On September 27, 2016, the Day of the Elevation of the Honorable and Life-giving Cross of the Lord, His Beatitude Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Saint Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York.
On 16 September 2016, the 14th plenary session of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church began its work in Chieti, Italy.
Metropolitan Aristarkh of Kemerovo and Prokopyevsk, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the Serbian Orthodox Church and took part in events marking the 75th anniversary of the tragedy in Jasenovac.
At the conclusion of the service, when the bells tolled 15 times, those present in the church observed a minute of silence to commemorate the victims of the terror attacks, the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church reports.
On 10 September 2016, a group of pilgrims from the Voronezh metropolia visited the holy sites in Sofia and met with His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria. The Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church received at his residence Metropolitan Sergy of Voronezh and Liski, Bishop Andrei of Rossosh and Ostrogozhsk,…
On 3-7 September 2016, within the framework of the Year of Religious Education of the Christian Orthodox Youth, declared by the Romanian Orthodox Church, a theological congress was held in Bucharest.
On September 1, 2016, during his official visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Rostislav, Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of St. John the Theologian in St. Petersburg Theological Academy and Seminary.
On August 31, 2016, His Beatitude Rostislav, Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, who is on an official visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, visited monasteries and churches in the Metropolia of St. Petersburg.
From August 20 to 30, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), was on a working visit to Belgrade, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
On August 29, 2016, His Beatitude Rostislav, Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia arrived from St. Petersburg to Valamo Island.
On August 28, 2016, the Day of the Dormition, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russian and His Beatitude Metropolitan Rostislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarch Cathedral of the Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin.
On 27 August 2016, the eve of the feast of the Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia celebrated the All-Night Vigil at the Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia.
On 27 August 2016, His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, while on official visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, visited the Laura of the Holy Trinity and St Sergius.
On 26 August 2016, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St Daniel’s Monastery, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, who is paying an official visit to the Russian Orthodox Church.
On 26 August 2016, His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia arrived in Moscow.
On August 24, 2016, four lesser cupolas were installed in a solemn ceremony on the Cathedral of the Trinity under construction on the Branley Embankment in Paris.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent a message to His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, in which he expressed his condolences over the terrorist attack committed in Gaziantep.
On 18 August 2016, the commemoration day of St John of Rila, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrated the 1070th anniversary of the his holy demise.
At the church gates the DECR chairman was met by Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and clerics of his metropolia. Metropolitan Hilarion proceeded to the church wherein a thanksgiving was said.
The hierarchs noted the fruitful development of relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church.