On 17 June 2015, the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) housed a joint meeting of the representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church and a Holy Kinot’s special commission on the preparation for the 1000th anniversary of Russian monasticism on the Holy Mountain of Athos.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to the Primate of the Georgian Orthodox Church, people and leaders of Georgia over the flood that has caused victims and destruction.
Heads of Orthodox Churches’ representations to the European Union met in Brussels for a working meeting with the participation of the secretary-general of the European Federation of Catholic Families Associations, Anna Maria Hildingsson.
After the service the congregation was entertained at the monastery yard and all those who wished to extend congratulations to His Holiness could do it.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia received a delegation of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem at the patriarchal residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery. The delegation included Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina and Archbishop Theophylactos of Jordan.
On June 2, 2015, His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, began his pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
The liturgy was celebrated in Greek and Church Slavonic.
On June 3, 2015, the Day of Ss Constantine and Helen, their memory was celebrated by the church dedicated to them in the Russian General Consulate summer residence at Buyukdere near Istanbul.
The delegation arrived in Lebanon after their trip to Syria bringing humanitarian aid of food stuffs and medicines.
The delegation led by D. Sablin, a member of the Russian Federation Council, was in Syria from May 25-28.
A seminar organized by a mixed human rights working group of the Conference of European Church in cooperation with representatives of international organizations in Brussels took place on May 25-29, 2015, in the People’s University in Hagaberg, Sweden.
On the Day of Ss Cyril and Methodius, the guests from the Patriarchate of Constantinople concelebrated the Divine Liturgy together with the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, an assembly of the Moscow Patriarchate bishops and clergy and representatives of other Local Orthodox Churches at the Cathedral Church of Christ…
A delegation consisting of Russian parliamentarians and representatives of public organizations arrived in Syria to deliver humanitarian aid, such as food stuffs and medical supplies, to this war-torn country.
On 24 May 2015, Name Day of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a thanksgiving was said at the holy relics of St Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Teacher of the Slavs, in the Basilica of St Clement in Rome.
On 24 May 2015, the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Teachers of the Slavs (name day of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia), and the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church met with a delegation of the…
Concelebrating were His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church; Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna, Patriarchal vicar for Moscow diocese; Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, Chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate; Metropolitan Pavel of Minsk and Zaslavl, Patriarchal Exarch of All…
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.