The celebrations in Loveč took place on May 11, the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius in Bulgaria.
On 2 May 2015, the commemoration day of the Holy Prince Boris (in Holy Baptism Michael), Equal-to-the-Apostles, the celebrations marking the 1150th anniversary of the Baptism of Bulgaria began in the city of Pliska, old capital of the Bulgarian Kingdom.
On 1-3 May 2015, members of the Committee of the Representatives of Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU) gathered in Athens at the invitation of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Greece to hold an annual meeting which this year was dedicated to “The Role of the…
His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, arrived in Varna on May 1, 2015, at the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Neophytos of Bulgaria, for the celebrations marking the 1150th anniversary of the Baptism of Bulgaria.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Secretary General of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit.
Metropolitan Hilarion thanked Georgian archpastors for the efforts undertaken for strengthening relations between the Russian and Georgian Orthodox Churches in science and education and wished Metropolitan Nicholas success in defending his thesis.
Metropolitan Niphon of Philippople, representative of the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow representation of the Church of Antioch with a special prayer for the two abducted Christian hierarchs – Metropolitan Paul of Aleppo…
On 12 April 2015, the feast of the Radiant 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.
"The miracle of the Resurrection of our Saviour is an immutable truth of the Christian faith, an inexhaustible source of love, the foundation of our hope for the future resurrection of all, and the fulfilment of the promise to become heirs of the Heavenly Kingdom..."
"I prayerfully beseech of the risen Christ that he fill your heart with Paschal joy and grant his unfailing aid in your lofty Primatial ministry."
The Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for preparing documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church completed its third session at the Orthodox Center in Chambesy, Switzerland.
The Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for preparing documents for a Pan-Orthodox Council began its 3d session at the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s Orthodox center in Chambesy.
Rector of the church, archpriest Ioann Kaleda told those present about St. David who had lived in the 6th century and about the monasteries he founded which bear his name and are located some 60 km from Tbilisi.
With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Bishop Augustine of Gorodets and Vetluga was on a visit to Serbia for a field meeting of the Izborsk Club.
The meeting took place after the All-Night Vigil celebrated in the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka in Moscow.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine, the following message of greetings on the commemoration day of his heavenly patron saint.
The chairman of the Department for the External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, has sent the following message of greetings to His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine, on his saint’s day
Participating in the session were Metropolitan Polykarpos of Spain and Portugal (Patriarchate of Constantinople), Bishop Luke of Western Europe (Serbian Patriarchate), and Bishop Timotei of Spain and Portugal (Patriarchate of Romania).
Bishop Jovan of Slavonia, the Serbian Orthodox Church visited Moscow on 12-17 March 2015 with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, sent a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, expressing gratitude for brotherly Christian love and Abraham’s hospitality according him during his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church.