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26.02.2018 11:00

DECR chairman sends congratulations to Primate of Church of Cyprus on occasion of 40th anniversary of his episcopal consecration

DECR chairman sends congratulations to Primate of Church of Cyprus on occasion of 40th anniversary of his episcopal consecration The Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk has congratulated His Beatitude Chrysostomos, Archbishop of New Justiniana and All Cyprus, on the fortieth anniversary of his archpastoral ministry.
25.02.2018 22:42

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of Orthodoxy  at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow On 25 February 2018, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the commemoration day of the Iberian icon of the Mother of God and of St. Alexius, Metropolitan of Kiev, Moscow and All Russia the Wonderworker, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Liturgy of St Basil the Great…
22.02.2018 23:50

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill extends condolences over the death of pastor Billy Graham

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill extends condolences over the death of pastor Billy Graham In his message to Mr. Franklin Graham, President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over the passing of his father, pastor Billy Graham, renowned Protestant preacher.
22.02.2018 23:48

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk attends ceremony of transferring to the Serbian Orthodox Church of mosaic decoration for main dome of St. Sava’s Cathedral in Belgrade

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk attends ceremony of transferring to the Serbian Orthodox Church of mosaic decoration for main dome of St. Sava’s Cathedral in Belgrade On 22 February 2018, at the Cathedral of St. Sava in Belgrade, a ceremony was held to mark the transferring to the Serbian Orthodox Church of a mosaic decoration for the cathedral’s main dome, which was produced in 2016-17 by a team of the Russian mosaicists led by Nikolai Mukhin,…
22.02.2018 11:37

DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of pastor Billy Graham

DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of pastor Billy Graham Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk has expressed to the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Franklin Graham his condolences over the death of his father, Dr. Billy Graham known for his preaching, public, charitable and peacemaking work.
22.02.2018 0:33

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk chairs session of Commission for International Cooperation of Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk chairs session of Commission for International Cooperation of Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations On 21 February 2018, the Commission for International Cooperation of Russia’s Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations held its fourth session. The meeting which took place at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations was chaired by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the DECR.
20.02.2018 19:00

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan to the Russian Federation

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan to the Russian Federation On 20 February 2018, at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, DECR chairman, met with H.E. Mr. Nadir Yousif Eltayeb Babiker, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Sudan to the Russian Federation.
20.02.2018 17:47

DECR chairman meets with Executive Director of UN World Food Programme

DECR chairman meets with Executive Director of UN World Food Programme On 20 February 2018, at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, DECR chairman, met with Mr. David Beasley, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme.
20.02.2018 15:34

DECR chairman meets with newly appointed ambassador of Cuba to Russia

DECR chairman meets with newly appointed ambassador of Cuba to Russia Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with the newly appointed ambassador of Cuba to Russia, Mr. Gerardo Peñalver Portal.
19.02.2018 23:02

Statement of Interreligious Council in Russia on attack against believers in Kizlyar

Statement of Interreligious Council in Russia on attack against believers in Kizlyar The Interreligious Council in Russia has issued a statement on the attack made on February 18, 2018, against believers who were coming out of the St. George church in Kizlyar. As a result of the shooting opened by a criminal five women were killed and several people were wounded.