Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated the Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on the commemoration day of his heavenly patron, Holy Martyr Neophytos.
On 18-19 January 2020, the celebrations commemorating the Baptism of the Lord were held at the Damascus representation of the Russian Orthodox Church.
On 17 January 2020, the cathedral choir of the Metropolis of Stara Zagora, Bulgarian Patriarchate, gave a performance at the Moscow House of Music as part of the 10th Moscow Christmas Festival of church music. It was conducted by Metropolitan Cyprian of Stara Zagora, Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
On 7 January 2020, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, during his visit to Syria, visited the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Dormition in Damascus.
In the evening of January 7, 2020, the feast of the Nativity of the Lord God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Great Compline at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent Christmas greetings
Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Christmas greetings
In the end of 2019, the Parliament of Montenegro adopted a law “On Freedom of Faith and Beliefs and Legal Status of Religious Communities”, whereby all the religious edifices that had been built before 1918, are to be transferred for ownership to the state. The clergy and laity of Montenegro…
On 26th December 2019, at its session held in Moscow, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church gave consideration to the consequences of the recognition by the Primate of the Patriarchate of Alexandria of the schismatic structure acting in Ukraine.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church congratulated His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia on the anniversary of his enthronement.