Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to His Holiness and Beatitude Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II of All Georgia on the anniversary of his Primatial ministry.
With the blessing of the UOC Primate, the delegation members are undertaking a pilgrimage to the holy sites of Cyprus, meeting with clergy and hierarchs of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus and learning about the life of Orthodox Christians in this land.
On 18th December 2019, a meeting of the commission for acceptance of decoration works at the Church of St. Sava in Vračar took place at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Belgrade.
In his commentary to TASS News Agency, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, focused on the decision of the Supreme Court of Ukraine on illegibility of the renaming of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated the Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church on his Name Day.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to the Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church on the occasion of his Name Day.
After the service, Archbishop Leonid greeted all those present, congratulated them on the anniversary of the liberation of Pleven and wished them peace and prosperity.
On 9 December 2019, a conference on the ro9le of the Orthodox Church in the liberation of Bulgaria after the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78 took place at the Museum of History in Pleven, Bulgaria.
The delegation accompanying His Beatitude on his visit included Archbishop David of Sitka and Alaska; Archimandrite Andrei (Hoarşte), bishop-elect of Cleveland, auxiliary to the archbishop of the Romanian Episcopate; Archpriest Alexander Rentel, chancellor of the OCA; Archpriest Daniel Andrejuk, rector of the OCA Representation in Moscow; and Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak,…
In his welcome remarks Metropolitan Hilarion underscored the labours of Father Daniel as the first rector of the Representation and wished him good and strong health, God’s aid in his labours and many years of life.