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06.11.2017 17:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences to U.S. President Donald Trump over tragedy at Baptist church in Texas

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences to U.S. President Donald Trump over tragedy at Baptist church in Texas On Sunday, 5 November 2017, a gunman entered a Baptist church in Sutherlands Springs, Texas, USA, when the service was underway, and opened fire on the parishioners. Twenty-six people died, including children, teenagers, elderly people and a pregnant woman.
06.11.2017 17:00

DECR chairman expresses condolences over tragedy at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, USA

DECR chairman expresses condolences over tragedy at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, USA Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a letter to Pastor Frank Pomeroy of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, USA, expressing condolences over the tragedy that had occurred there during the Sunday service. Twenty-six parishioners died in the mass…
04.11.2017 14:39

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulations to Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church on his 65th birthday and 5th anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal see

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulations to Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church on his 65th birthday and 5th anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal see His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a message to Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church congratulating his on this 65th birthday and the 5th anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal see.
04.11.2017 14:38

DECR chairman’s congratulations to Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church on the occasion of his 65th birthday and 5th anniversary to his election to the Patriarchal see

DECR chairman’s congratulations to Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church on the occasion of his 65th birthday and 5th anniversary to his election to the Patriarchal see In his message to His Holiness Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark in All Africa and the Middle East, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) congratulated him on his 65th birthday and the 5th anniversary of…
02.11.2017 17:12

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with head of Ethiopian diplomatic mission in Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with head of Ethiopian diplomatic mission in Russia Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in the Russian Federation, H. E. Grum Abay Teshome.
02.11.2017 17:05

DECR chairman meets with the head of the Evangelical Church in Germany

DECR chairman meets with the head of the Evangelical Church in Germany On 2 November 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’ Department for External Church Relations (DECR) held talks with Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairperson of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany.
02.11.2017 16:00

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Eritrea to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Eritrea to Russia On 2 November 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Petros Tseggai, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Eritrea to the Russian Federation.
02.11.2017 15:35

Russian Orthodox Church and Evangelical Church in Germany hold joint conference on Martyrs, Martyrdom, Christian Witness

Russian Orthodox Church and Evangelical Church in Germany hold joint conference on Martyrs, Martyrdom, Christian Witness A joint conference of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Evangelical Church in Germany on Martyrs, Martyrdom, Christian Witness opened at the grand hall of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
01.11.2017 19:09

Metropolitan Hilarion visits Georgia

Metropolitan Hilarion visits Georgia Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), made a working visit to Georgia, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
31.10.2017 20:41

DECR chairman attends reception given on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

DECR chairman attends reception given on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation On October 31, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), attended a festive reception given at the Pashkov House to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
31.10.2017 16:32

Representatives of Protestant organizations visit DECR

Representatives of Protestant organizations visit DECR On October 30, 2017, Rev. Joseph Kassab, general secretary of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, and President of Eurovision Mission to Europe David Gordon Hathaway visited the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR). Hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, met with the guests.
30.10.2017 22:34

2nd session of Commission for dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church and Assyrian Church of the East takes place

2nd session of Commission for dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church and Assyrian Church of the East takes place On October 23-26, 2017, 2nd session of the Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East took place in the city of Modesto, USA.
30.10.2017 14:57

DECR chairman speaks at Athens forum on religious pluralism in Middle East

DECR chairman speaks at Athens forum on religious pluralism in Middle East October 30, 2017 – the second conference on the situation of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East opened at the Intercontinental Hotel in Athens. Its theme is ‘Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East’. The first forum on this topic took place in…
30.10.2017 14:55

Presentation by Metropolitan Hilarion at the 2nd Athens International Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East Athens

Presentation by Metropolitan Hilarion at the 2nd Athens International Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East  Athens Presentation by Metropolitan HILARION of Volokolamsk Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department  for External Church Relations at the 2nd Athens International Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East (Athens, 30 October 2017).
29.10.2017 14:31

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill visited the Romanian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill visited the Romanian Orthodox Church His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia paid an official visit to the Romanian Orthodox Church at the invitation of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania on October 26-28, 2017.
29.10.2017 14:02

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia on his Nameday

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia on his Nameday His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent congratulation to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia on the commemoration day of his heavenly patron, the holy and right-believing Prince Rastislav.
28.10.2017 19:13

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill takes part in grand meeting of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill takes part in grand meeting of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church On 28 October 2-17, after the prayer service at the Patriarchal Cathedral of Ss Constantine and Helen Equal-to-the-Apostles in Bucharest, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia took part in the grand meeting of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church.
28.10.2017 17:09

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill takes part in prayer service for the 10th anniversary of the enthronement of Patriarch Daniel of Romania

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill takes part in prayer service for the 10th anniversary of the enthronement of Patriarch Daniel of Romania In the morning of October 28, 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia took part in the prayer service for the 10th anniversary of the enthronement of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania celebrated at the Patriarchal Cathedral of Ss Constantine and Helen Equal-to-the-Apostles in Bucharest.
27.10.2017 21:57

His Holiness attends concert of Church Music National Festival-Competition “Praise the Lord” in Bucharest

His Holiness attends concert of Church Music National Festival-Competition “Praise the Lord” in Bucharest In the evening of October 27, 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, currently on a visit to Romania, attended a concert of the Church Music National Festival-Competition ‘Praise the Lord’ held in the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest.
27.10.2017 20:04

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill takes part in divine service celebrated in Bucharest in commemoration of martyrs who suffered in the years of persecution

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill takes part in divine service celebrated in Bucharest in commemoration of martyrs who suffered in the years of persecution Church festivities are dedicated to the commemoration day of St. Demetrius of Basarbov, heavenly patron of Bucharest; to the memory of the martyrs and confessors who suffered under the theomachist regime in Romania; and to the 10th anniversary of the enthronement of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania. The Bulgarian…
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