Inter-Christian relations

12.01.2010 17:43

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Director of “La Verite” French Catholic Research Centre

They discussed the present state of the Orthodox-Catholic theological dialogue and possible joint scholarly and publications projects.
28.12.2009 17:32

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Mgr Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, Auxiliary Bishop of Paris

Archbishop Hilarion expressed satisfaction at the intensive development of relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church in France, which has been observed in recent years.
25.12.2009 19:26

Holy Synod decisions on external affairs

At its meeting on 25 December 2009, the Holy Synod made a number of decisions concerning the external work of the Russian Orthodox Church. The 2010 DECR work plan as presented by the DECR chairman was approved.
25.12.2009 15:39

Αρχιεπίσκοπος Βολοκολάμσκ Ιλαρίων απέστειλε συγχαρητήρια επιστολή στον Μητροπολίτη Γαλλίας Εμμανουήλ με αφορμή την εκλογή του στη θέση του Προέδρου του Συμβουλίου Ευρωπαϊκών Εκκλησιών

(Russian) Председатель Отдела внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата архиепископ Волоколамский Иларион поздравил митрополита Галльского Эммануила с избранием на пост президента Конференции европейских церквей.
25.12.2009 10:02

DECR chairman sends Christmas greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Christian Churches

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, has sent Christmas greetings to Pope Benedict XVI, Supreme Patriarchate and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, Archbishop Yukka Paarma of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland, Archbishop Rowan Williams of the Anglican Community and to…
25.12.2009 9:50

Patriarch Kirill sends Christmas greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Christian Churches

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent Christmas greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Christians Churches, including Pope Benedict XVI, Supreme Patriarchate and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, Archbishop Yukka Paarma of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland, Archbishop Rowan Williams of the Anglican Community and…
23.12.2009 13:06

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulates Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone on his 75th birthday

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, sent the following congratulation to Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State, on his 75th birthday. Your Eminence: I wholeheartedly congratulate you on your 75th birthday. Your service to God in the Salesian family and…
22.12.2009 16:04

Patriarch Kirill receives Christian Public Association President Kazimierz Morawski

Welcoming Mr. Morawski, His Holiness noted in particular the long-standing experience of good relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Christian Public Association.
17.12.2009 11:32

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulates Metropolitan Emmanuel of France on his election as President of the Conference of European Churches

The Central Committee of the Conference of European Church (CEC) at its session on December 16, 2009, elected Metropolitan Emmanuel of France (Patriarchate of Constantinople) as new President of the CEC.
16.12.2009 14:50

A consultation on Orthodox ecclesiology held in Great Britain

A consultation on Orthodox Ecclesiology was held on December 7-9, 2009, in Windsor Palace, an official residence of the Queen of Great Britain. It was initiated by the Church of England in the person of Bishop Geoffrey Rowell of Gibraltar, Deaconess Christine Hall and Prof. Sven-Erik Brodd of Uppsala University,…
14.12.2009 17:04

Archbishop Hilarion’s answers questions from Der Spiegel

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, answered questions from Der Spiegel magazine. Below is the text of the talk His Eminence Hilarion had with the magazine’s correspondents. The interview is published in Der Spiegel’s issue No. 51, 2009. – How would you…
12.12.2009 22:16

Archbishop Hilarion meets with rector of University of Fribourg

Archbishop Hilarion, who is a privat-docent of the University of Fribourg, told his colleagues from Fribourg about the work of Sts Cyril and Methodius’s Post-Graduate and Doctoral School which he was appointed to lead in March 2009.
10.12.2009 16:53

DECR Chairman expounds position of the Russian Orthodox Church on the prospects of dialogue with the Evangelical Church in Germany in his letter to the ECG leadership

Archbishop Hilarion recalls an opinion expressed by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the ordination of women. There were no objections against any decision of this matter in the confessions that do not recognize ordination as a sacrament, and the ordained women in the ECG had not…
10.12.2009 14:16

Archbishop Hilarion’s letter to Chairperson of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany Dr. Margot Kassmann and Head of the Department for ecumenical relations and ministries abroad of the Evangelical Church in Germany Bishop Martin Schindehutte

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations, sent the following letter to the chairperson of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany Dr. Margot Kassmann and the head of the Department for ecumenical relations and ministries abroad of the Evangelical Church in…
06.12.2009 17:39

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk: We expect the Roman Catholic Church to make concrete steps pointing to the desire to go towards meeting our views

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, in a talk with the Saturday national news anchorman Sergey Brilev, when asked about what significance the diplomatic relations now established between the Russian Federation and the Vatican have for dialogue between the Moscow Patriarchate and…
03.12.2009 20:12

Patriarch Kirill meets with a Roman Catholic delegation from France led by Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, Archbishop of Bordeaux

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church met on December 3 with Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, Archbishop of Bordeaux, Mgr Benoit Riviere, Bishop of Autun, and Mgr Jacques Blaquart, Auxiliary Bishop of Bordeaux. Present at the meeting was also Archbishop Antonio Mennini, Holy See Representative in the Russian Federation.
03.12.2009 18:44

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk receives Mgr Visvaldas Kulbokas, first secretary of the Holy See Representation in the Russian Federation

Both the archbishop and the monsignor stressed the importance of the joint working group for considering problems in relations between the Roman Catholic and the Russian Orthodox Churches as an effective instrument in search for solutions to various practical problems existing in their relations.
02.12.2009 16:45

Archbishops Hilarion’s condolences over the death of Prof. Georg Krechmar, former head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Central Asia

Archbishop of Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations, sent the following message to Avgust Kruze, archbishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Central Asia, with condolences over the death of the retired archbishop Prof. Georg Friedrich Karl Krechmar. Dear…
20.11.2009 17:52

Ethics as politics

Interview given by Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, to the December issue of Russkiy mir.
18.11.2009 17:32

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’ condolences upon the demise of Prof. Dr. Fairy von Lilienfeld

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent his condolences to Bishop Johannes Friedrich of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria over the demise of Prof. Dr. Fairy von Lilienfeld, a decades-long participant in the “Arnolshain” theological dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Evangelical Church in…