DECR Chairman

28.05.2017 23:02

Patriarch Kirill meets with Supreme Mufti of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan

Patriarch Kirill meets with Supreme Mufti of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Supreme Mufti of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan Maksatbek aji Toktomushev.
28.05.2017 15:53

Patriarch Kirill consecrates Cathedral of the Resurrection in Bishkek

Patriarch Kirill consecrates Cathedral of the Resurrection in Bishkek His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia consecrated the Cathedral of the Resurrection in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan capital city of Bishkek and celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the newly consecrated church.
25.05.2017 19:18

President Putin meets with Patriarch Kirill and hierarchs of the Russian Church Outside Russia

President Putin meets with Patriarch Kirill and hierarchs of the Russian Church Outside Russia On May 25, 2017, the Day of the Ascension of the Lord, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Grand Consecration of the church of the Resurrection of Christ and New Martyrs and Confessions of the Russian Land at the Sretensky stauropegial monastery in Moscow and…
25.05.2017 12:47

Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II completes his visit to Russia

Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II completes his visit to Russia On May 25, 2017, the Coptic Patriarch, His Holiness Tawadros II, completed his visit to Moscow for the award ceremony to receive the prize of the Unity of Orthodox Nations Foundation.
25.05.2017 1:38

President Vladimir Putin meets with Patriarch Kirill and the Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II

President Vladimir Putin meets with Patriarch Kirill and the Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II On May 24, 2017, President Vladimir Putin, who came to the patriarchal residence in Chistiy Pereulok to greet His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the occasion of his name day, had a talk with him and the Coptic Patriarch, His Holiness Tawadros II.
23.05.2017 23:40

Patriarch Kirill meets with President Gjorge Ivanov of Macedonia

Patriarch Kirill meets with President Gjorge Ivanov of Macedonia On May 23, 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with President Gjorge Ivanov of Macedonia at the Red Hall of the Church of Christ the Saviour.
22.05.2017 22:30

Head of the Coptic Church begins his visit to Russia

Head of the Coptic Church begins his visit to Russia His Holiness Tawadros II, the Coptic Patriarch, has arrived in Moscow. His Holiness’s visit is made on the occasion of his winning the prize of the International Public Foundation of the Unity of Orthodox Nations.
22.05.2017 22:20

Patriarch Kirill meets with Italian delegation accompanying the relics of St. Nicholas

Patriarch Kirill meets with Italian delegation accompanying the relics of St. Nicholas The meeting took place at the Supreme Church Council Hall at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour.
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.
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