On 16 April 2016, a regular session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has opened at the historical building of the Sacred Governing Synod in St. Petersburg.
On April 13, 2016, the Moscow International Salon of Education (MISE) began its work at Pavilion 75 of the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh).
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.
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.
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.…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…