Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to the 1st Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy
On June 26, the opening of the 21st Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy took place in the State Duma under the theme “Parliamentary Democracy – Orthodoxy: Values and Meanings”. Below is the address to the Assembly by the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’ department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of…
Metropolitan Hilarion: We pray to all saints in the Russian land for the spiritual unity of Holy Russia
On June 22, the commemoration day of All the Saints Who Shone in the Russian Land, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka, Moscow.
On 17 June 2014, archpriest Nikolai Balashov, vice-chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje and Niksic, who is leading a group of Orthodox clerics and laymen from Montenegro in their pilgrimage to the Russian Orthodox Church.