- Celebrations marking 150th anniversary of the first Orthodox Liturgy in Mongolia take place in Ulan Bator
04.04.2014 16:34 ·
On the 3rd of April (according to the Gregorian calendar) 1864, priest Ioann Nikolsky celebrated the first Divine Liturgy in a small Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, abutting on the building of the Russian Consulate in Urga (the old name of Ulan Bator). That day is considered to be the birthday of the Holy Trinity parish of the Russian Orthodox Church in Mongolia.
- DECR delegation visits Vatican and meets with Pope Francis
04.04.2014 14:31 ·
On April 2, the DECR delegates attended the general audience of Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Square and later met with the Pope.
- Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview to National Catholic Register
04.04.2014 00:02 ·
Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview to National Catholic Register
- Meeting of Interreligious Council of Russia takes places in Moscow
03.04.2014 16:26 ·
Taking part in the meeting were representatives of Russia’s traditional religions, as well as Mr. Anton Ignatenko, representative of the Moscow Government, and Mr. Ivan Korostelev, representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Primates of the Serbian and Polish Orthodox Churches respond to the election of Locum Tenens of the Kievan Metropolitan See
03.04.2014 14:15 ·
The Primates of the Serbian and Polish Orthodox Churches have sent messages to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia responding to the election of Metropolitan Onufry of Chernovtsy and Bukovina as Locum Tenens of the Kievan Metropolitan See due to the illness of His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine.
- Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations receives Latvia’s ambassador Ms Astre Kurme
03.04.2014 13:33 ·
Ms Kurme conveyed a letter from Latvia’s President Andris Berzins to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
- Metropolitan Hilarion meets French church and public figures
02.04.2014 18:30 ·
Metropolitan Hilarion welcomed the guests to the Synodal department responsible for the Russian Orthodox Church’s external relations.
- His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch receives delegation from Russia
02.04.2014 00:43 ·
On 31 March 2014, His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East received in his residence in Balamand, Lebanon, a delegation of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS), led by its chairman Mr. Sergei Stepashin, the website of the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Beirut reports.
- Serbian Ambassador visits Department for External Church Relations
01.04.2014 23:17 ·
The participants in the meeting discussed various developments in the life of the Russian Orthodox Church and inter-Orthodox relations.
- Pilgrims from Russia visit Orthodox churches in China
01.04.2014 13:01 ·
(Russian) Паломничество было организовано при поддержке Отдела внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата и Русских клубов Харбина и Шанхая.
- Representatives of Local Orthodox Churches congratulate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the fifth anniversary of his appointment as DECR chairman
30.03.2014 23:04 ·
Metropolitan Hilarion thanked all the worshippers for their prayers and support.
- Meeting of Commission of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on dialogue with Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kievan Patriarchate and Ukrainian Autonomous Orthodox Church takes place
28.03.2014 04:56 ·
On 26 March 2014, a business meeting of Commission of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on dialogue with Ukrainian communities outside ecclesial communion took place at the Assumption Laura of the Caves in Kiev.
- His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Syrian Ambassador to Russia
25.03.2014 23:46 ·
On 25th March 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Dr. Riad Haddad, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Russian Federation.
- PRESENTATION by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk Chairman of the Deparment of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Chairman of the Synodal Biblical-Theological Commission Rector of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius Postgraduate Institute
25.03.2014 23:18 ·
University of Freiburg, 24 March 2014
- Metropolitan Hilarion: The crisis in the Ukrainian society offers the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church a unique opportunity to unite all
25.03.2014 16:09 ·
On March 22, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, who hosts the Church and World talk-show on Russia-24 TV channel, had as his guest the editor-in-chief of the Religion and Mass Media portal, journalist Alexander Shchipkov.
- Orthodox-Catholic conference on charity in Rome
24.03.2014 20:10 ·
An international conference on “The human and existential periphery in the light of the Gospel. Orthodox and Catholics on the way of charity” was held on March 21, 2014 in Rome. It was organized by the Community of St. Egidio, a Catholic association of the laity. It was already the fourth conference on Christian social service, with the fist symposia held in 2010 and 2011 in Rome and the third in 2012 in the Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
- Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy in Zurich
24.03.2014 18:52 ·
On March 23, 2014, the 3d week of Lent, Adoration of the Cross, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Russian Orthodox Church’s parish in Zurich, Switzerland.
- Meeting of the Standing Committee of the WCC Faith and Order Commission
24.03.2014 16:57 ·
The Standing Committee of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches met on March 18-22, 2014 at the Bose Monastery, Italy.
- Patriarch Kirill’s condoles on the demise of Patriarch Mar Ignatius Zakka I Iwas of the Syriac Orthodox Church
23.03.2014 14:44 ·
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church has sent a message of condolences on the demise of Patriarch Mar Ignatius Zakka Iwas of Antioch, Syriac Orthodox Church.
- DECR chairman’s condolences on the demise of Mar Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church
23.03.2014 14:44 ·
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, has sent the following message of condolences to the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church.