Inter-Christian relations

02.11.2017 17:05

DECR chairman meets with the head of the Evangelical Church in Germany

DECR chairman meets with the head of the Evangelical Church in Germany On 2 November 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’ Department for External Church Relations (DECR) held talks with Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairperson of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany.
02.11.2017 15:35

Russian Orthodox Church and Evangelical Church in Germany hold joint conference on Martyrs, Martyrdom, Christian Witness

Russian Orthodox Church and Evangelical Church in Germany hold joint conference on Martyrs, Martyrdom, Christian Witness A joint conference of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Evangelical Church in Germany on Martyrs, Martyrdom, Christian Witness opened at the grand hall of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
31.10.2017 20:41

DECR chairman attends reception given on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

DECR chairman attends reception given on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation On October 31, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), attended a festive reception given at the Pashkov House to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
31.10.2017 16:32

Representatives of Protestant organizations visit DECR

Representatives of Protestant organizations visit DECR On October 30, 2017, Rev. Joseph Kassab, general secretary of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, and President of Eurovision Mission to Europe David Gordon Hathaway visited the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR). Hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, met with the guests.
30.10.2017 22:34

2nd session of Commission for dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church and Assyrian Church of the East takes place

2nd session of Commission for dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church and Assyrian Church of the East takes place On October 23-26, 2017, 2nd session of the Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East took place in the city of Modesto, USA.
30.10.2017 14:57

DECR chairman speaks at Athens forum on religious pluralism in Middle East

DECR chairman speaks at Athens forum on religious pluralism in Middle East October 30, 2017 – the second conference on the situation of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East opened at the Intercontinental Hotel in Athens. Its theme is ‘Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East’. The first forum on this topic took place in…
25.10.2017 16:49

Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church takes part in the Conference on the Middle East in Berlin

Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church takes part in the Conference on the Middle East in Berlin On 20-21 October 2017, a Conference on the situation of Christians in the Middle East took place in Berlin in the framework of the dialogue between the Evangelical Church in Germany and the Ancient Oriental Churches.
16.10.2017 12:51

Patriarch Kirill’s address to 137th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union

Patriarch Kirill’s address to 137th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union The 147th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union took place from October 14-18, 2017, in St. Petersburg. His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, addressed it on October 16.
16.10.2017 9:58

Former head of the Evangelical Church in Germany visits the DECR

Former head of the Evangelical Church in Germany visits the DECR On 13 October 2017, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Huber, former chairperson of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Bishop Emeritus of the Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg, visited the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) and was received by Hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, with…
12.10.2017 19:02

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at international conference on persecution of Christians

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at international conference on persecution of Christians On 12 October 2017, an international consultation on “Finding the Appropriate Answers to a Long Neglected Crisis” began its work in Budapest (Hungary). With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations, took part…
10.10.2017 22:25

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of Catholic schools in Italy

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of Catholic schools in Italy Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies, met with 250 students and a group of professors of Catholic general education schools run by the Society of Jesus in Rome, Turin,…
27.09.2017 10:14

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis of Rome

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis of Rome Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with Pope Francis of Rome, at the Vatican’s Domus Sanctae Marthae hotel.
26.09.2017 23:34

DECR chairman meets with president of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

DECR chairman meets with president of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) met with President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christians Unity Cardinal Kurt Koch.
26.09.2017 23:32

Joint Working Group for Cultural Cooperation meets in Rome

Joint Working Group for Cultural Cooperation meets in Rome The Joint Working Group for cultural cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Holy See met for a regular meeting at the building of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in Rome.
26.09.2017 21:36

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church attends Christian forum in Korea

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church attends Christian forum in Korea Among the participants in the forum were heads of large international inter-Christian organizations and theological educational institutions, as well as representatives of the Protestant and Oriental churches from Europe, USA, China, India, Indonesia, Africa, and the Caribbean countries.
25.09.2017 21:18

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI On 24 September 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, began his working visit to Rome.
23.09.2017 8:19

DECR chairman speaks at international symposium on Christian Future of Europe

DECR chairman speaks at international symposium on Christian Future of Europe On 22 September 2017, an international symposium on the Christian Future of Europe was held at the residence of Russia’s Ambassador to Great Britain. The meeting was organized by the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Department for External…
23.09.2017 7:02

9th meeting of Coordinating Committee for Cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Church of England takes place in London

9th meeting of Coordinating Committee for Cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Church of England takes place in London During the meeting a wide range of issues was discussed concerning the cooperation between the two Churches, in particular, in humanitarian, cultural and academic spheres.
18.09.2017 9:39

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with hierarchs of the Lebanese Churches

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with hierarchs of the Lebanese Churches Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, during his visit to Lebanon, met with hierarchs of Churches in Lebanon who serve in the Bekaa Valley.
16.09.2017 23:40

Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to the Russia in the Heart of Lebanon conference

Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to the Russia in the Heart of Lebanon conference On September 2017, during his visit to Lebanon, the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, attended the international conference ‘Russia in the Heart of Lebanon’, which took place in the city of Chwaya in northern Lebanon.
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