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24.10.2009 14:23

Archbishop Hilarion venerates old shrines in Cyprus

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, visited the Stavrovouni Monastery of the Honorable and Life-giving Cross of Our Lord, the oldest monastery in Cyprus founded in the 4th century by the Holy Queen Helen Equal-to-the-Apostles.
23.10.2009 11:15

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus

On 22 October 2009, the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Nea Justiniana and All Cyprus. Taking part in the meeting that took place in Paphos, Cyprus, was Metropolitan Isaiah (Kykkotis) of Tamassos.
21.10.2009 16:44

Archbishop Hilarion visits the Monastery of Kykka in Cyprus

He venerated the monastery’s main shrine – the miracle-working Icon of Our Lady of Kykka, saw the monastery’s churches and museum of church archeology and shared a meal with representatives of the monastic community.
20.10.2009 19:58

Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations greets the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America

The Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulated His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah of All America and Canada on his 50th birthday. The text is given below. Your Beatitude, Dear Vladyka: On the occasion of your 50th birthday, I heartily congratulate you on…
19.10.2009 14:54

An exhibition devoted to Metropolitan Nikodim (Rotov) and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia opened in St. Petersburg Theological Academy

Displayed are Metropolitan Nikodim’s vestments, belongings, photographs and the first editions of his works. Another part of the exhibition highlights the work of Patriarch Kirill when he was rector of the Academy.
19.10.2009 14:28

Regular session of the Orthodox-Catholic Theological Dialogue on Cyprus

The participants will discuss the document on the role of the Pope of Rome in the first millennium prepared by the Joint Commission Coordinating Committee in October 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church presented its critical remarks to the Organizing Committee before the session.
15.10.2009 16:16

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Lithuania and Russia are leaders in the number of suicides. The scale of this tragedy is a reason to think and begin speaking about the causes of such shameful ‘leadership’

Archbishop Hilarion noted that those present at the meetings had no differences on such vital issues as the immutability of the norms of Christian morality and the significance of Christian values in the history of European culture.
13.10.2009 20:29

Archbishop Hilarion lectures at St. Petersburg Theological Academy

In the beginning of the meeting which took place at the Academy’s assembly hall, His Eminence Hilarion was welcomed by the rector of the theological schools, Bishop Ambrose of Gatchina.
10.10.2009 14:42

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets in St. Petersburg

Before the session, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church welcomed the meeting, noting that it was a second Holy Synod session to be held in the historic building of the Sacred Governing Synod and that St. Petersburg assumed the duties of the Synodal capital.
10.10.2009 6:48

Celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of Orthodox in Thailand

A church delegation from Russia will be led by Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations.