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16.04.2015 10:30

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Greece’s Minister of National Defence

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Greece’s Minister of National Defence On 15 April 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Panos Kommenos, Greece’s Minister of National Defence and leader of ‘The Independent Greeks’ political party.
13.04.2015 19:42

Patriarch Kirill meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Patriarch Kirill meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas The guest was accompanied by Mr. Saeb Erekat, member of the Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee, and Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Mr. Fayed Mustafa.
12.04.2015 23:32

Primate of Russian Church celebrates Paschal Great Vespers at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow

Primate of Russian Church celebrates Paschal Great Vespers at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow On 12 April 2015, the feast of the Radiant Resurrection of Christ, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Paschal Great Vespers at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
12.04.2015 10:20

Patriarch Kirill’s Easter greetings to heads of Local Orthodox Churches

Patriarch Kirill’s Easter greetings to heads of Local Orthodox Churches "The miracle of the Resurrection of our Saviour is an immutable truth of the Christian faith, an inexhaustible source of love, the foundation of our hope for the future resurrection of all, and the fulfilment of the promise to become heirs of the Heavenly Kingdom..."
12.04.2015 10:19

DECR chairman sends Pascal greetings to Primates of Local Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Pascal greetings to Primates of Local Orthodox Churches "I prayerfully beseech of the risen Christ that he fill your heart with Paschal joy and grant his unfailing aid in your lofty Primatial ministry."
12.04.2015 9:43

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Pascha at the Church of the ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Street in Moscow

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Pascha at the Church of the ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Street in Moscow Concelebrating with the archpastor were clerics of the church.
11.04.2015 11:26

Paschal Message by Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia

Paschal Message by 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
10.04.2015 3:39

Patriarch Kirill meets with Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Patriarch Kirill meets with Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Geek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the patriarchal and synodal residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery.
08.04.2015 16:41

Synod of Ukrainian Orthodox Church finds its helpful to develop cooperation with World Council of Churches

Synod of Ukrainian Orthodox Church finds its helpful to develop cooperation with World Council of Churches On 17-20 March 2015, the WCC delegation led by its General Secretary, Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, visited Ukraine in order to find out more about the situation in the country affected by an armed conflict and seek ways to render humanitarian aid to the people affected by it.
05.04.2015 22:49

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s Paschal greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s Paschal greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent Paschal greetings to the heads of the non-Orthodox Churches. Among his addressees are Pope Francis, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos Karekin II of All Armenians, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, and Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairman of the EKD Council.
05.04.2015 22:48

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk greets heads of non-Orthodox Churches with the feast of Christ’s Resurrection

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk greets heads of non-Orthodox Churches with the feast of Christ’s Resurrection Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following Paschal greeting to Pope Francis, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos Karekin II of All Armenians, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairman of the EKD Council, and heads of other non-Orthodox Churches.
03.04.2015 15:03

Special inter-Orthodox commission for preparing documents of Pan-Orthodox Council completes its work

Special inter-Orthodox commission for preparing documents of Pan-Orthodox Council completes its work The Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for preparing documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church completed its third session at the Orthodox Center in Chambesy, Switzerland.
03.04.2015 12:42

5th Advanced Course for newly-consecrated bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church completed

5th Advanced Course for newly-consecrated bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church completed At the conclusion of the 5th Advanced Course, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, in his capacity of the CMI rector, presented diplomas to its graduates.
02.04.2015 20:42

Metropolitan Hilarion expresses condolences over the demise of pastor Philip Potter, former WCC general secretary

Metropolitan Hilarion expresses condolences over the demise of pastor Philip Potter, former WCC general secretary Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message to Rev. Dr. Olaf Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, expressing his condolences over the death of pastor Dr. Philip Potter who hold the post of the WCC general…
02.04.2015 10:42

Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church The Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church met for a regular session in the Synodal Hall of the Kiev Laura of the Caves. It was chaired by His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine.
02.04.2015 8:03

Metropolitan Hilarion: There is the genocide of Christians in the Middle East

Metropolitan Hilarion: There is the genocide of Christians in the Middle East On March 29, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, who hosts the Church and the World program on Russia-24 TV network, had as his guest the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Commissioner For Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, Constantine Dolgov.
01.04.2015 17:50

Bilateral Commission of Moscow Patriarchate and Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church holds its first session

Bilateral Commission of Moscow Patriarchate and Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church holds its first session The commission was established on the initiative of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, and Metropolitan Korniliy of Moscow and All Russia, head of the Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church.
01.04.2015 15:59

For the first time since 90s, Uniates tried to capture an Orthodox church by force

For the first time since 90s, Uniates tried to capture an Orthodox church by force The official website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has reported that an attempt at seizure of an Orthodox church was made by representatives of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC).
01.04.2015 15:05

Clergymen of various jurisdictions meet in Garfield, USA, after Lenten Vespers

Clergymen of various jurisdictions meet in Garfield, USA, after Lenten Vespers On 29 March 2015, clergymen of various jurisdictions held a traditional meeting after Lenten Vespers at the Church of the Three Saints in Garfield NJ, USA. Among those who were praying at Vespers was Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA.
31.03.2015 9:11

Honoring of the veterans of World War II takes place in St. Nicholas church in New York

Honoring of the veterans of World War II takes place in St. Nicholas church in New York Invited were the veterans of war and home front workers residing in the city, their relatives and members of the patriarchal parishes in the USA and of the Eastern American diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church outside of Russia.
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