His Holiness added that cooperation between the church and the state has been developing in the sphere of relations with servicemen, police and penitentiary institutions of the country.
“For almost four years, the whole Russian Orthodox Church has been lifting up to the Altar of God the Almighty its ardent prayers for the cessation of the bloody confrontation in the territory of Ukraine,” His Holiness Patriarch Kirill said in his address at the Bishops’ Council of 2017.
“Today it is evident that a part of society will negatively react to that which is happening in the Church, and that this will be reflected in the media,” His Holiness Patriarch Kirill emphasized in his presentation at the Episcopal Council on 29th November 2017.
Mission in social networks requires special attention, said His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in his speech at the Episcopal Council on 29th November 2017.
The First Hierarch reminded listeners that in the information sphere the most important task is “to fill the information expanse with reliable facts on Church ministry, at the centre of which is the preaching of Christ and pastoral responses to the challenges of the modern-day world” (Acts of the Episcopal…
In his address at the Bishops’ Council that opened in Moscow on 29 November 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia focused, among other things, on the preparation of the Catechesis of the Russian Orthodox Church.
As His Holiness Patriarch Kirill noted in his address, the opposition to sects is yet another sphere of missionary work that requires Church-wide systematic approach.
As His Holiness Patriarch Kirill mentioned in his address on 29 November 2017, the Bishops’ Council of 2013 outlined several major spheres of missionary work – these are the so-called “inland” mission, the counter-sectarian work and the mission among indigenous minorities.
One of the topics raised by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church in his address at the Bishops’ Council that began its work on 29 November 2017 at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, was religious education, and Sunday schools in particular.
In his address at the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia raised the topic of theology as a science and theological education.