DECR Chairman

29.11.2017 18:51

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL: “COMMUNICATING WITH THE MEDIA IS A CHANCE TO SPEAK ABOUT THE GOSPEL IN AN ACCESIBLE LANGUAGE ON ISSUES WHICH AFFECT TODAY’S PEOPLE”

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL: “COMMUNICATING WITH THE MEDIA IS A CHANCE TO SPEAK ABOUT THE GOSPEL IN AN ACCESIBLE LANGUAGE ON ISSUES WHICH AFFECT TODAY’S PEOPLE” The First Hierarch reminded listeners that in the information sphere the most important task is “to fill the information expanse with reliable facts on Church ministry, at the centre of which is the preaching of Christ and pastoral responses to the challenges of the modern-day world” (Acts of the Episcopal…
29.11.2017 17:38

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill told members of the Bishops’ Council about the preparation of the Catechesis of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill told members of the Bishops’ Council about the preparation of the Catechesis of the Russian Orthodox Church In his address at the Bishops’ Council that opened in Moscow on 29 November 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia focused, among other things, on the preparation of the Catechesis of the Russian Orthodox Church.
29.11.2017 17:34

Primate of Russian Church calls to adopt more systematic approach in opposing sectarianism and neo-paganism

Primate of Russian Church calls to adopt more systematic approach in opposing sectarianism and neo-paganism As His Holiness Patriarch Kirill noted in his address, the opposition to sects is yet another sphere of missionary work that requires Church-wide systematic approach.
29.11.2017 17:27

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: What is sometimes forgotten in pursuit of different technologies is that mission is not a collection of methods, but practical work

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: What is sometimes forgotten in pursuit of different technologies is that mission is not a collection of methods, but practical work As His Holiness Patriarch Kirill mentioned in his address on 29 November 2017, the Bishops’ Council of 2013 outlined several major spheres of missionary work – these are the so-called “inland” mission, the counter-sectarian work and the mission among indigenous minorities.
29.11.2017 17:18

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church: Theology should be regarded not only as a set of subjects taught at seminaries, but also as a serious science

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church: Theology should be regarded not only as a set of subjects taught at seminaries, but also as a serious science In his address at the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia raised the topic of theology as a science and theological education.
29.11.2017 14:19

Patriarch Kirill: Continued attempts are made to impose on the Church a life according to the rules of this world

Patriarch Kirill: Continued attempts are made to impose on the Church a life according to the rules of this world In his address to the Russian Orthodox Church Bishops’ Council, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia reminded its members of the principal calling of the Church to be the salt of this world (cf. Mt. 5:13), to bring people into unity with the Lord, to give them…
29.11.2017 14:10

THE FIRST HIERARCH OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH : THE MINISTRY OF THE BISHOP IS INEXTRIABLY LINKED TO THE ORTHODOX UNDERSTANDING OF CONCILIARITY

THE FIRST HIERARCH OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH : THE MINISTRY OF THE BISHOP IS INEXTRIABLY LINKED TO THE ORTHODOX UNDERSTANDING OF CONCILIARITY His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia stressed that in the twenty first century, as in previous ages, the ministry of the bishops, in order to be truly conciliar, ought to combine the preservation of institutions defined by Tradition with a constant awareness to the conciliar voice of…
29.11.2017 14:04

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL: THE MAIN HERITAGE OF THE NEW MARTYRS IS THEIR LOVE OF CHRIST AND NEIGHBOUR, FOR WHOM THEY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL: THE MAIN HERITAGE OF THE NEW MARTYRS IS THEIR LOVE OF CHRIST AND NEIGHBOUR, FOR WHOM THEY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES The hundredth anniversary of the beginning of persecution is inextricably linked to the sad anniversary of the 1917 Revolution and the beginning of the Russian civil war, His Holiness the Patriarch reminded his listeners, stressing that St. Tikhon of Moscow had prophetically heralded the main lesson of the tragic trials…
28.11.2017 13:15

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

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church On 28 November 2017, in the meeting hall of the Holy Synod at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church held its session under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
27.11.2017 20:03

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk leads celebrations on patronal feast of the Moscow Representation of the Church of Jerusalem

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk leads celebrations on patronal feast of the Moscow Representation of the Church of Jerusalem On 27 November 2017, commemoration day of the Holy Apostle Philip, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Representation of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem in Moscow – the Church of the Holy Resurrection in Filippovsky side-street.
24.11.2017 12:29

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Romania to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Romania to Russia On 24 November 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Vasile Soare, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Russian Federation.
23.11.2017 16:24

Archbishop of Canterbury visits Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies

Archbishop of Canterbury visits Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies On 22 November 2017, during his first visit to Russia, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visited Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies.
23.11.2017 13:37

Patriarch Kirill presides over Supreme Church Council meeting

Patriarch Kirill presides over Supreme Church Council meeting The Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church has begun its meeting at the Church of Christ the Savour. It is chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
22.11.2017 19:20

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with head of Appeal of Conscience interreligious foundation

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with head of Appeal of Conscience interreligious foundation 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 Rabbi Arthur Schneier, president of the American Appeal of Conscience foundation, at the CMI.
22.11.2017 16:33

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with chairman of Russian World foundation

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with chairman of Russian World foundation 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 State Duma committee for education and science and chairman of the Russian World foundation board of…
22.11.2017 15:48

DECR chairman meets with Italian ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Italian ambassador to Russia 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 H. E. Cesare Ragaglini, Italian ambassador to Russia, who is completing his diplomatic mission in Moscow, at the CMI.
21.11.2017 21:02

Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations meets with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations meets with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby On 21 November 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the DECR, met with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby. Talks were held with the delegation of the Church of England accompanying the Archbishop on his visit to Moscow.
21.11.2017 21:01

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with Archbishop of Canterbury

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with Archbishop of Canterbury On 21 November 2017, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, head of the Anglican Communion.
19.11.2017 14:20

DECR chairman congratulates Primate of Albanian Orthodox Church on the 45th anniversary of his archpastoral ministry

DECR chairman congratulates Primate of Albanian Orthodox Church on the 45th anniversary of his archpastoral ministry Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania with the 45th anniversary of his episcopal consecration.
19.11.2017 7:56

Hierarchs of the Georgian Orthodox Church concelebrate with Metropolitan Hilarion

Hierarchs of the Georgian Orthodox Church concelebrate with Metropolitan Hilarion On 18 November 2017, the eve of the commemoration day of St. Varlaam of Khutyn and hieromartyr Konstantin Lyubomudrov, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, officiated at the All-Night Vigil service at the church of the “Joy to All the Afflicted” icon…
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