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13.02.2017 15:30

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Elevation of the Cross in Geneva

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Elevation of the Cross in Geneva On February 12, 2017, the Sunday of the Prodigal Son and the Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs, Ss Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of…
13.02.2017 11:32

Celebrations marking the first anniversary of the meeting in Havana take place in Fribourg

Celebrations marking the first anniversary of the meeting in Havana take place in Fribourg On 12 February 2017, special events on the occasion of the first anniversary of the historic meeting in Cuba between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis were held at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, with the participation of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow…
13.02.2017 11:30

Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the First Anniversary of the Meeting in Havana, Fribourg, 12 February 2017

Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the First Anniversary of the Meeting in Havana, Fribourg, 12 February 2017 A meeting dedicated to the first anniversary of the historic meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis took place at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Among the speakers were Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, and Cardinal…
10.02.2017 7:59

DECR chairman sends greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Great Antioch and All the East on the anniversary of his enthronement

DECR chairman sends greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Great Antioch and All the East on the anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Antioch on the anniversary of his elevation to the Patriarchal throne.
09.02.2017 9:31

Metropolitan Hilarion congratulates Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia on the third anniversary of his enthronement

Metropolitan Hilarion congratulates Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia on the third anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following letter of congratulation to His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia on the anniversary of his enthronement
07.02.2017 23:01

DECR chairman greets His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece with anniversary of his enthronement

DECR chairman greets His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece with anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Greece, His Beatitude Hieronymos, on the occasion of the anniversary of his enthronement.
05.02.2017 18:26

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the feast day of the Synaxis of New Martyrs and Confessors of Russian Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the feast day of the Synaxis of New Martyrs and Confessors of Russian Church On 5 February 2017, the Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee and the feast day of the Synaxis of New Martyrs and Confessors, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
03.02.2017 19:12

DECR chairman meets with Turkish ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Turkish ambassador to Russia On February 3, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met at the DECR with Turkish Ambassador to Russia Huseyin Lazip Dirioz.
03.02.2017 18:49

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Great Britain’s ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Great Britain’s ambassador to Russia On February 3, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) met at the DECR with the British ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow.
03.02.2017 17:31

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with US ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with US ambassador to Russia During the meeting, which was held in a constructive atmosphere, the sides discussed various matters of mutual concern.
01.02.2017 16:36

8th anniversary of Patriarch Kirill’s enthronement marked with Divine Liturgy at Church of Christ the Saviour

8th anniversary of Patriarch Kirill’s enthronement marked with Divine Liturgy at Church of Christ the Saviour On February 1, 2017, the 8th anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
30.01.2017 14:07

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs meeting of Inter-Council Presence Presidium

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs meeting of Inter-Council Presence Presidium On 30 January 2017, the Presidium of the Inter-Council Presence of the Russian Orthodox Church began its meeting at the Throne Hall of the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
27.01.2017 17:02

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts annual Christmas dinner with participation of official church representatives

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts annual Christmas dinner with participation of official church representatives On January 27, 2017, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs held the traditional annual Christmas dinner at its Receptions House.
27.01.2017 16:47

Patriarch Kirill takes part in State Duma’s Parliamentary Christmas Meetings

Patriarch Kirill takes part in State Duma’s Parliamentary Christmas Meetings His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russian and the State Duma Chairman V. Volodin attended the opening of the 5th Parliamentary Christmas Meetings organized at the State Duma as part of the 25th International Christmas Educational Readings under the theme ‘1917-2017: Lessons of the Centenary’.
25.01.2017 11:59

DECR chairman congratulated His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland on his Nameday

DECR chairman congratulated His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland on his Nameday Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Poland, His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland
24.01.2017 23:51

Inter-Council Presence meeting completes its work

Inter-Council Presence meeting completes its work On January 23-24, 2017, the plenary session of the Inter-Council Presence of the Russian Orthodox Church was held at the Church Councils Hall of the Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. It was chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
23.01.2017 20:04

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society S. Stepashin

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society S. Stepashin On January 20, 2017, 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 Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS) S. Stepashin, at the CMI.
23.01.2017 13:58

Patriarch Kirill opens a plenary session of the ROC Inter-Council Presence

Patriarch Kirill opens a plenary session of the ROC Inter-Council Presence On January 23, 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia opened a plenary session of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Inter-Council Presence, at the Church Councils Hall of the Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
22.01.2017 12:00

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on the seventh anniversary of his enthronement

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on the seventh anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on the anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal throne of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
22.01.2017 11:00

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulates Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church on his Nameday

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulates Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church on his Nameday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, has sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana and All Albania, with the commemoration day of his heavenly patron – St. Anastasios the Persion
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