss ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Swiss ambassador to Russia On March 24, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) met with the newly appointed Ambassador of Switzerland to Russia, H. E. Yves Rossier, at the DECR.
23.03.2017 17:14

Working group for cultural cooperation between Russian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church meets for a regular session in Moscow

Working group for cultural cooperation between Russian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church meets for a regular session in Moscow On March 23, 2017, the Joint Working Group for cultural cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church held its annual meeting at the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR).
22.03.2017 13:30

DECR chairman sends message of greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem on his Name Day

DECR chairman sends message of greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem on his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem on his Name Day.
21.03.2017 10:13

Metropolitan Hilarion presides over meeting of the Chair of Pedagogy and Theory of Education of Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute

Metropolitan Hilarion presides over meeting of the Chair of Pedagogy and Theory of Education of Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute On 20 March 2017, 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, presided over a meeting of the Institute’s Chair of Pedagogy and Theory of Education that works in St. Petersburg at the…
17.03.2017 13:01

Patriarch Kirill meets with Moldova’s President Igor Dodon

Patriarch Kirill meets with Moldova’s President Igor Dodon On March 16, 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with President Igor Dodon of the Republic of Moldova, at the patriarchal residence in Peredelkino near Moscow.
14.03.2017 11:04

Metropolitan Hilarion’s pilgrimage to Holy Mount Athos

Metropolitan Hilarion’s pilgrimage to Holy Mount Athos Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, was on a visit to Holy Mount Athos from March 11 to 13, 2017.
09.03.2017 13:35

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church On 9 March 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.
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