In the evening of July 26, 2015, after the Russian Field concert, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia attended the reception given by the Moscow mayor at the Catherine the Great Hall of the Grand Palace in Tsaritsyno.
This year the Festival is dedicated to the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles.
The holy relics of St Seraphim of Sarov were taken out to the court of the Metropolia of Sofia for public veneration.
During their long talk, the sides discussed a wide range of issues concerning inter-church cooperation in the preparations for a Pan-Orthodox Council planned to take place in 2016, as well as other topics on the agenda of bilateral relations between the Patriarchates of Constantinople and Moscow.
June 26-29, 2015 – the Greek Orthodox Church Metropolia of Veria held its annual events devoted to St. Paul.
On 17 June 2015, the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) housed a joint meeting of the representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church and a Holy Kinot’s special commission on the preparation for the 1000th anniversary of Russian monasticism on the Holy Mountain of Athos.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to the Primate of the Georgian Orthodox Church, people and leaders of Georgia over the flood that has caused victims and destruction.
Heads of Orthodox Churches’ representations to the European Union met in Brussels for a working meeting with the participation of the secretary-general of the European Federation of Catholic Families Associations, Anna Maria Hildingsson.
After the service the congregation was entertained at the monastery yard and all those who wished to extend congratulations to His Holiness could do it.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia received a delegation of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem at the patriarchal residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery. The delegation included Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina and Archbishop Theophylactos of Jordan.
On June 2, 2015, His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, began his pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
The liturgy was celebrated in Greek and Church Slavonic.
On June 3, 2015, the Day of Ss Constantine and Helen, their memory was celebrated by the church dedicated to them in the Russian General Consulate summer residence at Buyukdere near Istanbul.
The delegation arrived in Lebanon after their trip to Syria bringing humanitarian aid of food stuffs and medicines.
The delegation led by D. Sablin, a member of the Russian Federation Council, was in Syria from May 25-28.
A seminar organized by a mixed human rights working group of the Conference of European Church in cooperation with representatives of international organizations in Brussels took place on May 25-29, 2015, in the People’s University in Hagaberg, Sweden.
On the Day of Ss Cyril and Methodius, the guests from the Patriarchate of Constantinople concelebrated the Divine Liturgy together with the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, an assembly of the Moscow Patriarchate bishops and clergy and representatives of other Local Orthodox Churches at the Cathedral Church of Christ…
A delegation consisting of Russian parliamentarians and representatives of public organizations arrived in Syria to deliver humanitarian aid, such as food stuffs and medical supplies, to this war-torn country.
On 24 May 2015, Name Day of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a thanksgiving was said at the holy relics of St Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Teacher of the Slavs, in the Basilica of St Clement in Rome.
On 24 May 2015, the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Teachers of the Slavs (name day of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia), and the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church met with a delegation of the…