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16.03.2015 19:26

DECR vice-chairman meets with French President’s Special Envoy for the Protection of the Planet

DECR vice-chairman meets with French President’s Special Envoy for the Protection of the Planet Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), vice-chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, met with Mr. Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy for the Protection of the Planet of the President of France, at the DECR.
16.03.2015 16:23

Patriarch John X of Antioch thanks the Russian Orthodox Church for hospitality

Patriarch John X of Antioch thanks the Russian Orthodox Church for hospitality His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, sent a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, expressing gratitude for brotherly Christian love and Abraham’s hospitality according him during his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church.
15.03.2015 19:58

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk completes his pilgrimage to Mount Athos

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk completes his pilgrimage to Mount Athos On March 14, Metropolitan Hilarion concelebrated the Divine Liturgy at the monastery’s cathedral with His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
14.03.2015 10:04

DECR chairman visits Iveron Monastery on Mount Athos

DECR chairman visits Iveron Monastery on Mount Athos After the evening service, Metropolitan Hilarion and members of the delegation met with Archimandrite Nathanael, hegumen of the abode.
13.03.2015 19:26

Metropolitan Hilarion visits Vatopedi Monastery and Russian Xilourgou Skete

Metropolitan Hilarion visits Vatopedi Monastery and Russian Xilourgou Skete In the evening of March 11, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, who was visiting Mount Athos with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, arrived in the Vatopedi Monastery
13.03.2015 13:20

Administrator of Patriarchal Parishes in the USA meets with Russia’s ambassador in USA

Administrator of Patriarchal Parishes in the USA meets with Russia’s ambassador in USA On March 12, 2015, the administrator of the Moscow Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Bishop Ioann of Naro-Fominsk, met with Russia’s ambassador to the USA, Mr. S. Kislyak, at his residence in Washington.
12.03.2015 3:18

Metropolitan Hilarion begins pilgrimage to Mount Athos

Metropolitan Hilarion begins pilgrimage to Mount Athos On 10 March 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), arrived in the Holy Mount Athos with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
11.03.2015 20:02

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary, Dr. Semjén

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary, Dr. Semjén His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Dr. Zsolt Semjén, Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary.
11.03.2015 19:54

Center for Monitoring the Rights and Freedom of Orthodox Christians in Europe launches its website

Center for Monitoring the Rights and Freedom of Orthodox Christians in Europe launches its website The project has been initiated with the support of the Moscow Patriarchate Representation to the Council of Europe.
09.03.2015 22:36

Primate of Russian Church celebrates Liturgy at Convent of Protecting Veil of the Mother of God on the 2nd Sunday of Lent

Primate of Russian Church celebrates Liturgy at Convent of Protecting Veil of the Mother of God on the 2nd Sunday of Lent Upon his arrival at the convent, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill venerated the holy relics of the blessed eldress Matrona at the Church of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God and officiated at the Liturgy of St Basil the Great at the Church of the Resurrection.
06.03.2015 18:45

Address by Archimandrite Philaret, vice-chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, at the conference organized by the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society on the sidelines of the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Address by Archimandrite Philaret, vice-chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate,  at the conference organized by the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society  on the sidelines of the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council Address by Archimandrite Philaret, vice-chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, at the conference organized by the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society on the sidelines of the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council (Geneva, Switzerland, the 2nd of March 2015)
06.03.2015 17:45

DECR vice-chairman takes part in conference on protection of Christians in the Middle East

DECR vice-chairman takes part in conference on protection of Christians in the Middle East The conference was convened on the initiative of Russia, Lebanon, Armenia, and a non-governmental organization, Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, with the participation of the Paris Institute of Democracy and Cooperation and with the assistance of Russia’s permanent representation to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva.
05.03.2015 17:53

Chinese version of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk’s book ‘The Sacrament of Faith’ comes out

Chinese version of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk’s book ‘The Sacrament of Faith’ comes out The Chinese version of Metropolitan Hilarion’s book ‘The Sacrament of Faith’ has come out. It has been prepared by the Orthodox Brotherhood of Ss Peter and Paul in Hong Kong. The translation was made by Ling Seng, a young expert in Russian language and literature who studies at the extramural…
05.03.2015 14:42

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Rector of Russian Christian Academy for Humanities

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Rector of Russian Christian Academy for Humanities Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute for Postgraduate Studies, met with Prof. Dmitry Bogatyrev, rector of the Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities.
04.03.2015 13:01

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Ambassador of France to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Ambassador of France to Russia Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) met with H.E. Jean-Maurice Ripert, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Russian Federation.
03.03.2015 15:01

Hierarchs of three Local Orthodox Churches celebrate Sunday of Orthodoxy at Archdiocese of Antioch cathedral in USA

Hierarchs of three Local Orthodox Churches celebrate Sunday of Orthodoxy at Archdiocese of Antioch cathedral in USA Prayers were said in Arabic, English, Church Slavonic and Greek.
02.03.2015 8:45

Metropolitan Hilarion: Story of Christ’s Suffering Is the Core of the Gospel

Metropolitan Hilarion: Story of Christ’s Suffering Is the Core of the Gospel After the reading from the Gospel According to St. Mathew, Metropolitan Hilarion addressed the worshippers with a homily
01.03.2015 19:27

On Sunday of Orthodoxy, Patriarch Kirill celebrates liturgy at the Church of Christ the Saviour

On Sunday of Orthodoxy, Patriarch Kirill celebrates liturgy at the Church of Christ the Saviour On March 1, 2015, the Day of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Liturgy of St Basil the Great and the Office of the Triumph of Orthodoxy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour.
27.02.2015 15:48

Primate of Coptic Church thanks His Holiness Patriarch Kirill for condolences over mass killing of Christians in Libya

Primate of Coptic Church thanks His Holiness Patriarch Kirill for condolences over mass killing of Christians in Libya On 19 February 2015, the head of the Coptic Church, Patriarch Tawadros II, sent the following message to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
27.02.2015 10:04

On the tragic events in the villages inhabited by Assyrian Christians in Syria’s northeast

On the tragic events in the villages inhabited by Assyrian Christians in Syria’s northeast Statement of the Communication Service of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations
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