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09.08.2014 16:45

Metropolitan Hilarion’s greetings to Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos on the day of its patron saint

Metropolitan Hilarion’s greetings to Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos on the day of its patron saint In his message to the abbot of the Russian Monastery of St. Penteleimon on Holy Mount Athos, Archimandrite Jeremiah, the head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, greets him, the brethren and numerous pilgrims on the occasion of the commemoration day of the…
08.08.2014 15:56

Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, arrives in America to begin his service

Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, arrives in America to begin his service On 6 August 2014, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA, arrived in the United States where he will carry out his archpastoral ministry. Meeting him at the John F. Kennedy International Airport were archpriest George Konyev, Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA,…
05.08.2014 16:15

Metropolitan Hilarion: Middle East and Ukraine – parts of the same strategy

Metropolitan Hilarion: Middle East and Ukraine – parts of the same strategy The causes of the wide spread of radical Islamist ideologies and ways of solving the problem; the military conflicts in the Middle East as related to the escalation of violence in Ukraine; the fate of the kidnapped Metropolitans of Syria are subjects of the interview given to RIA-Novosti by the…
05.08.2014 12:32

Statement by Synodal Information Department Regarding the Death of Orthodox Priest and Threats to Religious Peace in Ukraine

Statement by Synodal Information Department Regarding the Death of Orthodox Priest and Threats to Religious Peace in Ukraine The number of victims of the civil confrontation in Ukraine is multiplying every day. On July 31st, a cleric of the Church of St. George in the Lugansk diocese, archpriest Vladimir Kresliansky, died of wounds received during the shelling of residential areas of Lugansk.
05.08.2014 11:12

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over earthquake in China’s Yunnan province

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over earthquake in China’s Yunnan province His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to Mr.Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, over a devastating earthquake in south-west China.
05.08.2014 11:10

Metropolitan Hilarion expresses condolences to Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China over earthquake in Yunnan province

Metropolitan Hilarion expresses condolences to Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China over earthquake in Yunnan province In his message to Mr. Li KEQIANG, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed his condolences over a devastating earthquake in Yunnan province, as a result of which several hundred people…
04.08.2014 13:32

In Belgrade Patriarch Irinej of Serbia participates in events marking First World War Centenary

In Belgrade Patriarch Irinej of Serbia participates in events marking First World War Centenary On 1 August 2014, marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, solemn events to commemorate the Russian soldiers, who had laid down their lives in the name of Serbia’s freedom, took place at the Russian Necropolis in Belgrade.
03.08.2014 10:05

Patriarchal condolences to President Xi Jinping over the tragedy in Kunshan

Patriarchal condolences to President Xi Jinping over the tragedy in Kunshan His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following message of condolences to President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China over the explosion at a factory in the city of Kunshan, in which tens of people have been killed and injured
03.08.2014 10:03

Metropolitan Hilarion’s condolences to Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China over the tragedy in Kunshan

Metropolitan Hilarion’s condolences to Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China over the tragedy in Kunshan The chairman of the Department for Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, has sent to the Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Mr. Li Keqiang, the following message of condolences over the tragedy which has resulted from an explosion at…
02.08.2014 15:31

On centenary of Russia’s entry into World War I, Patriarch Kirill celebrated Liturgy at Memorial Church of St. George and headed the consecration of Archimandrite Ioann (Rochshin) as Bishop of Naro-Fominsk

On centenary of Russia’s entry into World War I, Patriarch Kirill celebrated Liturgy at Memorial Church of St. George and headed the consecration of Archimandrite Ioann (Rochshin) as Bishop of Naro-Fominsk On August 1, 2014, the Day of the Founding of the Relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Memorial Church of St. George the Conqueror on Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow. On that day one hundred years…