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22.03.2016 13:53

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk greets Primate of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem with his Name Day

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk greets Primate of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem with his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem on the commemoration day of his heavenly patron, the Holy Martyr Theophilus of Sebaste.
21.03.2016 14:48

Trinity Cathedral under construction on Branley embankment crowned with central cupola

Trinity Cathedral under construction on Branley embankment crowned with central cupola On March 19, 2016, a solemn ceremony took place in the French capital on the occasion of the blessing and installation of the main cupola and a cross on top of the new cathedral church of the diocese of Chersonese, on the Branley embankment.
21.03.2016 7:42

Leaders of the country, local churches and foreign diplomatic missions congratulate Patriarch Kirill on 40th anniversary of his episcopal consecration

Leaders of the country, local churches and foreign diplomatic missions congratulate Patriarch Kirill on 40th anniversary of his episcopal consecration On 20 March 2016, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, after the Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour, Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna, read out a congratulatory message to the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the occasions of the 40th anniversary of the episcopal consecration…
20.03.2016 20:54

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the Sunday of Orthodoxy

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the Sunday of Orthodoxy That day was marked by the main celebrations on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of episcopal consecration of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill. The actual date was March 14, Monday of the first week of Lent.
20.03.2016 16:41

Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine visits Greece

Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine visits Greece The Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, visited Greece.
17.03.2016 22:47

Secretariat for interreligious relations is instituted at the DECR

Secretariat for interreligious relations is instituted at the DECR The section for interreligious contacts of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations is reorganized into the secretariat for interreligious relations with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill.
17.03.2016 18:57

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President Rivlin of the State of Israel

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President Rivlin of the State of Israel On 17 March 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the President of the State of Israel, Mr. Reuven Rivlin.
17.03.2016 15:18

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with British ambassador in Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with British ambassador in Russia On March 17, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Russia, H. E. Laurie Bristow, at the DECR.
17.03.2016 15:13

DECR chairman meets with Apostolic Nuncio who is completing his mission in Russia

DECR chairman meets with Apostolic Nuncio who is completing his mission in Russia On March 17, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with the Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic who is completing his diplomatic mission in the Russian Federation due to his assignment as Permanent Observer of the Holy See in the UN structures in Geneva and the WTO.
17.03.2016 13:24

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with the head of the Catholic archdiocese in Moscow

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with the head of the Catholic archdiocese in Moscow On March 16, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), received Archbishop Paolo Pezzi, ordinary of the Archdiocese of the Mother of God and president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops in Russia, at the parish house of the church of…