The statement expresses hope that “the assistance of Russia will stave off the threat of terror and hasten the coming of peaceful life in this country and in the entire Middle East on the basis of dialogue and accord among different ethnic, religious and ideological groups.”
A monument titled ‘Reunification’, dedicated to the reestablishment of unity within the Local Russian Orthodox Church, was unveiled on September 30, 2015, at Kursk-Root Hermitage.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church has expressed hope that participation of the Russian Federation in the resolution of the Syrian conflict will bring the long hoped-for civil peace to the region.
Metropolitan Hilarion congratulated Mr. Scherbak with his 65th birthday and presented him with an award of the Russian Orthodox Church – the medal of the Order of St. Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Umit Yardim, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Russia.
From September 26 to 28, 2015, the concluding events of the official church-state centenary commemoration of the Armenian genocide took place in Armenia.
The book was published by the Moscow Patriarchate Publishers as part of the His Holiness the Patriarch’s Homily series.
The delegation was led by Dr. Ihsan Issa Hamarneh, chairman of the Orthodox Educational Society of Jordan.
This year permanent members of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the diocesan celebrations marking the millennium of the blessed demise of the Holy Grand Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a letter to the Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania, concerning the destruction of the Church of St Athanasius in the village of Dhërmi and the attack on Rev. Christos Pappas,…