On 13 December 2017, the commemoration day of St. Andrew the-First-Called, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, officiated at the Divine Liturgy at the cathedral of the Russian St.Panteleimon Monastery.
On 12 December 2017, in continuation of his visit to Mount Athos, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, officiated at the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Holy Annunciation of the Vatopedi Monastery, in which he had arrived the day before…
The participants in the meeting discussed cooperation between the Interreligious working group and the Ministry of Awqaf of the Syrian Arab Republic.
On 11 December 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, arrived on Mount Athos.
The Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Syriac Orthodox Church held its first session in Cherepovets, Vologda region.
During his visit to Russia, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, who had come to Moscow for the centenary celebration of the restoration of Patriarchate in the Russian Church, visited Yekaterinburg.
On 8 December 2017, His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Nova Justiniana and All Cyprus completed his visit to Moscow timed to the celebrations marking the centenary of the restoration of the Patriarchate in the Russian Church.
A meeting took place at the initiative of Russia and Hungary on the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna to discuss the security of Christians, especially in the Middle East.
On 7 December 2017, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Yekaterinburg.
His Beatitude Tikhon, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, and members of the OCA delegation Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa, Mrs. Melanie Ringa, Treasurer of the Orthodox Church in America, and Subdeacon Roman Ostashs who took part in the festivities dedicated to the centenary of the restoration of the Patriarchate…