Inter-Orthodox relations

25.07.2017 11:00

Hierarchs of Local Orthodox Churches express support for canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Hierarchs of Local Orthodox Churches express support for canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church Support for the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and its Primate, His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, has been expressed by representatives of Local Orthodox Churches who came on July 23, 2017, to Kiev.
20.07.2017 13:55

St. Sergius Metochion opened in Jerusalem

St. Sergius Metochion opened in Jerusalem With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, arrived in Jerusalem to take part in the opening ceremony.
12.07.2017 23:08

Patronal feast celebrated at the Moscow Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Patronal feast celebrated at the Moscow Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Niphon of Philippopolis, representative of the Patriarchate of Antioch to the Moscow Patriarchate, officiated at the Divine Liturgy in the Church of Ss. Peter and Paul on Yauza.
29.06.2017 15:49

24th General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy convened in Rome

24th General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy convened in Rome On 26-27 June 2017, the 24th General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy held its working sessions in Rome, Italy. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, took part in…
26.06.2017 13:03

Roundtable discussion of joint humanitarian initiatives of the Russian religious communities takes place in Beirut

Roundtable discussion of joint humanitarian initiatives of the Russian religious communities takes place in Beirut On 23 June 2017, members of the working group for rendering humanitarian aid to the population of Syria of Russia’s Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations arrived in Beirut to hold consultations with representatives of the Syrian and Lebanese religious communities.
22.06.2017 12:26

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

Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union meets in Brussels On 21 June 2017, Hegumen Philip (Ryabykh), representative of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Council of Europe and acting representative of the Russian Orthodox Church to the European international organizations, took part in a session of the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU).
21.06.2017 20:25

Metropolitan Hilarion congratulated on 30th anniversary of his ministry

Metropolitan Hilarion congratulated on 30th anniversary of his ministry On June 21, 2017, the day of the 30th anniversary of his ministry, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of the…
20.06.2017 17:49

His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem expresses support to Ukrainian Orthodox Church

His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem expresses support to Ukrainian Orthodox Church His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine sent a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia concerning the situation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
16.06.2017 20:59

Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church visits the Republic of Korea

Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church visits the Republic of Korea Archbishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administrative secretariat and administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in the countries of East and Southeast Asia arrived in Seoul visited the Republic of Korea on June 15-16, 2017.
15.06.2017 11:33

DECR chairman expressed condolences over demise of a senior hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch

DECR chairman expressed condolences over demise of a senior hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch On 14 June 2017 a senior hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, Metropolitan Antonio of Mexico, Venezuela, Central America and the Caribbean passed away.
13.06.2017 10:05

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople on his Nameday

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople on his Nameday Congratulatory message reads as follows
13.06.2017 10:04

DECR chairman greets His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople with his Nameday

DECR chairman greets His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople with his Nameday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople with his Nameday:
06.06.2017 22:40

Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem condemns actions aimed against canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem condemns actions aimed against canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church As was reported earlier, the Ukrainian Supreme Rada was to consider Bills No. 4128 and No. 4511.
29.05.2017 19:13

Representative of the Patriarch of Antioch to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia is awarded by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Representative of the Patriarch of Antioch to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia is awarded by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Russian) Митрополит Филиппопольский Нифон удостоен награждения нагрудным знаком «За взаимодействие» во внимание к «значительному вкладу в развитие традиционно дружественных российско-арабских связей».
29.05.2017 16:51

Russian Orthodox bishop takes part in the blessing of a church in the village of Bajčetina in Serbia

Russian Orthodox bishop takes part in the blessing of a church in the village of Bajčetina in Serbia On 27 May 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Ioann of Belgorod and Stary Oskol arrived in Serbia to participate in the celebrations led by His Holiness Patriarch Irenej of Serbia.
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…
24.05.2017 7:52

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria underscores the anti-church nature of bills Nos 4128 and 4511 to be considered by Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria underscores the anti-church nature of bills Nos 4128 and 4511 to be considered by Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine His Beatitude Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa sent a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in connection with the upcoming consideration by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of bills targeting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
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.
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