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28.08.2017 19:48

On Assumption Day and anniversary of opening of 1917-1918 Local Council, Patriarch Kirill celebrated liturgy at Kremlin Cathedral of the Assumption

On Assumption Day and anniversary of opening of 1917-1918 Local Council, Patriarch Kirill celebrated liturgy at Kremlin Cathedral of the Assumption On August 28, 2017, the Day of the Assumption of the Most Holy Mary, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the patriarchal Cathedral of the Assumption in the Moscow Kremlin.
28.08.2017 15:40

Metropolitan Hilarion greets the participants in the 3d International Christian Forum

Metropolitan Hilarion greets the participants in the 3d International Christian Forum On August 28, 2017, the 3d International Christian Forum was opened in Moscow. A message of greetings has been sent to the participants by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR). The message was voiced at the opening ceremony by Rev. Dimitry…
25.08.2017 15:22

DECR representative takes part in International Interreligious Youth Forum

DECR representative takes part in International Interreligious Youth Forum August 23-25, the 4th International Interreligious Youth Forum took place in Makhachkala
25.08.2017 7:38

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at the annual Meeting for Friendship Amongst Peoples in Rimini

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at the annual Meeting for Friendship Amongst Peoples in Rimini On 24 August 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, attended the 38th Meeting for Friendship Amongst Peoples organized by the “Communion and Liberation” Catholic association of laypeople in Rimini, Italy, on 20-26 August 2017.
25.08.2017 7:35

Second consignment of humanitarian aid collected by Russian religious organizations delivered to Syria

Second consignment of humanitarian aid collected by Russian religious organizations delivered to Syria On 22 August 2017, the second consignment of humanitarian aid for the suffering population of Syria, which had been collected with the assistance of the Interreligious Working Group of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations, was sent to Syria.
23.08.2017 8:00

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Holy See Secretary of State

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Holy See Secretary of State On 22 August 2017, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
21.08.2017 15:00

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Holy See Secretary of State

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Holy See Secretary of State DECR Chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met at the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations (DECR) with the Holy See Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin who is on an official visit to Russia at the invitation of the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
21.08.2017 14:19

DECR chairman meets with Argentine’s ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Argentine’s ambassador to Russia Metropolitan Hilarion warmly welcomed the head of the Argentinian diplomatic mission to the synodal department responsible for the external contacts of the Russian Church.
19.08.2017 9:19

Metropolitan Hilarion: It is important that the mass media do not distort what church hierarchs say

Metropolitan Hilarion: It is important that the mass media do not distort what church hierarchs say Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his church ministry on August 19.
18.08.2017 21:56

Administrator of Patriarchal parishes in the USA meets with Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Administrator of Patriarchal parishes in the USA meets with Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations On 17 August 2017, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA, visited the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations in New York, where he had a meeting with Mr. Vasily Nebenzya, newly appointed Russia’s Representative to the UN.
18.08.2017 20:31

Metropolitan Hilarion: Our task is to put the Patriarch’s ideas into practice

Metropolitan Hilarion: Our task is to put the Patriarch’s ideas into practice On August 19, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his ordination into priesthood.
18.08.2017 18:08

His Holiness Patriarchal Kirill greets DECR chairman with 30th anniversary of his ordination into priesthood

His Holiness Patriarchal Kirill greets DECR chairman with 30th anniversary of his ordination into priesthood His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, on the 30th anniversary of his ordination into priesthood.
18.08.2017 13:03

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church expresses condolences over terror attack in Barcelona

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church expresses condolences over terror attack in Barcelona His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia conveyed his condolences to King Felipe VI of Spain over the terror attack in Barcelona. The day before, in the evening, a van ploughed into a crowd of people on Las Ramblas pedestrian mall in the centre of Barcelona. As was…
18.08.2017 10:57

Metropolitan Hilarion: I would not change this ministry for anything else

Metropolitan Hilarion: I would not change this ministry for anything else On the eve of the 30th anniversary of his episcopal consecration, which took place on August 19, 1987, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, gave an interview to Rossijskaya Gazeta.
17.08.2017 17:27

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk gives interview to Italian newspaper II Sole-24 Ore

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk gives interview to Italian newspaper II Sole-24 Ore In his interview given to Italian II Sole – 24 Ore by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, in anticipation of the visit by the Holy See State Secretary Cardinal P. Parolin, he highlighted such topics as development of dialogue and cooperation…
16.08.2017 22:13

Metropolitan Sergy of Barnaul and Altai leads celebrations on patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos

Metropolitan Sergy of Barnaul and Altai leads celebrations on patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos On 7-12 August 2017, a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church made a pilgrimage to Mount Athos with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
14.08.2017 15:35

DECR vice-chairman meets with El Salvador’s charge d’affaires in Russia

DECR vice-chairman meets with El Salvador’s charge d’affaires in Russia DECR vice-chairman Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov) met with Al Salvador’s charge d’affaires in Russia Mr. Yuri Pavel Santacruz Perdomo, at the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations.
12.08.2017 23:15

New administrator of Moscow Patriarchate parishes in Italy arrives at his workplace

New administrator of Moscow Patriarchate parishes in Italy arrives at his workplace August 11, 2017 – the newly appointed administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in Italy, Bishop Matfey of Bogorodsk, arrived in Rome.
12.08.2017 23:00

Russian Orthodox Church hierarchs take part in celebrations devoted to the Suprasl wonderworking Icon of the Mother of God in Poland

Russian Orthodox Church hierarchs take part in celebrations devoted to the Suprasl wonderworking Icon of the Mother of God in Poland With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and at the invitation of Jakubow, Archbishop of Białystok and Gdańsk, Archbishop Justinian of Elista and Kalmykia arrived in Poland for the celebrations held in the Suprasl monastery, devoted to the Annunciation of the Most Holy Mother…
10.08.2017 17:50

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over devastating earthquake in China’s Sichuan Province

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over devastating earthquake in China’s Sichuan 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 the devastating earthquake in southwestern China
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