During a meeting with journalists, which took place at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, the DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk told them about the meeting of the primates of the Church of Constantinople and the Russian Orthodox Church.
On August 31, 2018, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, arrived in Istanbul. The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church visited the Patriarchate of Constantinople, where, accompanied by Metropolitans Emmanuel of France and Bartholomew of Smyrna, as well as Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow…
Participating in the meeting were Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), Archpriest Nikolay Balashov, DECR vice-chairman, and members of the Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.
Patriarch Kirill visited the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George in Phanar. Then Patriarchs Bartholomew and Kirill began their meeting at the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s Throne Hall.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences over the death of pilgrims in the bus accident in Bulgaria. As the result of the tragedy that occurred near the Iskar Gorge, not far from the town of Svoge, 16 people died and 27 were injured.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of condolences to His Holiness Patriarch Neophytos, Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, over the bus crash that had claimed the lives of the pilgrims returning from the Monastery of Seven Altars.
The 19th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America was held from July 23 6to 27, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri.
With a blessing of His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, and in compliance with the Holy Synod Resolution of June 14, 2018, a pilgrim group of the Russian Orthodox Church visited Holy Mount on August 7-10 to participate in the celebrations held on the day of the…
His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, and His Holiness Bartholomew, Patriarch of Constantinople, are to meet on August 31, 2018, in Istanbul.
His Beatitude Theodoros, Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, came to Moscow for the 1030th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’ and spent in Russia more than one day. He spoke about his visit, the view held by one of the oldest and largest Local Orthodox Churches in the world…