DECR Chairman

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.
25.12.2016 13:45

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk expresses condolences over plane crash in Black Sea

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk expresses condolences over plane crash in Black Sea In the morning of December 25, the Russian Defense Ministry’s TU-154 aircraft crashed into the Black Sea. Eight crew members and 84 passengers died.
25.12.2016 12:38

DECR chairman sends Christmas greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Christmas greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Christmas greeting to Pope Francis, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strom, chairman of the Council of the EKD, and heads of other non-Orthodox Churches.
25.12.2016 10:50

DECR chairman greets Primate of Romanian Orthodox Church with his Name Day

DECR chairman greets Primate of Romanian Orthodox Church with his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message to His Beatitude Daniel, Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrogea, Patriarch of Romania, greeting him with his Name Day.
25.12.2016 9:42

DECR chairman greets Primate of Georgian Church with the anniversary of his enthronement

DECR chairman greets Primate of Georgian Church with the anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya II of Georgia on the occasion of the anniversary of his enthronement.
22.12.2016 15:53

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates funeral service for Andrei Karlov, Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates funeral service for Andrei Karlov, Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey On 22 December 2016, at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the funeral service for Andrei Karlov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Turkey, killed by a terrorist in Ankara on December 19.
19.12.2016 22:49

DECR chairman expresses condolences over assassination of Andrei Karlov, Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey

DECR chairman expresses condolences over assassination of Andrei Karlov, Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey In his letter to Mr. Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed condolences over the death of Mr. Andrei Karlov, Russian Ambassador to Turkey.
19.12.2016 20:00

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates at Moscow representation of Orthodox Church of Czech Lands and Slovakia

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates at Moscow representation of Orthodox Church of Czech Lands and Slovakia On December 19, 2016, the commemoration day of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the St. Nicholas Church-in-Kotelniki – the Moscow representation of the Orthodox Church…
17.12.2016 14:44

DECR chairman greets Pope Francis with his 80th birthday

DECR chairman greets Pope Francis with his 80th birthday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to Pope Francis of Rome.
16.12.2016 15:35

DECR chairman greets Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland with 15th anniversary of his enthronement

DECR chairman greets Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland with 15th anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message to Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland, congratulating him on the 15th anniversary of his elevation to the see of archbishops.
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.
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