Inter-Orthodox relations

26.05.2017 22:00

Patriarch Irenaeus of Serbia describes amendments proposed to Ukrainian law as discriminatory towards the faithful of the canonical Church

Patriarch Irenaeus of Serbia describes amendments proposed to Ukrainian law as discriminatory towards the faithful of the canonical Church In connection with the Ukrainian Supreme Rada’s plan to consider two bills, one of which creates prerequisites for illegal capture of churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church while the other grants the state the broadest possible powers to control her internal life, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All…
23.05.2017 12:02

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch condemns attempts to adopt at Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada the bills directed against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch condemns attempts to adopt at Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada the bills directed against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Russian) В ответ на обращение Предстоятеля Русской Православной Церкви в связи с подготовленными к рассмотрению в Верховной Раде Украины проектами законов № 4128 и № 4511, которые предусматривают введение дискриминационных норм в отношении канонической Украинской Православной Церкви, Блаженнейший Патриарх Великой Антиохии и всего Востока Иоанн X направил Патриарху Кириллу послание.
18.05.2017 17:45

Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia hopes anti-church bills will be withdrawn from Supreme Rada agenda

Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia hopes anti-church bills will be withdrawn from Supreme Rada agenda His Beatitude Rostislav, Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, has appealed to Ukrainian President P. Poroshenko and Supreme Rada Chairman A. Parubii, expressing profound concern for the planned adoption of anti-church Bills No. 4128 and No. 4511.
18.05.2017 14:44

Hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church attend celebrations in memory of St. Basil of Ostrog in Montenegro

Hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church attend celebrations in memory of St. Basil of Ostrog in Montenegro With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the head of the Central Asia Metropolis, Metropolitan Vikenty of Tashkent and Uzbekistan, arrived on May 10, 2017, in the Serbian Orthodox Church’s diocese of Budimlja and Niksic.
15.05.2017 18:31

DECR chairman concelebrates Divine Liturgy with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington

DECR chairman concelebrates Divine Liturgy with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington The DECR chairman thanked Metropolitan Tikhon for the invitation to visit St. Nicholas Cathedral and concelebrate the Divine Liturgy there.
15.05.2017 17:34

Metropolitan Hilarion presides over All-Night Vigil in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia’s Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Washington

Metropolitan Hilarion presides over All-Night Vigil in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia’s Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Washington On May 13, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), celebrated All-Night Vigil at the St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, the parish founded in September 1949 by St. John the Wonderworker of Shanghai.
14.05.2017 16:47

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada On 13 May 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations DECR), head of the Russian Orthodox Church delegation to the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians, met with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada.
11.05.2017 22:49

World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians begins its work in Washington

World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians begins its work in Washington On 10 May 2017, the World Summit of Christian Leaders in Defense of Persecuted Christians opened in Washington, USA. The conference organized by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association brought together representatives of various Christian confessions from over 135 countries.
10.05.2017 23:03

Committee of Representatives of Orthodox Churches to the European Union meet in Brussels

Committee of Representatives of Orthodox Churches to the European Union meet in Brussels On May 3, 2017, the Committee of Representatives of Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU) met at the Patriarchate of Constantinople representation to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium. The committee was set up in March 2010 to promote cooperation and coordination of actions by representatives of Orthodox Churches in…
09.05.2017 21:06

Hierarchs of the Moscow Patriarchate take part in the consecration of Russian church in Cyprus

Hierarchs of the Moscow Patriarchate take part in the consecration of Russian church in Cyprus On 1 May 2017, in the city of Episkopion (Archdiocese of Tamasos of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus), the rite of consecration of the Russian Church of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called and All the Saints Who Shone Forth in the Russian Land was performed.
09.05.2017 13:47

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Metropolitan Niphon with 40th anniversary of his ministry as representative of the Patriarch of Antioch to the Patriarch of Moscow

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Metropolitan Niphon with 40th anniversary of his ministry as representative of the Patriarch of Antioch to the Patriarch of Moscow The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church congratulated Metropolitan Niphon of Philipopolis on the 40th anniversary of his ministry as representative of the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
25.04.2017 12:10

During Bright Week, Christians in Syria receive humanitarian aid from Russia

During Bright Week, Christians in Syria receive humanitarian aid from Russia During Bright Week, humanitarian aid and gifts came from Russia to people in Maharda, one of the largest Christian cities in Syria and the native city of His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IV of Antioch. There are some 23 thousand people living in the city, predominantly Orthodox believers.
18.04.2017 23:38

Patriarch Kirill attends Easter reception at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Patriarch Kirill attends Easter reception at Ministry of Foreign Affairs The event was attended by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was welcomed by Russia’s minister of foreign affairs Sergey Lavrov.
17.04.2017 22:40

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Archbishop Jeremiah of Wroclaw and Szczecin

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Archbishop Jeremiah of Wroclaw and Szczecin His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a message of condolences to His Beatitude Sava, Metropolitan of Warsaw and All Poland, over the demise of Archbishop Jeremiah of Wroclaw and Szczecin, a hierarch of the Polish Orthodox Church.
17.04.2017 22:39

DECR chairman expresses condolences over the demise of Archbishop Jeremiah of Wroclaw and Szczecin, a hierarch of the Polish Orthodox Church

DECR chairman expresses condolences over the demise of Archbishop Jeremiah of Wroclaw and Szczecin, a hierarch of the Polish Orthodox Church Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, has sent His Beatitude Sava, Metropolitan of Warsaw and All Poland, a message expressing condolences over the demise of Archbishop Jeremiah of Wroclaw and Szczecin. Below is the full text of the message.
16.04.2017 20:43

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Paschal Great Vespers at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Paschal Great Vespers at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour On 16 April 2017, the feast day of the Bright 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.
16.04.2017 10:01

Paschal greeting of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches

Paschal greeting of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent greetings with the feast of the Bright Resurrection of Church to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches
16.04.2017 10:00

DECR chairman congratulates Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches on the Passover of Christ

DECR chairman congratulates Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches on the Passover of Christ Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sent the following greeting with the Resurrection of Christ
08.04.2017 14:31

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of Serbian Orthodox Church with Krsna Slava

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of Serbian Orthodox Church with Krsna Slava His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to the Archbishop of Peć and Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, on the day of his Krsna Slava – that is how the commemoration day of a family’s patron saint…
08.04.2017 14:30

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on Krsna Slava

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on Krsna Slava Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church on his Krsna Slava.
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