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17.07.2020 13:00

Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church

Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church On July 16-17, 2020, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church met under the chairmanship of His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
17.07.2020 12:36

Metropolitan Hilarion: For the Orthodox Church, Hagia Sophia church is the same as St. Peter’s Cathedral for the Catholics

Metropolitan Hilarion: For the Orthodox Church, Hagia Sophia church is the same as St. Peter’s Cathedral for the Catholics Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, at a request of Associated Press, makes comments on the decision of the Turkish authorities to change the status of Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul.
17.07.2020 10:25

Archbishop Nestor of Madrid and Lisbon attends ceremony in memory of coronavirus victims held at Royal Palace of Madrid

Archbishop Nestor of Madrid and Lisbon attends ceremony in memory of coronavirus victims held at Royal Palace of Madrid On 16th July 2020, a ceremony in memory of those who died in the coronavirus epidemic took place in the square outside the Royal Palace of Madrid.
15.07.2020 18:06

Liturgy for Russian-speaking parishioners is celebrated at the Church of St. Nicholas in Demre after the easing of quarantine restrictions

Liturgy for Russian-speaking parishioners is celebrated at the Church of St. Nicholas in Demre after the easing of quarantine restrictions On 14 July 2020, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the church-museum of St. Nicholas in Demre, Turkey. Moleben with akathist to St. Nicholas of Myra in Lycia followed.
14.07.2020 18:57

Patriarch of Antioch meets with representative of Russian Orthodox Church and ambassador of Russian Federation

Patriarch of Antioch meets with representative of Russian Orthodox Church and ambassador of Russian Federation On 12 July 2020, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, met with the representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarchal See  of Antioch, Hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), and Mr. A. V. Yefimov, Russia’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador  to Syria.
13.07.2020 16:10

Statement of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the developments in Montenegro

Statement of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the developments in Montenegro On 13 July 2020, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church has made a statement appealing the civil authorities of Montenegro to repeal the discriminative law that brings division and schism into the Montenegrin society, to stop the persecution against the Orthodox Church and drop the attempts to create in…
11.07.2020 13:10

Metropolitan Hilarion calls transformation of Hagia Sophia into mosque ‘a slap in the face of the entire Christianity’

Metropolitan Hilarion calls transformation of Hagia Sophia into mosque ‘a slap in the face of the entire Christianity’ The transformation of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque is ‘a slap in the face of the world Christianity’, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations DECR), stated to TASS Russian state news agency.
10.07.2020 21:24

Metropolitan Hilarion: Decision to transform Hagia Sophia into a mosque is a blow to the entire world Orthodoxy

Metropolitan Hilarion: Decision to transform Hagia Sophia into a mosque is a blow to the entire world Orthodoxy The decision made on 10 July 2020 by the Turkish authorities to deprive Hagia Sophia of the status of museum and to transform it into a mosque was commented on by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, in his interview to Russia…
10.07.2020 20:06

Metropolitan Hilarion: Decision of the Turkish authorities looks like a conscious aggravation of interreligious relations

Metropolitan Hilarion: Decision of the Turkish authorities looks like a conscious aggravation of interreligious relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations, gives comments to RIA-Novosti about the decision made by Turkey’s Council of State on 10 July 2020 to change the status of Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul.
09.07.2020 12:32

Primate of Orthodox Church of Antioch meets with representative of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to Patriarchal See of Antioch

Primate of Orthodox Church of Antioch meets with representative of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to Patriarchal See of Antioch On 8 July 2020, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, met with Hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarchal See of Antioch, at the Patriarchate of Antioch located in the old part of Damascus.