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17.02.2015 13:11

The first in 2015 meeting of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church opens under chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill

The first in 2015 meeting of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church opens under chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill On February 17, the first in 2015 meeting 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…
16.02.2015 19:49

Special Inter-Orthodox Commission starts its second session

Special Inter-Orthodox Commission starts its second session The commission established by the Primates of Local Orthodox Churches at their meeting on March 6-9, 2014, in Istanbul, will continue the work to edit draft documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church.
16.02.2015 17:38

Working group for preparing dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church and Coptic Church meets in Cairo

Working group for preparing dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church and Coptic Church meets in Cairo The working group for preparing dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church met on February 9-13, 2015, at the Coptic Church’s conference center at Madinat An Nasr in Cairo.
16.02.2015 15:45

Ecclesial celebrations completed in Thailand

Ecclesial celebrations completed in Thailand On 15 February 2015, the hierarchal Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Cathedral of St Nicholas in Bangkok to complete the ecclesial celebrations in the Kingdom of Thailand.
16.02.2015 14:24

Primate of Bulgarian Orthodox Church visits Russian Metochion in Sofia

Primate of Bulgarian Orthodox Church visits Russian Metochion in Sofia On 15 February 2015, Metropolitan Domitian of Vidin celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Worker, Metochion of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia in Sofia.
15.02.2015 18:50

Hierarch of Russian Orthodox Church visits Cambodia

Hierarch of Russian Orthodox Church visits Cambodia On 13 February 2015, Archbishop Feofilakt of Pyatigorsk and Cherkessk arrived in Cambodia, accompanied by Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Kingdom of Thailand, and Mr. Dmitry Petrovsky, a staff member of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.
15.02.2015 12:38

His Holiness Patriarch Neofit receives delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Neofit receives delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church The delegation is led by Metropolitan Longin of Saratov and Volsk. He is accompanied by the Rev. Alexander Chebotarev and Mr. A. Perepelitsyn.
14.02.2015 22:44

Commemorative events marking the 65th anniversary since the demise of Archbishop Seraphim began with requiem liturgy at the Russian church of St. Nicholas in Sofia

Commemorative events marking the 65th anniversary since the demise of Archbishop Seraphim began with requiem liturgy at the Russian church of St. Nicholas in Sofia After the Liturgy, Metropolitan Longin, a graduate from the Theological Faculty of the University of Sofia greeted the worshippers and congratulated them on the commemoration day of the late Archbishop Seraphim. He believes that Archbishop Seraphim has become a national saint, like St. John of Rila.
13.02.2015 23:09

DECR vice-chairman meets with Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Russia

DECR vice-chairman meets with Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Russia The delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church will take part in the forthcoming forum.
13.02.2015 12:57

Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh consecrated in Chang Island, Thailand

Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh consecrated in Chang Island, Thailand On February 12, 2015, the Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs: St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian, and St. John Chrysostom, a church dedicated to St. Sergius of Radonezh was consecrated in Chang Island, Thailand, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
12.02.2015 18:35

Moscow Theological Academy donates books to University of Skopje

Moscow Theological Academy donates books to University of Skopje On February 6, 2015, the Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje in a solemn ceremony received books donated by Moscow Theological Academy as part of the cooperation agreement concluded between the two schools in 2013.
12.02.2015 16:57

9th Sretensky Readings in Finland

9th Sretensky Readings in Finland On February 9, 2015, the 9th International Educational Sretensky Readings held under the theme ‘Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles and Europe’s Christian Enlighteners.
12.02.2015 14:12

Commemorative events devoted to 65th anniversary of the demise of Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) to be held in Sofia

Commemorative events devoted to 65th anniversary of the demise of Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) to be held in Sofia At the airport the guests were met by a welcoming party led by Metropolitan John of Varna and Veliki Preslav, Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
11.02.2015 17:07

Litiya is celebrated at the tomb pf the last Consul General of Russia in Beirut

Litiya is celebrated at the tomb pf the last Consul General of Russia in Beirut On February 10, the Diplomats’ Day, the Mayor’s office in Choueifat, a suburb southeast of Beirut, held a festive meeting.
11.02.2015 16:48

Metropolitan Hilarion: To create an environment favorable for immigrants is a common task for the Church and the state

Metropolitan Hilarion: To create an environment favorable for immigrants is a common task for the Church and the state On February 8, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk as anchorman of the Church and the World program on Russia-24 NV network hosted the head of the Federal Migration Service Directorate for Promoting Integration, Ms Tatiana A. Bazhan.
11.02.2015 13:21

Representative of Serbian Orthodox Church calls on Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid in St Petersburg

Representative of Serbian Orthodox Church calls on Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid in St Petersburg On behalf of the Primate of the Serbian Church, Bishop Anthony warmly greeted Archbishop Jovan, congratulating him on his release from prison and wishing him a good stay in St Petersburg and recovery.
10.02.2015 23:20

Russia’s President meets with Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria

Russia’s President meets with Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria On February 10, 2013, while on a visit to Egypt, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin met with His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa.
10.02.2015 15:57

Foundation stone of Church of St Vladimir the Baptizer of Rus laid in Thailand

Foundation stone of Church of St Vladimir the Baptizer of Rus laid in Thailand It will be the ninth Russian Orthodox church in the Kingdom of Thailand.
09.02.2015 18:03

Orthodox church consecrated in Hua Hin in Thailand

Orthodox church consecrated in Hua Hin in Thailand On 8 February 2015, when the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated the Synaxis of the new Russian martyrs and confessors, a Church of the Holy Royal Passion-Bearers was consecrated in the town of Hua Hin, Kingdom of Thailand, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
09.02.2015 16:23

DECR chairman greets participants in the 21st International Conference ‘Human Dignity, Freedom and Rights: Christian Dimension’

DECR chairman greets participants in the 21st International Conference ‘Human Dignity, Freedom and Rights: Christian Dimension’ Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greeting to the participants in the 21st International Conference ‘Human Dignity, Freedom and Rights: Christian Dimension’, which takes place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 9-12 February 2015.
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