On November 16, the fortieth day after the demise of Archimandrite Alexander (Pihach), representative of the Orthodox Church in America to the Moscow Patriarchal see and rector of OCA Moscow representation, the memorial service was celebrated at the church of the Protomartyr Catherine-Close-to-the-Fields.
On November 14, 2016, Bishop Nestor of Korsun attended the Orthodox Bishops’ Assembly in Spain and Portugal.
On 11-13 November 2016, a meeting of the Spanish Orthodox youth took place at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Equal-to-the-Apostles, in Madrid with the blessing of Bishop Nestor of Chersonese.
On 15 November 2016, Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), vice-chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Mr. Magne Barth, head of the regional delegation of the International Red Cross Committee in Russia, Belarus and Moldova.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated Mr. Rumen Radev on his election as President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
On 13 November 2016, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, while on a working visit in Pakistan, consecrated the Church of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God in Islamabad.
On 15 November 2016, the Board of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee (CICC) met at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.
On November 15, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with Germany’s Ambassador to Russia Baron Rüdiger von Fritsch-Seerhausen, at the DECR.
On 11 November 2016, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, paid a brief working visit to the United Arab Emirates.
He was welcomed at the door by Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem and All Palestine, Archimandrite Alexander (Yelisov), head of the Russian Orthodox mission in Jerusalem, Hieromonk Dometian (Markarian), member of the mission, and others.
The role of education in the prevention of radicalization leading to terrorism and violent extremism was the main theme at the 2016 Council of Europe exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue which took place in Strasbourg on November 9-10, 2016.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated Donald Trump on winning the US presidential election.
On November 5, 2016, Archbishop Kirill of San Francisco and Western America, secretary of the Bishops’ Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, presided over All-Night Vigil and the rite of the nomination of Archimandrite Irenaeus (Steenberg) as Bishop of Sacramento, at the Cathedral of Our Lady the Joy…
On 4 November 2016, the autumn session of the Orthodox Bishops’ Conference of Germany opened in Berlin. Taking part in it were ruling and vicar hierarchs of the Orthodox dioceses in Germany.
On November 5, 2016, the President of the Republic of Lebanon Mr. Michel Naim Aoun met with hierarchs of the Orthodox Church of Antioch – Metropolitan Niphon of Philippople, representative of the Patriarch of Antioch to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, and Metropolitan Anthony of Zahle.
On November 6, 2016, the Day of the Icon of the Mother of God ‘The Joy to All the Afflicted’, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church in Bolshaya Ordynka in Moscow, dedicated to this…
(Russian) 4 ноября 2016 года Святейший Патриарх Московский и всея Руси Кирилл посетил государственный прием в Кремле по случаю Дня народного единства.
On November 4, 2016, the Day of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God and the Day of National Unity, President Vladimir Putin and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, after the opening and blessing of the monument of the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles in Borovitskaya…
On November 4, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with France’s Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert.
On 1 November 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H.E. Mr. Jean-Claude Knebeler, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the Russian Federation.