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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The delegation is led by Metropolitan Longin of Saratov and Volsk. He is accompanied by the Rev. Alexander Chebotarev and Mr. A. Perepelitsyn.
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.
The delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church will take part in the forthcoming forum.
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.
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.
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.
At the airport the guests were met by a welcoming party led by Metropolitan John of Varna and Veliki Preslav, Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
On February 10, the Diplomats’ Day, the Mayor’s office in Choueifat, a suburb southeast of Beirut, held a festive meeting.
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.
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.
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.
It will be the ninth Russian Orthodox church in the Kingdom of 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.
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.