Speeches

12.05.2017 9:57

Presentation by the DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

Presentation by the DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk  at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians 800 participants from over 135 countries have gathered at the Summit that is taking place in Washington on May 10-13, 2017.
12.05.2017 1:33

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk spoke at World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk spoke at World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians On 11 May 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, delivered an address at the plenary session of the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians in Washington.
22.02.2017 13:10

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with ambassadors of 11 Arab countries

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with ambassadors of 11 Arab countries On 21 February 2017, at the Metochion of the Orthodox Church of Antioch in Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volkolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with diplomatic representatives of eleven Arab states.
13.02.2017 11:30

Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the First Anniversary of the Meeting in Havana, Fribourg, 12 February 2017

Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the First Anniversary of the Meeting in Havana, Fribourg, 12 February 2017 A meeting dedicated to the first anniversary of the historic meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis took place at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Among the speakers were Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, and Cardinal…
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 14:41

‘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)
12.10.2016 13:26

DECR chairman meets with a group of Catholic priests and seminarians from Cologne

DECR chairman meets with a group of Catholic priests and seminarians from Cologne On 11 October 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) met with a group of Catholic priests and seminarians from Cologne.
11.10.2016 19:06

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a large group of students from Italy

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a large group of students from Italy On October 11, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), met with a group of professions and 250 students from schools in Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin and Palermo, run by…
24.09.2016 16:53

Metropolitan Hilarions’ book “The Beginning of the Gospel” presented at Biblio-Globus Bookstore in Moscow

Metropolitan Hilarions’ book “The Beginning of the Gospel” presented at Biblio-Globus Bookstore in Moscow On 23 September 2016, the presentation of the book “The Beginning of the Gospel” by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, took place at the Biblio-Globus Bookstore. It was published by the Sretensky Monastery’s publishing house.
22.07.2016 19:29

New book by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk presented in Moscow

New book by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk presented in Moscow It is the first book in the series of six volumes entitled “Jesus Christ. Life and Teaching.” The series will be continued by the following books: “Sermon on the Mount,” “Miracles of Jesus,” “Parables of Jesus,” “The Lamb of God. Jesus in the Gospel of John,” and “Death and Resurrection.”
20.05.2016 16:05

DECR chairman: Athos has great missionary potential for our people

The Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations pays special attention to the development of relationships with the Monastery of St Panteleimon, as well as with other monasteries on Mount Athos, the DECR chairman, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, noted in his speech at the grand meeting on the occasion of…
20.05.2016 15:17

Metropolitan Hilarion: Engaging in interfaith dialogue, we strive to uphold peace in society

Metropolitan Hilarion: Engaging in interfaith dialogue, we strive to uphold peace in society In his report delivered at the grand meeting that took place in Moscow on 19 May 2016 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of foundation of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of this oldest Synodal institution, noted that interfaith dialogue had…
20.05.2016 14:37

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: News on the external activities of the Russian Church is spread in six languages

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: News on the external activities of the Russian Church is spread in six languages On 19 May 2016, in his report delivered at the grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk spoke, among other things, about the work of the DECR Communication Service.
19.05.2016 21:59

Metropolitan Hilarion: Contradictions between the Orthodox Church and the Protestant communities that distort the doctrine to accommodate modern secular standards are intensifying

In his address at the grand meeting on the occasion of the DECR 70th anniversary, Metropolitan Hilarion said that the relations of the Russian Church with the Catholic Church and with the Ancient Oriental Churches could be characterized by positive dynamics, but, regrettably, we cannot say the same about relations…
19.05.2016 21:29

DECR chairman: It is not fortuitous that the meeting of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill with Pope Francis has been called an epoch event

DECR chairman: It is not fortuitous that the meeting of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill with Pope Francis has been called an epoch event Metropolitan Hilarion noted that the Russian Orthodox Church appreciated the balanced position of the Holy See on the civil confrontation in Ukraine that, regrettable, is being aggravated by the policy of the leadership of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
19.05.2016 21:07

Metropolitan Hilarion: Orthodox Christians in Ukraine render great service to the upholding of church unity

In his address at the grand meeting held in Moscow on the occasion of the DECR’s 70th anniversary Metropolitan Hilarion called the upholding of canonical Orthodoxy in Ukraine a most important focus area of the Department’s work.
20.04.2016 19:29

Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations delivers lecture at the Moscow Theological Academy

Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations delivers lecture at the Moscow Theological Academy On 20 April 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, delivered a lecture in the assembly hall of the Moscow Theological Academy, in which he focused on the meeting that had taken place between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in…
20.04.2016 11:01

DECR chairman attends conference on the forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council

DECR chairman attends conference on the forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council A scholarly conference, 'The Pan-Orthodox Council: Opinions and Expectations,' took place at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University in Moscow on 19 April 2016 with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
06.12.2015 23:44

Closing ceremony of the 6th “Golden Knight” Slavic Arts Forum takes place in Moscow

Closing ceremony of the 6th “Golden Knight” Slavic Arts Forum takes place in Moscow On 6 December 2015, the closing ceremony of the 6th “Golden Knight” Slavic Arts Forum took place at the Hall of Church Councils of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
20.11.2015 12:27

The Teaching of St. John Cassian on the Eucharist and the Communion

The Teaching of St. John Cassian  on the Eucharist and the Communion Report of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Rector of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies, Chairman of the Biblical-Theological Commission, at the Conference on “St. John Cassian and the Monastic Tradition of Christian East and West”
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