Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), vice-chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, met with Mr. Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy for the Protection of the Planet of the President of France, at the DECR.
His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, sent a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, expressing gratitude for brotherly Christian love and Abraham’s hospitality according him during his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church.
On March 14, Metropolitan Hilarion concelebrated the Divine Liturgy at the monastery’s cathedral with His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
After the evening service, Metropolitan Hilarion and members of the delegation met with Archimandrite Nathanael, hegumen of the abode.
In the evening of March 11, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, who was visiting Mount Athos with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, arrived in the Vatopedi Monastery
On March 12, 2015, the administrator of the Moscow Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Bishop Ioann of Naro-Fominsk, met with Russia’s ambassador to the USA, Mr. S. Kislyak, at his residence in Washington.
On 10 March 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), arrived in the Holy Mount Athos with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Dr. Zsolt Semjén, Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary.
The project has been initiated with the support of the Moscow Patriarchate Representation to the Council of Europe.
Upon his arrival at the convent, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill venerated the holy relics of the blessed eldress Matrona at the Church of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God and officiated at the Liturgy of St Basil the Great at the Church of the Resurrection.
Address by Archimandrite Philaret, vice-chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, at the conference organized by the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society on the sidelines of the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council (Geneva, Switzerland, the 2nd of March 2015)
The conference was convened on the initiative of Russia, Lebanon, Armenia, and a non-governmental organization, Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, with the participation of the Paris Institute of Democracy and Cooperation and with the assistance of Russia’s permanent representation to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva.
The Chinese version of Metropolitan Hilarion’s book ‘The Sacrament of Faith’ has come out. It has been prepared by the Orthodox Brotherhood of Ss Peter and Paul in Hong Kong. The translation was made by Ling Seng, a young expert in Russian language and literature who studies at the extramural…
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute for Postgraduate Studies, met with Prof. Dmitry Bogatyrev, rector of the Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) met with H.E. Jean-Maurice Ripert, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Russian Federation.
Prayers were said in Arabic, English, Church Slavonic and Greek.
After the reading from the Gospel According to St. Mathew, Metropolitan Hilarion addressed the worshippers with a homily
On March 1, 2015, the Day of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Liturgy of St Basil the Great and the Office of the Triumph of Orthodoxy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour.
On 19 February 2015, the head of the Coptic Church, Patriarch Tawadros II, sent the following message to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
Statement of the Communication Service of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations