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02.08.2016 14:26

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk greets His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania with anniversary of his enthronement

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk greets His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania with anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent greetings to His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania with the anniversary of his enthronement.
02.08.2016 13:56

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church attend World Youth Day events in Krakow

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church attend World Youth Day events in Krakow On July 24, 2016, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and at the invitation of the Archbishop of Krakow Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church led by Metropolitan Isidore of Smolensk and Roslavl arrived in Krakow for the 21st…
02.08.2016 12:58

Patriarch Kirill’s message of greeting to Primate of Georgian Orthodox Church on the occasion of his name day

Patriarch Kirill’s message of greeting to Primate of Georgian Orthodox Church on the occasion of his name day On August 2, when the memory of the Holy Prophet Elias is celebrated, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the congratulatory message to His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya II
02.08.2016 12:58

DECR chairman greets Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Iliya II on his name day

DECR chairman greets Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Iliya II on his name day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), has sent the message to His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya II of All Georgia on the occasion of his name day.
01.08.2016 16:13

Statement by the DECR Communication Service

Statement by the DECR Communication Service On July 27, 2016, the All-Ukraine Procession with the Cross for Peace, Love and Prayer for Ukraine, an event unprecedented in its spiritual and civic significance, ended in Kiev. It was organized at the initiative of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
31.07.2016 2:02

Metropolitan Hilarion takes part in celebrations marking the centenary of the Russian chapel at Vršič Pass

Metropolitan Hilarion takes part in celebrations marking the centenary of the Russian chapel at Vršič Pass On 30 July 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, took part in a memorial ceremony at the Russian Chapel of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, at the Vršič Pass.
30.07.2016 19:37

DECR chairman meets with Karl Erjavec, Slovenia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

DECR chairman meets with Karl Erjavec, Slovenia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs On 29 July 2016, Mr. Karl Erjavec, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, gave a reception at the Strmol Castle in honour of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, who is visiting Slovenia with the…
30.07.2016 19:04

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visits Church of Ss Cyril and Methodius in Ljubljana

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visits Church of Ss Cyril and Methodius in Ljubljana At the church gates the DECR chairman was met by Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and clerics of his metropolia. Metropolitan Hilarion proceeded to the church wherein a thanksgiving was said.
30.07.2016 2:12

Representatives of Russian Orthodox Church, Serbian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church in Slovenia hold talks in Ljubljana

Representatives of Russian Orthodox Church, Serbian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church in Slovenia hold talks in Ljubljana The hierarchs noted the fruitful development of relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church.
28.07.2016 12:46

Bulgarian edition of the book of homilies by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk presented in Sofia

Bulgarian edition of the book of homilies by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk presented in Sofia The book was published by the Metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Sofia to mark the 50th birthday of Metropolitan Hilarion.
26.07.2016 19:27

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over attack on a church and murder of a Catholic priest in Rouen suburb

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over attack on a church and murder of a Catholic priest in Rouen suburb His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has extended condolences over the seizure of hostages and murder of Catholic priest Jacques Hamel in Rouen suburb in northern France.
26.07.2016 19:20

DECR chairman sends condolences over the tragedy in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray

DECR chairman sends condolences over the tragedy in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray In a message to the Archbishop of Rouen Dominique Lebrun, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, expressed condolences over the death of Catholic priest Jacques Hamal in the hands of terrorists at the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in northern France.
26.07.2016 18:00

On the Day of the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, Patriarch Kirill celebrates the liturgy at the Church of Antioch Moscow Representation

On the Day of the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, Patriarch Kirill celebrates the liturgy at the Church of Antioch Moscow Representation On July 26, 2016, the Day of the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of St. Gabriel, the Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church of Antioch.
26.07.2016 16:44

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a group of Israeli diplomats

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a group of Israeli diplomats Metropolitan Hilarion spoke about today’s service of the Russian Orthodox Church, church-state partnership, the state of interreligious dialogue in the country, as well as joint initiatives of the Moscow Patriarchate and other traditional religious associations.
24.07.2016 16:48

Patriarch Kirill celebrates liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka

Patriarch Kirill celebrates liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka On June 24, 2016, the commemoration day of the Holy Princess Olga Equal-to-the-Apostles, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka.
24.07.2016 11:15

Patriarchal greetings to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the occasion of his 50th birthday

Patriarchal greetings to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the occasion of his 50th birthday His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia greeted Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), on the occasion of his 50th birthday.
23.07.2016 20:07

Festive night devoted to Metropolitan Hilarion’s 50th birthday

Festive night devoted to Metropolitan Hilarion’s 50th birthday On July 22, 2016, a festive night devoted to the 50th birthday of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI) and chairman of the Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission, took…
23.07.2016 19:48

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov greets DECR chairman with his jubilee

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov greets DECR chairman with his jubilee The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation sent a message of greetings to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, on his 50th birthday.
22.07.2016 19:29

New book by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk presented in Moscow

New book by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk presented in Moscow It is the first book in the series of six volumes entitled “Jesus Christ. Life and Teaching.” The series will be continued by the following books: “Sermon on the Mount,” “Miracles of Jesus,” “Parables of Jesus,” “The Lamb of God. Jesus in the Gospel of John,” and “Death and Resurrection.”
21.07.2016 16:32

Metropolitan Hilarion: I owe everything in my life to the Church

Metropolitan Hilarion: I owe everything in my life to the Church On the threshold of his 50th birthday, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, gave an interview to the Orthodox Christianity and the World website, in which he told how he came to believe in God, as well as about his approach to…
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