On August 24, 2016, four lesser cupolas were installed in a solemn ceremony on the Cathedral of the Trinity under construction on the Branley Embankment in Paris.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent a message to His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, in which he expressed his condolences over the terrorist attack committed in Gaziantep.
On 18 August 2016, the commemoration day of St John of Rila, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrated the 1070th anniversary of the his holy demise.
At the church gates the DECR chairman was met by Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and clerics of his metropolia. Metropolitan Hilarion proceeded to the church wherein a thanksgiving was said.
The hierarchs noted the fruitful development of relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church.
The book was published by the Metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Sofia to mark the 50th birthday of Metropolitan Hilarion.
On July 26, 2016, the Day of the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of St. Gabriel, the Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church of Antioch.
On June 24, 2016, the commemoration day of the Holy Princess Olga Equal-to-the-Apostles, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka.
On July 22, 2016, a festive night devoted to the 50th birthday of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI) and chairman of the Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission, took…
It is the first book in the series of six volumes entitled “Jesus Christ. Life and Teaching.” The series will be continued by the following books: “Sermon on the Mount,” “Miracles of Jesus,” “Parables of Jesus,” “The Lamb of God. Jesus in the Gospel of John,” and “Death and Resurrection.”
The participants in the session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, held under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on 15 July 2016, considered the Council of the Primates and hierarchs of ten Local Orthodox Churches, which took place from June…
On 12 July 2016, the commemoration day of the Holy Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Church of Ss…
On July 8, 2016, the eve of the Day of the Tikvin Icon of the Mother of God, the chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, celebrated All-Night Vigil at the Cathedral of the Assumption at the Assumption Monastery of Our Lady of Tikhvin.
In his letter to the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople expressed condolences upon the tragic events on Syamozero in Karelia involving the death of fourteen people including thirteen children. The search for one more child continues.
The Round Table on ‘Why the Council on Crete has not become a Pan-Orthodox Council?’ took place at the ‘Russia Today’ International Multimedia Press Centre on June 17, 2016.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a message to the Primates and representative of Local Orthodox Churches who have assembled in the Island of Crete.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk gave an interview to the RIA Novosti.
The landmark meeting of the heads of all Orthodox Christian churches could be postponed as five out of 14 churches have pulled out. The head of external relations at the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion, explains the situation to RT.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has greeted His Beatitude Heronymos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, on the occasion of his Name Day.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) greeted His Beatitude, Archbishop Hieronymos of Athens and All Greece on the occasion of his Name Day.