After the celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of the church of the Dormition in Beijing, Metropolitan Anthony of Chersonesus and Western Europe, head of the Moscow Patriarchate office for the institutions abroad, visited Shanghai
On 19th – 20th October 2019, the celebrations marking the 125th anniversary of the beginning of the ministry of St. Raphael of Brooklyn in North America and the centenary of Saint Nicholas Cathedral of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America took place in Brooklyn, New York.
On 19 October 2019 the Orthodox Church honours the memory of the Holy Apostle Thomas who, according to the church tradition, preached the word of God in Asia and reached China.
On 17th October 2019, during a session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, a statement was adopted concerning the situation that arose in the Greek Orthodox Church after it convened on 12th October 2019 the extraordinary Council of Hierarchs on the Ukrainian church issue (Minutes No. 125).
On October 17, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia chaired the extraordinary session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church held at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in Danilov Monastery in Moscow.
Patriarch Kirill laid a wreath at the grave and said the Office for the Dead.
The chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, gave an interview to the TASS News Agency
On 14th October 2019, at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St. Daniel’s Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Mr. Jean-René Fournier, President of the Council of States of the Swiss Confederation.
On 9th October 2019, commemoration day of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian and the 30th anniversary of glorification of St. Tikhon the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, clerics of Saint Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York, USA, celebrated the Divine Liturgy.
Taking part in the session were prominent representatives of different states, politicians, scientists, businessmen and journalists who discussed various forms of dialogue among nations and cultures with the purpose of facilitating peaceful development, prosperity and stability.