DECR Chairman

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.
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.
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