The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has begun its first session to take place in 2018, at the St. Daniel monastery in Moscow. It is chaired by His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
On 3 March 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria met with Mr. Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria.
On 3 March 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, while on a visit to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church timed to the 140th anniversary of the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman yoke, met with Mrs. Tsveta Karayancheva, President of the National Assembly of the Republic of…
On 2 March 2018, at the residence of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with His Holiness Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria and members of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Patriarchate.
On 1 March 2018, an international round table on the Future of Christianity in the Middle East: Reality and Prognoses took place in Moscow.
On 28 February 2018, the 70th birthday of Ms. Yelena Speranskaya, DECR consultant, lecturer of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies and of the Moscow Theological Academy, was celebrated at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations.
His Holiness Kirill made introductory remarks on the agenda including the teaching of theology in the Church’s schools in the context of its relations with the state and universities.
The Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk has congratulated His Beatitude Chrysostomos, Archbishop of New Justiniana and All Cyprus, on the fortieth anniversary of his archpastoral ministry.
On 25 February 2018, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the commemoration day of the Iberian icon of the Mother of God and of St. Alexius, Metropolitan of Kiev, Moscow and All Russia the Wonderworker, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Liturgy of St Basil the Great…
On 22 February 2018, at the Cathedral of St. Sava in Belgrade, a ceremony was held to mark the transferring to the Serbian Orthodox Church of a mosaic decoration for the cathedral’s main dome, which was produced in 2016-17 by a team of the Russian mosaicists led by Nikolai Mukhin,…