On 23 January 2010, a delegation from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological seminary (New York, USA) took part in the All-Night Vigil at the Church of the "Joy to All Afflicted" Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Str., Moscow. Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate…
The academic council of the Sts Cyril and Methodius Graduate and Doctoral School, at its meeting on December 29, chaired by Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, summed up the School’s first term.
On 29 December 2009, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the Russian Academy of State Service under the President of the Russian Federation (RASS), where he, together with the rector V. Yegorov, signed an agreement on cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the RASS.
At its meeting on 25 December 2009, the Holy Synod made a number of decisions concerning the external work of the Russian Orthodox Church. The 2010 DECR work plan as presented by the DECR chairman was approved.
Archbishop Hilarion, who is a privat-docent of the University of Fribourg, told his colleagues from Fribourg about the work of Sts Cyril and Methodius’s Post-Graduate and Doctoral School which he was appointed to lead in March 2009.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, speaking at the meeting of rectors of the Russian Orthodox Church’s theological schools, which took place on November 13 at the Church of Christ the Saviour, pointed to the need to adjust today’s system of theological education to the Bologna system.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia addressed Archbishop Innokenty of Korsun as well as the rector, faculty, students and participants in the solemn opening of the Paris Seminary. Below is the full text of his address. Your Eminences and Graces, All-Honorable Fathers, Dear Brothers and Sisters: I…
Prof. S. Firsov of St. Petersburg State University, a prominent researcher into the history of the Russian Orthodox Church, gave lectures to students of the Church’s post-graduate and doctoral school on November 11 and 12, 2009.
The meeting discussed the themes of dissertations to be prepared by post-graduate and doctoral students. Their academic guides and consultants were approved.
Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, who was in Paris for the inauguration of a Russian Orthodox Church’ seminary, attended on 13 November 2009, a presentation of the French version of the first volume of his Orthodoxie published by Cerf Publishers.