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20.06.2015 20:22

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Byelorussian President Lukashenko

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Byelorussian President Lukashenko On 20 June 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the President of the Republic of Belarus, Mr. Alexander Lukashenko.
20.06.2015 18:11

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill lays a wreath to the Victory Monument in Minsk

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill lays a wreath to the Victory Monument in Minsk On 20 June 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the Victory Square in the centre of the Byelorussian capital and took part in the laying a wreath-laying ceremony at the Victory Monument.
20.06.2015 16:07

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill arrives in Minsk

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill arrives in Minsk On 20 June 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia arrived in Minsk with his primatial visit to the Byelorussian Orthodox Church.
19.06.2015 11:22

DECR chairman’s condolences over the tragedy in South Carolina

DECR chairman’s condolences over the tragedy in South Carolina In his message to the Synod of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), has expressed condolences over the death of people at the hands of a criminal who opened fire in a church in Charleston. Below…
18.06.2015 6:41

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with members of the Commission of the Holy Kinot of Mount Athos

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with members of the Commission of the Holy Kinot of Mount Athos On 17 June 2015, the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) housed a joint meeting of the representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church and a Holy Kinot’s special commission on the preparation for the 1000th anniversary of Russian monasticism on the Holy Mountain of Athos.
17.06.2015 23:00

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church receives members of the Commission on preparation for the 1000th anniversary of Russian monasticism on Mount Athos

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church receives members of the Commission on preparation for the 1000th anniversary of Russian monasticism on Mount Athos His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the members of the Commission on preparation for the 1000th anniversary of the Russian monasticism on the Holy Mountain of Athos.
16.06.2015 16:14

DECR chairman meets with Slovenian ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Slovenian ambassador to Russia On June 16, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with Slovenia’s ambassador to Russia, H. E. Primož Šeligo, at the DECR.
16.06.2015 12:32

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the Ambassador of Macedonia to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the Ambassador of Macedonia to Russia The DECR chairman and the head of the diplomatic mission of Macedonia in Moscow discussed issues pertaining to the ministry of the Russian Orthodox Church, care for people living in its canonical territory, and the development of relations with Macedonia in education and in the religious and cultural spheres.
16.06.2015 0:17

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis On 14-15 June 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), paid a working visit to Rome with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
15.06.2015 21:46

Condolences of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church over deadly floods in Georgia

Condolences of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church over deadly floods in Georgia His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to the Primate of the Georgian Orthodox Church, people and leaders of Georgia over the flood that has caused victims and destruction.
15.06.2015 13:52

Representative of Russian Orthodox Church attends international peace forum

Representative of Russian Orthodox Church attends international peace forum On June 13, 2015, a meeting with participation of religious leaders took place in Brussels, Belgium, as part of the 26th annual session of the Crans Montana Forum. The meeting considered the theme ‘Is True Peace Possible in the World?’
13.06.2015 15:33

Representatives of Orthodox Churches meet in Brussels to discuss new initiatives for defending traditional understanding of the family

Representatives of Orthodox Churches meet in Brussels to discuss new initiatives for defending traditional understanding of the family Heads of Orthodox Churches’ representations to the European Union met in Brussels for a working meeting with the participation of the secretary-general of the European Federation of Catholic Families Associations, Anna Maria Hildingsson.
13.06.2015 9:10

Moscow Patriarchate delegation attends Patriarch Bartholomew’s name day celebrations

Moscow Patriarchate delegation attends Patriarch Bartholomew’s name day celebrations After the service the congregation was entertained at the monastery yard and all those who wished to extend congratulations to His Holiness could do it.
12.06.2015 23:25

Patriarch Kirill attends state awards ceremony

Patriarch Kirill attends state awards ceremony On June 12, 2015, the Day of Russia, the Russian Federation state awards ceremony took place in the St. George Hall of the Moscow Kremlin Palace.
12.06.2015 8:41

Metropolitan Hilarion: Orthodoxy in China is part of the cultural tradition

Metropolitan Hilarion: Orthodoxy in China is part of the cultural tradition On June 6, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk as anchorman of the Church and the World talk-show at the Russia-24 TV network hosted Mr. Boris Titov, Presidential Commissioner for the Rights of Enterprisers and chairman of the Russian-Chinese Peace, Friendship and Development Committee.
12.06.2015 1:36

Russian Orthodox Church representatives attend meeting of Strategic Vision Group ‘Russia – Islamic World’

Russian Orthodox Church representatives attend meeting of Strategic Vision Group ‘Russia – Islamic World’ On June 11, 2015, the Strategic Vision Group ‘Russia – Islamic World’ began its meeting in Moscow under the chairmanship of R. Minnikhanov, acting head of the Republic of Tatarstan.
10.06.2015 14:56

Patriarch Kirill receives a delegation of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Patriarch Kirill receives a delegation of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia received a delegation of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem at the patriarchal residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery. The delegation included Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina and Archbishop Theophylactos of Jordan.
10.06.2015 13:52

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates requiem service for the late DECR staffer Artem Borzov

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates requiem service for the late DECR staffer Artem Borzov Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), celebrated the requiem service for the late DECR staffer Artem Borzov.
10.06.2015 10:25

In memory of Artem Borzov

In memory of Artem Borzov Artem Borzov, a staff member of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, died a tragic death on June 5, 2015.
09.06.2015 17:01

Working Group for cooperation between Russian Orthodox Church and Ministry for Foreign Affairs holds its 20th meeting

Working Group for cooperation between Russian Orthodox Church and Ministry for Foreign Affairs holds its 20th meeting The meeting of the Working Group was opened by its co-chairmen – G. Karasin, state secretary, deputy minister of foreign affairs, and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR).
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