On 10 May 2015, the 5th Sunday after Pascha, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
On May 9, 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Macedonia’s President George Ivanov, who had come to Moscow for the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of Victory.
On May 8, 2015, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church met with the President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers of Cuba Raul Castro Rus, at the Patriarchate Chambers in the Moscow Kremlin.
On 8 May 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the President of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping, in the Moscow Kremlin.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, extended the following condolences to Sergei Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, over the death of the two staff members of the Russian Embassy in Pakistan
On 6 May 2015, the dedication day of the Monastery of St. George in Gotschendorf, Germany, Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany officiated at the Divine Liturgy in concelebration with Archbishop Alexander of Baku and Azerbaijan.
On 3 May 2015, the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp took place in the territory of the former concentration camp. The commemorative events are traditionally held on the first Sunday after April 29.
On May 2, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion as presenter of the Church and the World TV program had as his guest the chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society Sergey Stepashin.
On 2 May 2015, the commemoration day of the Holy Prince Boris (in Holy Baptism Michael), Equal-to-the-Apostles, the celebrations marking the 1150th anniversary of the Baptism of Bulgaria began in the city of Pliska, old capital of the Bulgarian Kingdom.
On 1-3 May 2015, members of the Committee of the Representatives of Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU) gathered in Athens at the invitation of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Greece to hold an annual meeting which this year was dedicated to “The Role of the…
On 5 May 2-15, the first in 2015 session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church began its work under chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the Patriarchal and Synodal resident in St. Daniel’s Monastery.
His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, arrived in Varna on May 1, 2015, at the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Neophytos of Bulgaria, for the celebrations marking the 1150th anniversary of the Baptism of Bulgaria.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with representatives of the Yezidi community in Russia.
They died in exile and originally were buried in St. Michael’s church in Cannes. They were reburied at the Common Military Cemetery in Sokol, Moscow.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the head of the Armenian Catholic Church, Catholicos-Patriarch of Cilicia Nerses Bedros XIX.
The meeting took place at the Department for External Church Relations.
On 30 April 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk will lead the requiem Liturgy at the Common Military Cemetery in Moscow and the ceremony of reinterment of the remains of Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich Jr. and his wife.
On 29 April 2015, a regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church began its work at the Hall of the Supreme Church Council at the Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
The United States’ Ambassador to Russia John Tefft and his wife visited St Sergius’s Laura of the Holy Trinity.
On 26 April 2015, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Bishop Savva of Voskresensk, first deputy chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate, attended the commemorative events organized by the Armenian Catholic Church to mark the centenary of the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire.