On 12 April 2015, the feast of the Radiant Resurrection of Christ, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Paschal Great Vespers at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
"The miracle of the Resurrection of our Saviour is an immutable truth of the Christian faith, an inexhaustible source of love, the foundation of our hope for the future resurrection of all, and the fulfilment of the promise to become heirs of the Heavenly Kingdom..."
"I prayerfully beseech of the risen Christ that he fill your heart with Paschal joy and grant his unfailing aid in your lofty Primatial ministry."
The Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for preparing documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church completed its third session at the Orthodox Center in Chambesy, Switzerland.
The Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for preparing documents for a Pan-Orthodox Council began its 3d session at the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s Orthodox center in Chambesy.
Rector of the church, archpriest Ioann Kaleda told those present about St. David who had lived in the 6th century and about the monasteries he founded which bear his name and are located some 60 km from Tbilisi.
With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Bishop Augustine of Gorodets and Vetluga was on a visit to Serbia for a field meeting of the Izborsk Club.
The meeting took place after the All-Night Vigil celebrated in the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka in Moscow.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine, the following message of greetings on the commemoration day of his heavenly patron saint.
The chairman of the Department for the External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, has sent the following message of greetings to His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine, on his saint’s day
Participating in the session were Metropolitan Polykarpos of Spain and Portugal (Patriarchate of Constantinople), Bishop Luke of Western Europe (Serbian Patriarchate), and Bishop Timotei of Spain and Portugal (Patriarchate of Romania).
Bishop Jovan of Slavonia, the Serbian Orthodox Church visited Moscow on 12-17 March 2015 with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, sent a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, expressing gratitude for brotherly Christian love and Abraham’s hospitality according him during his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church.
After the evening service, Metropolitan Hilarion and members of the delegation met with Archimandrite Nathanael, hegumen of the abode.
In the evening of March 11, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, who was visiting Mount Athos with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, arrived in the Vatopedi Monastery
Prayers were said in Arabic, English, Church Slavonic and Greek.
To His Holiness Neofit, Metropolitan of Sofia, Patriarch of Bulgaria
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria on the second anniversary of his enthronement.
His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, completed his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church.
On February 22, 2015, the Sunday of Forgiveness, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, and His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. After the service, the Patriarch Kirill…