Inter-Christian relations

24.02.2010 11:50

(Russian) В Неделю Торжества Православия в Страсбурге совершено общеправославное богослужение

(Russian) Служение Божественной литургии в Неделю Торжества Православия, в которой приняли участие настоятели греческого, румынского, сербского, грузинского и франкоязычного приходов, возглавил Представитель Московского Патриархата при Совете Европы игумен Филарет (Булеков).
05.02.2010 10:18

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with French Catholic Archbishop

On 4 February 2010, at the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk received Monsignor Maurice Gardes, archbishop of Auch, France, president of the National Council for Christian Unity and Relations with Judaism, currently in Russia on a private visit.
04.02.2010 21:03

Session of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee of the CIS and Baltic countries on “Christian family – a ‘little church’ and a basis of health society’ takes place in Moscow

A plenary session of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee of the CIS and Baltic countries (CICC) on "Christian family – a 'little church' and a basis of health society' took place in Moscow on 4 February 2010.
04.02.2010 14:39

“Christian Family – a ‘little church’ and a basis of healthy society.” Final document of the plenary session of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee of the CIS and Baltic countries, Moscow, 4 February 2010

Christian Churches of the CIS and Baltic countries, in a plenary session of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee of the CIS and Baltic countries held in Moscow on 4 February 2010, have thoroughly considered the theme “Christian Family – a ‘little church’ and a basis of healthy society” and state…
03.02.2010 0:54

Bishops’ Conference approves of the work of Department for External Church Relations

The participants in the Bishops' Conference thanked His Holiness the Patriarch and members of the Holy Synod for their efforts aimed at the strengthening of Orthodox unity and approved of the work done in this field by the Department for external church relations.
02.02.2010 18:08

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: Inter-Christian relations are in a protracted crisis, as polarization of Christians’ opinion on liberal or traditional reading of Christian message was added to classical differences among confessions

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in his report presented at the Bishops’ Conference held in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on 2 February 2010 spoke about cooperation with inter-Christian organizations.
02.02.2010 17:42

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church: Many Protestant communities do not even try to really preach Christian values in secular society but rather prefer to adapt to its standards

Among the themes His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia dealt with in his report to the Bishops’ conference on 2 February 2010, were problems arising in relations with the Protestant community.
02.02.2010 17:06

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church points to positive tendencies in dialogue between Moscow Patriarchate and Roman Catholic Church

His Holiness noted that the Pope Benedict XVI of Rome has a consistent position close to that of the Orthodox on these issues. ‘Evidence to this are his statements and messages as well as views expressed by high-ranking representatives of the Roman Catholic Church with whom we maintain contacts’, His…
02.02.2010 16:06

Decisions of the Bishops’ Conference on 2 February 2010

The Bishops’ Conference, at its meeting in Moscow during the celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, thanks His Holiness for many efforts and good initiatives undertaken during his first year, including the initiative to hold this meeting.…
22.01.2010 19:27

Archbishop Hilarion meets with the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II

On 22 January 2010, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for external church relations, met with the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II at "Danilovskaya" hotel.
22.01.2010 10:20

Awards of the International Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations are presented at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

On 21 January 2010, the 10th annual awarding ceremony of the International Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations (IFUOCN) took place in the Hall of Church Council in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
22.01.2010 6:36

Archbishop Hilarion receives Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation

On 21 January 2010, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk received Archbishop Antonio Mennini, Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation, at the latter's request.
13.01.2010 18:25

The DECR Chairman: “We are not prepared to talk either of concrete time, or concrete venue of the meeting between the Patriarch of Moscow and the Pope of Rome”

"We are not prepared as yet to talk either of concrete time, or concrete venue of the meeting between the Patriarch of Moscow and the Pope of Rome," Archbishop Hilarion said. "We say that this meeting should be thoroughly and well prepared, and preparation should include not only protocol formalities."
12.01.2010 22:12

Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations meets with Russian and foreign journalists

The meeting was dedicated to the external activities of the Russian Orthodox Church in 2010. Archbishop Hilarion submitted a working plan of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations for approval by His Holiness the Patriarch and members of the Holy Synod at its session on 25 December 2009…
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…