DECR Chairman

21.05.2017 17:29

Shrine with particle of holy relics of St Nicholas the Wonderworker brought to Russia

Shrine with particle of holy relics of St Nicholas the Wonderworker brought to Russia On 21 May 2017, the shrine containing a particle of the holy relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker was delivered by special flight from the Italian city of Bari to Moscow.
21.05.2017 7:48

Russian Orthodox Church delegation arrives in Bari to take a part of the relics of St. Nicholas to Russia

Russian Orthodox Church delegation arrives in Bari to take a part of the relics of St. Nicholas to Russia The part of the relics, the saint’s left ninth rib, will stay in Moscow and St. Petersburg till July 28.
17.05.2017 23:23

Metropolitan Hilarion’s comments on Ukrainian Supreme Rada’s forthcoming consideration of anti-church bills

Metropolitan Hilarion’s comments on Ukrainian Supreme Rada’s forthcoming consideration of anti-church bills An attempt to reformat the religious situation in Ukraine contrary to the opinion of a majority of the faithful – which is fraught with grave consequences for the civic peace in the country torn as it is by a confrontation – this is how Bills No. 4128 and No. 4511,…
17.05.2017 19:38

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Catholic Bishop Stanislav Lipovsek of Celje

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Catholic Bishop Stanislav Lipovsek of Celje On May 17, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the president of the Slovenian Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Stanslav Lipovsek of Celje (Roman Catholic Church in Slovenia).
16.05.2017 15:21

Metropolitan Hilarion gives interview to Interfax-Religion

Metropolitan Hilarion gives interview to Interfax-Religion On 10-14 May 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), visited Washington, D.C., to take part in the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians. Metropolitan Hilarion also met with the U.S. Vice-President Michael Pence and various religious leaders of the…
15.05.2017 19:05

DECR chairman visits Russian embassy in the USA

DECR chairman visits Russian embassy in the USA A wide range of issues of mutual concern was discussed. Metropolitan Hilarion shared with Mr. Kislyak his impressions of the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians, stressing the importance of coordinated actions of Russia and America in the struggle with terrorism.
15.05.2017 18:31

DECR chairman concelebrates Divine Liturgy with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington

DECR chairman concelebrates Divine Liturgy with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington The DECR chairman thanked Metropolitan Tikhon for the invitation to visit St. Nicholas Cathedral and concelebrate the Divine Liturgy there.
15.05.2017 17:34

Metropolitan Hilarion presides over All-Night Vigil in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia’s Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Washington

Metropolitan Hilarion presides over All-Night Vigil in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia’s Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Washington On May 13, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), celebrated All-Night Vigil at the St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, the parish founded in September 1949 by St. John the Wonderworker of Shanghai.
14.05.2017 16:47

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada On 13 May 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations DECR), head of the Russian Orthodox Church delegation to the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians, met with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada.
14.05.2017 10:31

World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians completes its work

World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians completes its work On 13 May 2017, the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians, which opened in Washington D.C., USA, on May 10, held its final session.
13.05.2017 20:26

DECR chairman meets with the head of the Anglican Church in North America

DECR chairman meets with the head of the Anglican Church in North America Archbishop Beach confirmed the firm commitment of the Anglican Church in North America to moral standard of the Gospel.
13.05.2017 14:04

Joint Statement from Franklin Graham and Metropolitan Hilarion

Joint Statement from Franklin Graham and Metropolitan Hilarion Metropolitan Hilarion and Reverend Graham stressed the importance of Russia and the United States setting aside their differences and working together to combat terrorism and protect Christians who are actively suffering persecution, especially in the Middle East and North and Central Africa.
12.05.2017 9:57

Presentation by the DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

Presentation by the DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk  at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians 800 participants from over 135 countries have gathered at the Summit that is taking place in Washington on May 10-13, 2017.
12.05.2017 1:33

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk spoke at World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk spoke at World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians On 11 May 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, delivered an address at the plenary session of the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians in Washington.
11.05.2017 23:16

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Vice President of the United States Michael R. Pence

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Vice President of the United States Michael R. Pence On 11 May 2017, the Vice President of the Unites States Michael R. Pence met with religious leaders of different Christian confessions at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington before a plenary session of the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians.
11.05.2017 22:49

World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians begins its work in Washington

World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians begins its work in Washington On 10 May 2017, the World Summit of Christian Leaders in Defense of Persecuted Christians opened in Washington, USA. The conference organized by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association brought together representatives of various Christian confessions from over 135 countries.
10.05.2017 10:13

The Fourth International Patristic Conference on St. Ephrem the Syrian completes its work at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies

The Fourth International Patristic Conference on St. Ephrem the Syrian completes its work at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies The Fourth International Patristic Conference on St. Ephrem the Syrian and His Spiritual Legacy has completed its work at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI).
07.05.2017 18:17

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation On 7 May 2017, at the parish of the ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ Icon of the Mother of God in Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation.
04.05.2017 12:40

Primate of the Russian Church chairs regular session of the Holy Synod

Primate of the Russian Church chairs regular session of the Holy Synod On 4 May 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.
28.04.2017 16:41

4th International Patristic Conference on St. Ephrem the Syrian and His Spiritual Heritage opened at St Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute

4th International Patristic Conference on St. Ephrem the Syrian and His Spiritual Heritage opened at St Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute On 27 April 2017, the 4th International Patristic Conference on St. Ephrem the Syrian and His Spiritual Heritage opened at the conference hall of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies.
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