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25.05.2016 12:57

Commemoration Day of St Nicholas the Wonderworker celebrated in Bari

Commemoration Day of St Nicholas the Wonderworker celebrated in Bari On 22 May 2016, the feast of translation of the relics of St Nicholas the Wonderworker from Myra in Lycia to Bari, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in Italy, participated in the divine service at the Basilica of St Nicholas in Bari.
24.05.2016 17:36

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius On 24 May 2016, the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius Equal-to-the-Apostles and Teachers of the Slavs, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
23.05.2016 22:00

Reception at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour takes place on the occasion of the Day of Slavonic Literature and Culture and the Nameday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill

Reception at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour takes place on the occasion of the Day of Slavonic Literature and Culture and the Nameday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill A reception on the occasion of the forthcoming Day of Slavonic Literature and Culture and the Nameday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia was held at the refectory chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
21.05.2016 15:04

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the second meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Secretariat for the Preparation of the Holy and Great Council

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the second meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Secretariat for the Preparation of the Holy and Great Council On 18-20 May 2016, the second session of the Pan-Orthodox Secretariat for the Preparation of the Holy and Great Council took place on the island of Crete.
21.05.2016 11:40

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over EgyptAir plane crash that claimed lives of 66 people

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over EgyptAir plane crash that claimed lives of 66 people The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent messages to French President François Hollande and to the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, expressing condolences over the death of people at the result of the crash of the EgyptAir plane en route from Paris to Cairo.
20.05.2016 18:17

Board of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee meets at the DECR

Board of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee meets at the DECR A meeting of the Board of the founding Churches of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee (CICC) met at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) in Moscow on May 20, 2016.
20.05.2016 18:07

First meeting of the Commission for Dialogue Between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East takes place in Moscow

First meeting of the Commission for Dialogue Between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East takes place in Moscow On 18 May 2016, the first meeting of the Commission for Dialogue Between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East took place at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations.
20.05.2016 16:05

DECR chairman: Athos has great missionary potential for our people

The Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations pays special attention to the development of relationships with the Monastery of St Panteleimon, as well as with other monasteries on Mount Athos, the DECR chairman, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, noted in his speech at the grand meeting on the occasion of…
20.05.2016 15:17

Metropolitan Hilarion: Engaging in interfaith dialogue, we strive to uphold peace in society

Metropolitan Hilarion: Engaging in interfaith dialogue, we strive to uphold peace in society In his report delivered at the grand meeting that took place in Moscow on 19 May 2016 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of foundation of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of this oldest Synodal institution, noted that interfaith dialogue had…
20.05.2016 14:37

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: News on the external activities of the Russian Church is spread in six languages

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: News on the external activities of the Russian Church is spread in six languages On 19 May 2016, in his report delivered at the grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk spoke, among other things, about the work of the DECR Communication Service.