(Russian) 26 января 2014 года Блаженнейший Патриарх Великой Антиохии и всего Востока Иоанн Х и Святейший Патриарх Московский и всея Руси Кирилл выступили с совместным обращением по ситуации в Сирии.
On 25 January 2014, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St Daniel’s Monastery, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East, who is currently visiting the Russian Orthodox Church.
The members of the delegation visited one of the hospitals which provide treatment to the people injured during the hostilities, and the orphanage which accommodated the orphans who had lived in the Convent of St Thecla in Maaloula before its seizure by the militants.
On January 19, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. George’s of the Orthodox Church of Antioch in Mexico City.
The event was opened by Russian Ambassador A. Chepurin. He noted that the last year was full of contacts between the Russian and Serbian Orthodox Churches.
On January 17, 2014, a solemn celebration was held at St. Peter’s of the Mexican Metropolis of the Patriarchate of Antioch on the occasion of the name-day of Metropolitan Anthony of Mexico, Central America, Venezuela and the Caribbean Islands (Patriarchate of Antioch).
On January 16, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, while on a working visit to Mexico, met with the Orthodox Church of Antioch’s hierarchs serving in Latin American countries.
On January 15, 2014, the commemoration day of St. Seraphim of Sarov, Archbishop Damaskinos of Johannesburg and Pretoria (Orthodox Church of Alexandria) celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh in Johannesburg.
On 15th January 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), currently on a visit to Mexico with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met with Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Carlos Alberto de Icaza…
At Bento Juarez international airport he was met by Archbishop Justinian, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in the USA, Bishop Alexis of Mexico (Orthodox Church in America), Russian ambassador E. Malayan, clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church in Mexico and the USA and Russian diplomats in Mexico City.