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31.03.2016 15:35

DECR chairman meets with Serbia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic

DECR chairman meets with Serbia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic On March 31, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with Serbia’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic, at the DECR.
31.03.2016 10:20

Pan-Orthodox Secretariat of the Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church concludes its first meeting

Pan-Orthodox Secretariat of the Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church concludes its first meeting On March 30, 2016, the Pan-Orthodox Secretariat of the Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church concluded its first meeting, which took place at the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s Orthodox center in Chambesy, Switzerland.
29.03.2016 16:30

Joint press release of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Joint press release of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association The Russian Orthodox Church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association have come out as initiators and organizers of a World Summit of Christian Leaders in Defense of Persecuted Christians to take place from October 28 to 30, 2016, in Moscow.
29.03.2016 14:57

Pan-Orthodox Secretariat of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church begins its work in Chambésy

Pan-Orthodox Secretariat of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church begins its work in Chambésy On 29 March 2016, the first meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Secretariat of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church began at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy, near Geneva, under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Jeremiah of Switzerland (Patriarchate of Constantinople).
28.03.2016 23:19

DECR chairman sends Easter greetings to heads of foreign states

DECR chairman sends Easter greetings to heads of foreign states Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Easter greetings to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, King Felipe VI of Spain, and the Presidents of Austria, France, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Columbia and other countries.
28.03.2016 22:19

Meeting of the working group for coordination of the Russian Orthodox Church’s missionary work in the Philippines

Meeting of the working group for coordination of the Russian Orthodox Church’s missionary work in the Philippines On March 24, 2016, the working group for organizing, coordinating and supporting the Russian Orthodox Church’s missionary work in the Philippines met for its second session at the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR). The working group has been established by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and…
28.03.2016 17:05

Metropolitan Hilarion leads celebrations marking the rector of the St. Tikhon University Archpriest Vladimir Vorobyev’s 75th birthday

Metropolitan Hilarion leads celebrations marking the rector of the St. Tikhon University Archpriest Vladimir Vorobyev’s 75th birthday On March 28, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), celebrated the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at the St. Nicholas Church-at-Kuznetsky Sloboda.
28.03.2016 15:38

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terrorist attack in Pakistan

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terrorist attack in Pakistan His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia extended condolences to Mr. Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of the Republic of Pakistan, over the terrorist attack in Lahore that had claimed lives of dozens of people.
27.03.2016 19:30

Patriarch Kirill’s Paschal greetings to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches

Patriarch Kirill’s Paschal greetings to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent Paschal greetings to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches, including Pope Francis, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, Archbishop Justin Welby of the Anglican Communion, Bishop Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chair of the Council of the Evangelical Church…
27.03.2016 19:29

Paschal greetings of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches

Paschal greetings of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, has sent Paschal greetings to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches, including Pope Francis, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, Archbishop Justin Welby of the Anglican Communion, Bishop Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chair of the…