On 24 May 2018, the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius Equal-to-the-Apostles and Teachers of the Slavs, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
The prize is granted “For the Outstanding Activities in Strengthening the Unity of the Orthodox Christian Nations. For Upholding and Promoting Christian Values in the Life of Society.”
‘Today the martyred Ukrainian Church – at the place where the Holy Prince Vladimir baptized the people of Holy Rus’ – is profaned by the schismatics’ sacrilege, violence and bloodshed’, His Holiness Patriarch Irenaeus of Serbia stressed.
Patriarch Kirill underscored the significance of the contribution made by Patriarch Irenaeus and the whole Serbian Church to the unity of Orthodoxy, saying, ‘We will honour you as a prize-winner, and on the eve of this event I would like to meet you to exchange opinions concerning some important matters’.
The participants in the meeting discussed various issues pertaining to the life of the Japanese Orthodox Church.
Various issues pertaining to bilateral cooperation, pan-Orthodox agenda and inter-confessional relations were discussed.
On 5 May 2018, as part of the commemorative events marking the 95th anniversary of the exodus of the First Army Corps of General Vrangel’s Russian Army from Turkey, a delegation of St Andrew Foundation, led by Mr. Vladimir Yakunin, visited the Patriarchate of Constantinople and met with Metropolitan Elpidophoros…
On May 6, 2018, the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), who is on a working trip to the Holy Land at the instruction of Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, took part in…
On May 9, 2018, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch, received in audience at his Lebanese residence in the Balamand Monastery, the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, who had come to Lebanon with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch…
Pan-Orthodox topics, issues pertaining to bilateral cooperation and interconfessional relations were discussed.