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19.05.2016 18:55

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates thanksgiving at the Cathedral of the Trinity in St. Daniel’s Monastery on the occasion of DECR 70th anniversary

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates thanksgiving at the Cathedral of the Trinity in St. Daniel’s Monastery on the occasion of DECR 70th anniversary The Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) celebrated its 70th anniversary on May 19, 2016. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated thanksgiving at the Cathedral of the Trinity in St. Daniel’s Stavropegic Monastery.
16.05.2016 14:02

DECR representative takes part in conference of the “Philia” Association for Cultural and Business Cooperation and Friendship with the Peoples of Greece and Cyprus

DECR representative takes part in conference of the “Philia” Association for Cultural and Business Cooperation and Friendship with the Peoples of Greece and Cyprus On 13 May 2016, a conference of the “Philia” Association for Cultural and Business Cooperation and Friendship with the Peoples of Greece and Cyprus took place at the Moscow House of Nationalities.
13.05.2016 12:33

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the session of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the session of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations A session of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations on ‘The Role of Russia in Defence of Believers in the World’ took place under the chairmanship of Mr. Sergei Ivanov, head of the Russian Presidential Administration, at the Kremlin on May 12.
10.05.2016 10:40

Chinese Orthodox faithful complete their pilgrimage to Russia

Chinese Orthodox faithful complete their pilgrimage to Russia The pilgrimage of the Chinese Orthodox faithful to Russia concluded with their visit to St. Petersburg from May 6 to 9, 2016.
07.05.2016 11:54

Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany celebrates at St. George Monastery in Goetschendorf

Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany celebrates at St. George Monastery in Goetschendorf On May 6, 2016, the Bright Friday and the commemoration day of St. George the Conqueror, Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the cathedral of the St. George Monastery in Goetschendorf. This year marks its 10th anniversary.
06.05.2016 22:02

Chinese Orthodox faithful visit Metropolias of Tver and Novgorod

Chinese Orthodox faithful visit Metropolias of Tver and Novgorod On May 5-6, 2016, the Chinese pilgrims, who are on a pilgrimage to Russia at the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the Russian Orthodox Church’s Metropolias of Tver and Novgorod.
04.05.2016 21:32

Pilgrims from China visit churches and monasteries in Moscow and Moscow region

Pilgrims from China visit churches and monasteries in Moscow and Moscow region On May 3-4, 2016, the Chinese Orthodox faithful, who have been invited by His Holiness Patriarchal Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to come to Russia, visited churches and monasteries in Moscow and the Moscow Region.
04.05.2016 16:57

Minutes of the Holy Synod Session of April 16, 2016

Minutes of the Holy Synod Session of April 16, 2016 The Holy Synod session on April 16, 2016, held a preliminary discussion on the membership of the Russian Orthodox Church’s delegation to the Pan-Orthodox Council to take place from June 18 to 27, 2016.
02.05.2016 23:57

DECR chairman meets with pilgrims from China

DECR chairman meets with pilgrims from China On 2 May 2016, at the assembly hall of Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with the Orthodox pilgrims from China, descendants of the Albazinians.
02.05.2016 21:06

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Liturgy at the Cathedral of Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Liturgy at the Cathedral of Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin On 2 May 2016, Monday of the Bright Week, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin.
01.05.2016 23:46

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with a group of pilgrims from China

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with a group of pilgrims from China On 1 May 2016, the Feast of the Radiant Resurrection of Christ, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with pilgrims from China, descendents of the Albazins.
01.05.2016 10:05

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates heads of foreign states on Easter

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates heads of foreign states on Easter His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent greetings with the Bright Resurrection of Christ to the heads of the foreign countries of the Orthodox tradition
01.05.2016 10:03

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sent Easter greetings to the heads of foreign states and to the state and public figures in far abroad

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sent Easter greetings to the heads of foreign states and to the state and public figures in far abroad Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Easter greetings.
01.05.2016 7:11

Paschal greetings of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches

Paschal greetings of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent his greetings with the Resurrection of Christ
01.05.2016 7:00

DECR chairman sends Paschal greetings to the heads of the Local Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Paschal greetings to the heads of the Local Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent his greetings with the Resurrection of Christ.
30.04.2016 19:30

Paschal Message of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow And All Russia

Paschal Message of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow And All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monks and Nuns and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church
26.04.2016 20:52

DECR chairman meets with Vuk Jeremic, President of the Serbian Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD)

DECR chairman meets with Vuk Jeremic, President of the Serbian Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) Metropolitan Hilarion recalled Mr. Jeremic’s constructive cooperation with the Russian Orthodox Church when he was Serbia’s Foreign Minister and president of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly.
26.04.2016 20:41

Metropolitan Hilarion attends a general meeting of the Russian National Commission for UNESCO

Metropolitan Hilarion attends a general meeting of the Russian National Commission for UNESCO On April 25, 2016, the Russian National Commission for UNESCO held a general meeting at the Grand Mansion of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Among the attendees was Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR).
25.04.2016 20:53

Metropolitan Mark of Ryazan and Mikhailovsk speaks on construction of new churches in Metropolitan Hilarion’s Church and World talk show

Metropolitan Mark of Ryazan and Mikhailovsk speaks on construction of new churches in Metropolitan Hilarion’s Church and World talk show Metropolitan Mark of Ryazan and Mikhailovsk, chairman of the board of the Foundation for Building Churches in Moscow, explained the need for ‘walkable churches’ and peculiarities of church construction in our time in the Church and World TV program anchored on Rossia 24 TV network by Metropolitan Hilarion, head of…
24.04.2016 20:14

On the Day of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem the Primate of the Russian Church celebrates the liturgy at the Church of Christ the Savior

On the Day of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem the Primate of the Russian Church celebrates the liturgy at the Church of Christ the Savior On April 24, 2016, the Day of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Savior in Moscow.
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