On November 24, 2015, the presentation of the book ‘A Servant of God’ devoted to the life and work of His Holiness Iliya II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, took place at the St. Tikhon Orthodox University of the Humanities (STOUH).
A presentation of ‘Orthodox Encyclopedia’ took place at the 60th International Book Fair in Belgrade as part of the events devoted to the publishing work of the Russian Orthodox Church. A meeting with the authors of the edition took place on October 30.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent the following greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem with the 10th anniversary of his enthronement.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulates His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem with the 10th anniversary of his enthronement.
On 19 November 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church relations (DECR), met with His Excellency Gobran Bassil, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lebanese Republic.
On 18 November 2015, a round table on Prince Vladimir and Russia’s Civilization Choice took place at Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies.
The International research and practical conference, “Prince Vladimir. Choice of Civilization” opened at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies in Moscow on November 18, 2015. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia presided at the opening ceremony.
Metropolitan Nikolai of Ahalkalaki and Kumurdoi, the Georgian Orthodox Church, currently on a visit to Moscow attended the 3rd Readings ‘Russia-Georgia. Dialogue of Cultures” sponsored by the Andrei Rublev Central Museum of Ancient Russian Culture and Art.
Archpriest Vitaly Tarasjev, rector of the representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade, celebrated requiem service for the Russian soldiers killed in World War I.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following congratulatory message to His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of New Justiniana and All Cyprus, on the occasion of an anniversary of his enthronement and his Nameday
With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, Father Thomas Dits of the Monastery of the All-Merciful Saviour in Moscow, was on a visit to Turkey from October 26 to November 8, 2015, for holding catechetical talks with…
On November 7, the day of St. Raphael of Brooklyn, the head of the Archdiocese of Antioch in the USA, Metropolitan Joseph, celebrated matins and the Divine Liturgy at the Archdiocese’s cathedral in Brooklyn.
Film of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, ‘A Pastor’s Way’, about life path of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia was presented at the 60th International Belgrade Book Fair held in Belgrade on October 25-November 1.
On November 2-4, 2015, the forum was held in Tirana, Albania, under the theme ‘Discrimination, Persecution, Martyrdom: Following Christ Together.’
On October 26, 2015, the 3d Moscow International forum ‘Religion and Peace’ took place under the theme ‘The Role of Religion in the Modern World’. It was organized by the Moscow Government and the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations.
On October 27, 2015, His Holiness Neophytos, Patriarch of Bulgaria, received a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church, led by Archbishop Innocent of Vilnius and Lithuania.
A prayer at the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Syria for peace in this longsuffering land marked the beginning of a visit of a delegation of the Russian parliamentarians and representatives of the Military Brotherhood Veterans Organization to Syria.
The All-Night Vigil and the Divine Liturgy were celebrated on October 21 and 22 at the Church of the Intercession at the Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos by Metropolitan Yevlogy of Vladimir and Suzdal, Metropolitan Sergy of Ternopol and Kremenets, Metropolitan Kirill of Stavropol and Nevinnomyssk and…
On October 20-21, 2015, the 9th Orthodoxy-Judaism Academic Consultation took place in Athens, Greece. The conference was organized by the Patriarchate of Constantinople and the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and dated to the 25th anniversary of the Greece-Israel diplomatic relations.
During the session which took place on 22 October 2015 under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church considered a number of issues pertaining to the sphere of external church relations.