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14.04.2016 17:59

Moscow Patriarchate representatives attend New York State Assembly and Senate meeting in April declared Russian-American History Month

Moscow Patriarchate representatives attend New York State Assembly and Senate meeting in April declared Russian-American History Month For the first time in history, the both New York state legislative chambers, Senate and Assembly, passed a resolution initiated by a coalition of organizations of Russian compatriots to declare a Russian-American History Month in the state of New York.
13.04.2016 14:55

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church On 13 April 2016, a regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church began at the Hall of the Supreme Church Council of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
13.04.2016 13:25

Church-state delegation visits Syria

Church-state delegation visits Syria A delegation of Russian parliamentarians, members of the inter-factional group for defending Christian values, was on a visit to Syria from April 9 to 12, 2016. It included S. Gavrilov (State Duma), A. Yuschenko (Council of the Federation and State Duma), D. Sablin (Council of the Federation), and Ms. N.…
12.04.2016 12:48

Representative of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch celebrates Liturgy in Damascus

Representative of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch celebrates Liturgy in Damascus On 10 April 2016, hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch and All the Eats celebrated Divine Liturgy in the capital of Syria after a long recess. Hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, concelebrated.
12.04.2016 7:00

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with U.S. Ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with U.S. Ambassador to Russia On 11 April 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Mr. John F. Tefft, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Russian Federation.
11.04.2016 17:38

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Italy to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Italy to Russia On 11 April 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H.E. Cesare Maria Ragaglini, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic to the Russian Federation.
11.04.2016 15:33

Church premises of two new parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate consecrated in Spain

Church premises of two new parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate consecrated in Spain On 9 April 2016, during his archpastoral visit to Spanish parishes, Bishop Nestor of Chersonese celebrated the lesser consecration of church premises of a newly established parish of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in the city of Alicante.
09.04.2016 11:44

Moscow Patriarchate and Roman Catholic Church launch joint project in support of Syrian Christians

Moscow Patriarchate and Roman Catholic Church launch joint project in support of Syrian Christians On April 6-7, 2016, the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church launched activities in Lebanon and Syria to support Christians in distress. As is known, the tragedy in the Middle East, which has affected people of various Christian confessions and other groups of the population and raised the…
07.04.2016 1:46

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of Higher Diplomatic Courses

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of Higher Diplomatic Courses On 6 April 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with students of the Higher Diplomatic Courses of the Diplomatic Academy of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
06.04.2016 11:16

Patriarch Kirill calls upon religious leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to help stop bloodshed in Nagorno Karabakh

Patriarch Kirill calls upon religious leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to help stop bloodshed in Nagorno Karabakh His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent messages to Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshuqur Pasha-zade, chairman of the Caucasus Moslem Board, stating the concern and anxiety with which he took the tragic news about the hostilities in Nagorno Karabakh…
05.04.2016 21:27

Patriarch Kirill meets with British Ambassador to Russia Dr. Laurie Bristow

Patriarch Kirill meets with British Ambassador to Russia Dr. Laurie Bristow On April 5, 2016, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, met with Great Britain’s Ambassador to Russia Dr. Laurie Bristow, at the patriarchal and synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery.
05.04.2016 14:36

Russian Foreign Minister congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on the 70th anniversary of the Department for External Church Relations

Russian Foreign Minister congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on the 70th anniversary of the Department for External Church Relations 4 April 2016 marked the 70th anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR). Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, has sent his congratulation to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the occasion of the anniversary.
05.04.2016 13:42

Inter-Council Presence Commission on Theology holds its regular session

Inter-Council Presence Commission on Theology holds its regular session On 4 April 2016, the Commission on Theology of the Inter-Council Presence of the Russian Orthodox Church held its regular session at the Department for External Church Relations under the chairmanship of the head of the Commission, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, DECR chairman, rector of Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological…
31.03.2016 23:37

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič who is completing his mission in Russia

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič who is completing his mission in Russia On 31 March 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia received the Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič who is completing his diplomatic mission in the Russian Federation due to his appointment as Permanent Observer to the United Nations Office and Specialized Agencies in Geneva.
31.03.2016 16:07

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church attend the commemoration of Brussels terror attacks victims

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church attend the commemoration of Brussels terror attacks victims On 28 March 2016, over 1200 people gathered at the Catholic Cathedral of Ss Michael and Gudula in Brussels to commemorate the victims of the airport and metro terror attacks and to express solidarity with all those whom the tragedy has affected.
31.03.2016 15:35

DECR chairman meets with Serbia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic

DECR chairman meets with Serbia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic On March 31, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with Serbia’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic, at the DECR.
31.03.2016 10:20

Pan-Orthodox Secretariat of the Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church concludes its first meeting

Pan-Orthodox Secretariat of the Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church concludes its first meeting On March 30, 2016, the Pan-Orthodox Secretariat of the Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church concluded its first meeting, which took place at the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s Orthodox center in Chambesy, Switzerland.
29.03.2016 16:30

Joint press release of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Joint press release of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association The Russian Orthodox Church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association have come out as initiators and organizers of a World Summit of Christian Leaders in Defense of Persecuted Christians to take place from October 28 to 30, 2016, in Moscow.
29.03.2016 14:57

Pan-Orthodox Secretariat of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church begins its work in Chambésy

Pan-Orthodox Secretariat of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church begins its work in Chambésy On 29 March 2016, the first meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Secretariat of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church began at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy, near Geneva, under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Jeremiah of Switzerland (Patriarchate of Constantinople).
28.03.2016 23:19

DECR chairman sends Easter greetings to heads of foreign states

DECR chairman sends Easter greetings to heads of foreign states Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Easter greetings to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, King Felipe VI of Spain, and the Presidents of Austria, France, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Columbia and other countries.
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