On November 1, 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, delivered an address at a plenary session of the 10th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches, taking place in Busan, South Korea.
Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department for ExternalChurch Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, at the General Assembly of the World Council of Churches (Busan, the Republic of Korea, 1 November 2013).
On October 30, 2013, as the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches concluded its first working day, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, held a conference with the Russian Orthodox Church’s delegation.
The Assembly is expected to discuss Christian solidarity and mutual aid in face of the persecution against Christians in various parts of the world, a peace settlement in Syria and economic and social justice in the modern society.
21 October 2013 – With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the 3d two-day advanced course for newly-installed bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church opened at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies.
A seminar on “Religious Communities for Justice and Peace” took place in the capital of Russia on 11 March 2013. Taking part in the seminar were representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church, World Council of Churches, Evangelical Church in Germany, the National Council of Churches in Korea, Protestant communities of…
On 10 October 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met at the DECR premises with a delegation of Christian hierarchs from Syria.
On 10 October 2013, the first international Patristics conference, St. Isaac the Syrian and his Spiritual Legacy, began its work at the Philosophical faculty of the Moscow State University.
On 9 October 2013, Mr. Leonid Kalashnikov, first deputy chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on International Affairs, met with Christian hierarchs from Syria.
On 10-11 October 2013, the Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute for Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies, with the assistance of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Moscow State University and the Meta Charity Foundation, holds the First Scholarly and Theological Conference on Patristic Studies in Moscow, dedicated to the theme…
On 8 October 2013, the commemoration day of St Sergius of Radonezh, after the Divine Liturgy and a thanksgiving celebrated in the Laura of the Holy Trinity and St Sergius, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill met with the delegation of the Syrian hierarchs who attended the service.
On 7 October 2013, the 8th theological talks between the Russian Orthodox Church and the German Bishops’ Conference (Roman Catholic Church) began in Magdeburg (Germany). The theme of the meeting is “Crisis of Values – Myth or Reality? Christian Values in Modern Society.”
On 6 October 2013, the commemoration day of the conception of St. John the Baptist, the main event of the celebration of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan took place.
On 5 October 2013, the President of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolić, gave an official lunch at the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade for the Primates and representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches and representatives of the Catholic and Protestant Churches participating in the celebration of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict…
Tens of people were killed and injured on September 22, as a result of the suicide bombing at the Church of All Saints in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan.
On 25 September 2013, at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, and Arcbishop Elisey of Sourozh attended the episcopal ordination of Canon Jonathan Goodall which took place in the main Cathedral of Westminster…
They had a warm talk on numerous issues of concern to both the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church.
On 24 September 2013, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Archpriest Samuel Gümüs, special representative of Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas of the Syriac Orthodox Church, at the Patriarchal residence in St Daniel’s Monastery.
On 23 September 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, arrived in London for a three-day working visit. At the London Heathrow Airport, he was met by Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh, clerics of the Sourozh diocese, and representatives of the diplomatic corps…
On 18 September 2013, a one-day Consultation on the Syrian crisis, organized by the World Council of Churches, took place in Bossey, Switzerland. Participating in the meeting were representatives of the Christian Churches of Syria and other countries which have taken an active part in the efforts to overcome the…