DECR Chairman

15.12.2016 21:03

Metropolitan Hilarion awards DECR deputy chairman archpriest Nikolai Balashov with Medal of St. Mark of Ephesus

Metropolitan Hilarion awards DECR deputy chairman archpriest Nikolai Balashov with Medal of St. Mark of Ephesus On 15 December 2016, Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, deputy chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), was congratulated on his 60th birthday.
15.12.2016 16:57

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Columbia to the Russian Federation

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Columbia to the Russian Federation Metropolitan Hilarion warmly greeted the guest at the Synodal institution in charge of the relations of the Russian Orthodox Church with the world.
14.12.2016 0:02

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the relics of St Nicholas the Wonderworker

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the relics of St Nicholas the Wonderworker On 13 December 2016, commemoration day of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, while in Italy on a working visit, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Bari in the crypt of the Basilica of St Nicholas the…
13.12.2016 23:51

(Russian) Заместителя председателя ОВЦС протоиерея Николая Балашова поздравили с 60-летием со дня рождения

(Russian) Заместителя председателя ОВЦС протоиерея Николая Балашова поздравили с 60-летием со дня рождения (Russian) 13 декабря 2016 года, в день памяти апостола Андрея Первозванного, руководитель Управления Московской Патриархии по зарубежным учреждениям епископ Богородский Антоний совершил Божественную литургию в московском храме Воскресения Словущего на Успенском вражке.
13.12.2016 23:26

Metropolitan Hilarion pays working visit to Bari

Metropolitan Hilarion pays working visit to Bari On 12 December 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, while in Italy upon the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the city of Bari.
12.12.2016 20:55

DECR chairman expresses condolences to Primate of Coptic Church over explosion in Cairo

DECR chairman expresses condolences to Primate of Coptic Church over explosion in Cairo Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent condolences to His Holiness Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark in All Africa and the Middle East, over a terrorist attack committed at the church complex in…
12.12.2016 13:32

Concert of the Moscow Synodal Choir and the Sistine Chapel Choir is performed in Rome

Concert of the Moscow Synodal Choir and the Sistine Chapel Choir is performed in Rome On 11 December 2016, a concert performed by the Moscow Synodal Choir conducted by the honoured artist of Russia Alexei Puzakov and the Sistine Chapel Choir conducted by Mons. Massimo Palombella was performed at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs in Rome.
12.12.2016 11:02

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk celebrate on patronal feast at the Church of St. Catherine in Rome

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk celebrate on patronal feast at the Church of St. Catherine in Rome On 11 December 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, and Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, rector of the Church of St. Catherine the Great Martyr and administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in Italy celebrated Divine Liturgy.
10.12.2016 18:00

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis On 10 December 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Pope Francis at the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City.
07.12.2016 22:50

Round table meeting marking the 20th anniversary of the Church and International Relations Centre takes place in Moscow Institute of International Relations

Round table meeting marking the 20th anniversary of the Church and International Relations Centre takes place in Moscow Institute of International Relations On 7 December 2016, a round table meeting marking the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Church and International Relations Centre was held at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).
07.12.2016 22:12

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates at the Church of the Resurrection in Zurich

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates at the Church of the Resurrection in Zurich At the entrance to the church children from Sunday school met him with flowers and bread and salt of hospitality.
01.12.2016 18:04

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with participants in the 1st International Conference of choir conductors and singers of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with participants in the 1st International Conference of choir conductors and singers of the Russian Orthodox Church On 1 December 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the participants in the 1st International Conference of choir conductors and singers of the Russian Orthodox Church.
30.11.2016 20:34

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Chilean ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Chilean ambassador to Russia On November 30, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with Chile’s Ambassador to Russia Juan Eduardo Eguiguren, who is completing his diplomatic mission in Moscow, at the DECR. Taking part in the meeting was also Miguel Palacio, DECR secretariat for…
30.11.2016 18:25

DECR chairman meets with Bulgarian ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Bulgarian ambassador to Russia On November 30, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with Bulgaria’s Ambassador to Russia Boiko Kocev, at the DECR.
30.11.2016 18:05

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with newly-appointed Ambassador of Poland to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with newly-appointed Ambassador of Poland to Russia On 30 November 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H.E. Włodzimierz Marciniak, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Russian Federation.
30.11.2016 12:43

Metropolitan Hilarion signs condolence book at Cuba’s Embassy

Metropolitan Hilarion signs condolence book at Cuba’s Embassy On 30 November 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, visited the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Moscow and met with Ambassador Emilio Losada Garcia to express condolences over the death of Fidel Castro Ruz.
30.11.2016 6:37

Presidential working group and Russian Orthodox Church’s organizing committee sum up celebrations marking the millennium of Russian monasticism on Mt Athos

Presidential working group and Russian Orthodox Church’s organizing committee sum up celebrations marking the millennium of Russian monasticism on Mt Athos On 29 November 2016, the concluding joint meeting of the Presidential working group for the preparation of the celebrations marking the millennium of the Russian presence on Mt Athos and the Russian Orthodox Church’s organizing committee for the preparation of the celebrations marking the millennium of the Russian monasticism on…
28.11.2016 20:38

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with students of Higher Diplomatic Courses

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with students of Higher Diplomatic Courses On November 28, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met with a group of students of the Higher Diplomatic Courses under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Diplomatic…
26.11.2016 12:15

DECR chairman expresses condolences over the death of Bishop Jeronim of Jegar

DECR chairman expresses condolences over the death of Bishop Jeronim of Jegar Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, has sent a condolence letter to Bishop Irinej of Backa over the demise of Bishop Jeronim of Jegar, a vicar of the Backa diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
24.11.2016 15:33

DECR chairman greets Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East with his 75th birthday

DECR chairman greets Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East with his 75th birthday In his message to Mar Gewargis III Sliwa, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Holiness on his 75th birthday.
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