To His Holiness Neofit, Metropolitan of Sofia, Patriarch of Bulgaria
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria on the second anniversary of his enthronement.
His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, completed his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church.
On February 22, 2015, the Sunday of Forgiveness, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, and His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. After the service, the Patriarch Kirill…
On 22 February 2015, Cheesefare Sunday, remembrance of Adam’s expulsion from Paradise (Sunday of Forgiveness), commemoration of the finding of the relics of St Innocent the Bishop of Irkutsk and of the relics of St Tikhon the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great…
The prize is awarded ‘in recognition of outstanding work to strengthen the unity of Orthodox nations, to assert and promote Christian values in the life of society’.
On 20 February 2015, the Ad Hoc Inter-Orthodox Commission for the Preparation of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church completed its second session, which had begun on February 15, at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy (Switzerland).
On February 20, 2015, His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch met with the head of the Russian foreign policy departments, Mr. Sergey Lavrov.
His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East arrived in Moscow.
The Ad Hoc Inter-Orthodox Commission for the Preparation of the Pan-Orthodox Council will continue its work until 21 February 2015, at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy near Geneva.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following message of greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa on the occasion of the day of his patron saint
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, sent a message to His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, congratulating His Beatitude on his Name Day.
The commission established by the Primates of Local Orthodox Churches at their meeting on March 6-9, 2014, in Istanbul, will continue the work to edit draft documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church.
The working group for preparing dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church met on February 9-13, 2015, at the Coptic Church’s conference center at Madinat An Nasr in Cairo.
On 15 February 2015, Metropolitan Domitian of Vidin celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Worker, Metochion of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia in Sofia.
The delegation is led by Metropolitan Longin of Saratov and Volsk. He is accompanied by the Rev. Alexander Chebotarev and Mr. A. Perepelitsyn.
After the Liturgy, Metropolitan Longin, a graduate from the Theological Faculty of the University of Sofia greeted the worshippers and congratulated them on the commemoration day of the late Archbishop Seraphim. He believes that Archbishop Seraphim has become a national saint, like St. John of Rila.
At the airport the guests were met by a welcoming party led by Metropolitan John of Varna and Veliki Preslav, Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
On behalf of the Primate of the Serbian Church, Bishop Anthony warmly greeted Archbishop Jovan, congratulating him on his release from prison and wishing him a good stay in St Petersburg and recovery.
On February 10, 2013, while on a visit to Egypt, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin met with His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa.