DECR Chairman

21.01.2017 12:00

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Neofit on his Nameday

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Neofit on his Nameday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greetings to the Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church
18.01.2017 17:29

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with temporary rector of the Anglican parish in Moscow

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with temporary rector of the Anglican parish in Moscow On January 18, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met at the DECR with the Rev. Patrick Irwin, Church of England, who has been assigned by his Church to serve temporarily at the Anglican Parish of St. Andrew in Moscow.
17.01.2017 21:11

Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at enlarged meeting of Academic Council of Moscow State Linguistic University

Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at enlarged meeting of Academic Council of Moscow State Linguistic University His Eminence celebrated a thanksgiving at the university’s Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene on the occasion of its 200th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of the resumption of worship in it.
16.01.2017 9:30

Metropolitan Hilarion conducts funeral service for Leut.-Gen. V. Khalilov, artistic director of Alexandrov Ensemble

Metropolitan Hilarion conducts funeral service for Leut.-Gen.  V. Khalilov, artistic director of Alexandrov Ensemble On January 14, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, conducted the funeral service for Leut.-Gen. Valery Khalilov, artistic director of the Russian Army’s Alexandrov Academic Ensemble of Song and Dance, who died in the air crash over the Black Sea.
15.01.2017 10:57

DECR chairman congratulates Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai on his name day

DECR chairman congratulates Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai on his name day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, has sent Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai, a hierarch of the Japanese Autonomous Orthodox Church, a message of greetings on the occasion of his name day.
13.01.2017 22:16

The book Patriarch Kirill. In His Own Words presented at Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies

The book Patriarch Kirill. In His Own Words presented at Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies The edition was prepared as a joint project of the CMI and St. Vladimir’s Seminary in New York.
13.01.2017 14:43

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum in Paris

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum in Paris With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, represented the Russian Orthodox Church at the forum.
13.01.2017 14:41

‘The Violation of Religious Rights and Freedoms: Intolerance, Discrimination and Persecution’

‘The Violation of Religious Rights and Freedoms:  Intolerance, Discrimination and Persecution’ Presentation by Metropolitan HILARION of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations at the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum (Paris, 10th January 2017)
12.01.2017 10:00

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a group of Catholic clergy from France

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a group of Catholic clergy from France A considerable part of the talk was devoted to the development of bilateral relations between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Roman Catholic Church at the present stage and in the context of the meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis of Rome which took place…
10.01.2017 16:31

DECR chairman sends Christmas and New Year greetings to foreign statesmen and public figures

DECR chairman sends Christmas and New Year greetings to foreign statesmen and public figures Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Christmas greetings
07.01.2017 23:54

On the Feast of the Nativity of Christ Primate of Russian Church celebrates Grand Compline at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

On the Feast of the Nativity of Christ Primate of Russian Church celebrates Grand Compline at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour In the evening on 7 January 2016, Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Grand Compline at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
07.01.2017 10:00

DECR chairman sends Christmas greetings to Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Christmas greetings to Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent greetings with the Nativity of Christ to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches
07.01.2017 6:47

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates the Nativity of Christ at the Church of ‘Joy to All the Afflicted’ icon of the Mother of God

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates the Nativity of Christ at the Church of ‘Joy to All the Afflicted’ icon of the Mother of God On the night of January 7, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated Divine liturgy at the Church of ‘Joy to All the Afflicted’ icon of the Mother of God, Bolshaya Ordynka street, Moscow.
29.12.2016 16:51

Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at MPhI Academic Council enlarged meeting

Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at MPhI Academic Council enlarged meeting On December 22, 2016, the Academic Council of the National Research Nuclear University ‘MPhI’ held an enlarged meeting with participation of representatives of the staff and United Students Council to honour Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk as MPhI professor, head of its Chair of Theology, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department…
29.12.2016 14:15

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs session of Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs session of Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church On 29 December 2016, a regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, last in 2016, took place at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
29.12.2016 13:48

Moscow Patriarchate commission for students exchange meets at CMI

Moscow Patriarchate commission for students exchange meets at CMI On December 28, 2016, the Moscow Patriarchate commission for students exchange met at the assembly hall of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute for Post-Graduate Studies (CMI).
28.12.2016 19:21

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

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the newly-appointed Ambassador of Russia to Switzerland In the course of the talk, which was held in a constructive atmosphere, the DECR chairman told the guest about the situation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Switzerland.
28.12.2016 11:03

Holy Synod makes decisions concerning external church relations

Holy Synod makes decisions concerning external church relations At its session on December 27, 2016, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church considered in particular some matters concerning external church relations.
27.12.2016 12:22

Patriarch Kirill chairs a session of the Holy Synod

Patriarch Kirill chairs a session of the Holy Synod On December 27, 2016, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church held its last session this year, at the patriarchal and synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow. The session was chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
25.12.2016 14:46

Metropolitan Hilarion prays for victims of plane crash over Black Sea

Metropolitan Hilarion prays for victims of plane crash over Black Sea On December 25, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), commemorated those who died that day in a plane crash over the Black Sea, during the Divine Liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted in Moscow.
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