On 20 January 2019, a concert dedicated to Andrei Rublev was performed at the Basilica of St. John Lateran being timed to the 30th anniversary of the canonization of the great Russian iconographer.
On January 10 and 11, 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), continued his pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, has sent Christmas greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Churches.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Christmas greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Churches.
Hieromonk Stephan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), was on a visit to India from December 16 to 20, 2018, to study the resumption of cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church…
On 13 December 2018, Cardinal Dominik Duka, Roman Catholic Church, handed over a particle of relics of the Holy Martyr Ludmila, Patroness of Bohemia, to the church dedicated to her and located at the Russian Embassy in Prague.
On 18 December 2018, His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Abune Mathias of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church arrived in Moscow to take part in the opening ceremony for the Addis-Ababa–Moscow first direct flight of the Ethiopian Airlines in Domodedovo airport.
The book contains photographs and other materials illustrating the main stages of bringing the reliquary to Moscow and St. Petersburg.
On December 18, 2018, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) arrived in Bari, Italy.
“Recently, the interference of the leaders of the secular Ukrainian state in church affairs has grown into a blatant pressure on the episcopate and clerics of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, what allows us to speak of the beginning of the large-scale persecutions,” the letter reads