DECR Chairman

09.08.2017 16:11

DECR chairman greets hegumen of Russian St. Panteleimon Monastery on Mt Athos with its patronal feast

DECR chairman greets hegumen of Russian St. Panteleimon Monastery on Mt Athos with its patronal feast Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message to Archimandrite Eulogius, hegumen of the Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mt Athos, in which he congratulated him and the brethren of the abode on the commemoration day of the Holy Great…
02.08.2017 11:01

DECR chairman greets His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia with his Name Day

DECR chairman greets His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia with his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia, Archbishop of Mtskheta and Tbilisi, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, on his Name Day.
29.07.2017 15:49

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church completes its session in St. Petersburg

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church completes its session in St. Petersburg July 29, 2017, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, completed its session at the building of the Most Holy Governing Synod in St. Petersburg.
29.07.2017 15:31

Patriarch Kirill chairs a regular session of the Holy Synod in St. Petersburg

Patriarch Kirill chairs a regular session of the Holy Synod in St. Petersburg July 29, 2017 – The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church began its regular session at the historic building of the Most Holy Governing Synod in St. Petersburg. It was chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
28.07.2017 18:56

The stay of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Russia completed

The stay of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Russia completed July 28, 2017 – After the liturgy at the Cathedral of the Trinity in the St. Alexander Nevsky Laura, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia led the sendoff of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, which stayed in the Russian Orthodox…
28.07.2017 18:29

Patriarch Kirill meets with a delegation of the Roman Catholic Church in St. Petersburg

Patriarch Kirill meets with a delegation of the Roman Catholic Church in St. Petersburg July 28, 2017 – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with a delegation of the Roman Catholic Church who were to accompany the relics of St. Nicholas from St. Petersburg to Bari, at the Golden Hall of the Metropolitan’s Chambers of the St. Alexander Nevsky Laura…
28.07.2017 18:19

Primate of Russian Church leads celebrations in St. Petersburg on Baptism of Russia Feast Day

Primate of Russian Church leads celebrations in St. Petersburg on Baptism of Russia Feast Day Concelebrating the Liturgy with His Holiness was an assembly of hierarchs and clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church.
27.07.2017 23:18

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Cardinal Koch in St. Petersburg

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Cardinal Koch in St. Petersburg On 27 July 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity who arrived to St. Petersburg as head of the delegation of the Roman Catholic Church to accompany the relics…
26.07.2017 23:16

Festive divine service at the Moscow Representation of the Church of Antioch

Festive divine service at the Moscow Representation of the Church of Antioch July 26, 2017 – On the Day of the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, 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, led the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at…
25.07.2017 21:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs session of the Supreme Church Council

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs session of the Supreme Church Council On 25 July 2017, a regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church began its work at the Hall of the Supreme Church Council at the Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
18.07.2017 20:56

On commemoration day of St. Sergius of Radonezh Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy in St. Sergius monastery’s church of the Holy Spirit

On commemoration day of St. Sergius of Radonezh Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy in St. Sergius monastery’s church of the Holy Spirit On July 18, 2017, when the Church honours the memory of St. Sergius of Radonezh, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles in the St. Sergius Monastery of the Holy Trinity.
18.07.2017 20:15

The Inter-departmental Coordinating Group for teaching theology in universities meets under chairmanship of Metropolitan Hilarion

The Inter-departmental Coordinating Group for teaching theology in universities meets under chairmanship of Metropolitan Hilarion On July 17, 2017, the Inter-departmental Coordinating Group for teaching theology in universities held its regular meeting at Moscow Theological Academy. It was chaired by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the chairman of the group, rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI).
16.07.2017 18:23

Metropolitan Hilarion: the Church in his world is called to bear witness to God’s truth

Metropolitan Hilarion: the Church in his world is called to bear witness to God’s truth On July 16, 2017, the commemoration day of St. Philip the Wonderworker, Metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka.
11.07.2017 10:49

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with delegation of Urbi et Orbi Foundation

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with delegation of Urbi et Orbi Foundation On 10 July 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, received a delegation of the Urbi et Orbi Catholic Foundation, led by Dr. Rober Moynihan, editor-in-chief of the Inside the Vatican magazine.
10.07.2017 20:14

The Russian Orthodox Church and Turkey’s Presidency for Religious Affairs working group meets at DECR

The Russian Orthodox Church and Turkey’s Presidency for Religious Affairs working group meets at DECR July 10, 2017 – The working group for dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and Turkey’s Presidency for Religious Affairs met at the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR).
10.07.2017 20:08

Peacemaking Mission of Religion in the Modern World

Peacemaking Mission of Religion in the Modern World Address by the DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the 3d meeting of the Working Group for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate.
10.07.2017 13:30

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of New Zealand to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of New Zealand to Russia On 10 July 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H.E. Mr. Ian Hill, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of New Zealand to the Russian Federation.
10.07.2017 11:14

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Spanish Ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Spanish Ambassador to Russia On 10 July 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H.E. Mr. Ignacio Ibañez Rubio, newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Spain to the Russian Federation.
02.07.2017 0:28

DECR chairman’s statement on the fate of ten-month-old Charlie Gard from Great Britain

DECR chairman’s statement on the fate of ten-month-old Charlie Gard from Great Britain All courts, including the European Court of Human Rights, passed a death sentence on a child suffering from a rare genetic condition and did not heed his parents’ plea to give him a chance. Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk commented on the situation in his statement.
25.06.2017 14:48

DECR chairman sends greetings to new head of Melkite Greek Catholic Church

DECR chairman sends greetings to new head of Melkite Greek Catholic Church In his message to His Beatitude Yousseff I Absi, Greek-Melkite Patriarch Elect of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and Jerusalem, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations, congratulated him on his election as new head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church.
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