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05.02.2018 20:17

Radicals in Lvov set fire to a church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Radicals in Lvov set fire to a church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church During the night of February 3, 2018, radically minded people set on fire the Holy Prince Vladimir church in the Sikhovsky housing block in Lvov, Ukraine.
04.02.2018 9:58

Representatives of religious communities of Syria and Russia meet in Damascus

Representatives of religious communities of Syria and Russia meet in Damascus On 3 February 2018, a delegation of the Working Group for Rendering Aid to the People of Syria of Russia’s Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations began its visit to Syria and Lebanon, which will be completed on February 9.
01.02.2018 21:51

DECR vice-chairman meets with coordinator of the OSCE Working Group on Humanitarian Issues in the framework of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk

DECR vice-chairman meets with coordinator of the OSCE Working Group on Humanitarian Issues in the framework of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk Archpriest Nikolay Balashov, vice-chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the coordinator of the OSCO Working Group on Humanitarian Issues in the framework of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk, Ambassador Toni Frisch.
01.02.2018 16:58

Patriarch Kirill celebrates Divine Liturgy on the ninth anniversary of his enthronement

Patriarch Kirill celebrates Divine Liturgy on the ninth anniversary of his enthronement On February 1, 2018, the ninth anniversary of the enthronement of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, His Holiness celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the enthronement vestments at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
01.02.2018 2:08

Delegation of the Orthodox Church of Antioch visits churches in Sochi

Delegation of the Orthodox Church of Antioch visits churches in Sochi From January 29 to February 1, 2018, a delegation of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, led by Metropolitan Saba of Bosra, Horan and Arab Mountains, was on a visit to the Russian city of Sochi for the Syria-wide forum – The Congress of the Syrian National Dialogue.
31.01.2018 12:10

Round table on inter-confessional exchange of experience in social ministry takes place at Department for External Church Relations

Round table on inter-confessional exchange of experience in social ministry takes place at Department for External Church Relations On 26 January 2018, a round table on Social Ministry of Religious Communities – Inter-Confessional Exchange of Experience was held at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations within the framework of the 26th International Christmas Educational Readings.
30.01.2018 21:50

DECR representatives take part in event devoted to International Holocaust Remembrance Day

DECR representatives take part in event devoted to International Holocaust Remembrance Day A commemoration ceremony took place at the Jewish Museum and the Center of Tolerance in Moscow, devoted to the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust and the complete lifting of the siege of Leningrad.
30.01.2018 19:32

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulations to Sauli Niinistӧ on his re-election as President of the Republic of Finland

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulations to Sauli Niinistӧ on his re-election as President of the Republic of Finland His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has congratulated President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistӧ on his re-election.
30.01.2018 17:42

Observers from the Russian Orthodox Church attend the Congress of the Syrian National Dialogue in Sochi

Observers from the Russian Orthodox Church attend the Congress of the Syrian National Dialogue in Sochi The Congress of the Syrian National Dialogue began its work at the Olympic Media Center in Sochi.
29.01.2018 18:31

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Miloš Zeman on reelection as President of the Czech Republic

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Miloš Zeman on reelection as President of the Czech Republic His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to the President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman on his reelection.
29.01.2018 11:23

Round table on Theology in Modern World: Russian and Foreign Experience held as part of Christmas Readings at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies

Round table on Theology in Modern World: Russian and Foreign Experience held as part of Christmas Readings at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies The Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI) held a round-table conference on Theology in the Modern World: Russian and Foreign Experience, as part of the 26th Christmas Educational Readings.
27.01.2018 23:51

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the tragedy in South Korean city of Miryang

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the tragedy in South Korean city of Miryang Dozens of people died in the fire that broke out on January 26, 2018, in a hospital in the South Korean city of Miryang. A message of condolences over the tragedy was sent to President Moon Jae-In by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
27.01.2018 20:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada with 5th anniversary of his Primatial ministry

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada with 5th anniversary of his Primatial ministry His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America on the 5th anniversary of his elevation to the Throne of Archbishops of Washington, Metropolitans of All America and Canada.
27.01.2018 20:00

DECR chairman sends greetings to Primate of Orthodox Church in America on 5th anniversary of his enthronement

DECR chairman sends greetings to Primate of Orthodox Church in America on 5th anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada on the 5th anniversary of his Primatial ministry.
27.01.2018 19:26

Russian ambassador in Syria visits Russian Orthodox Church representation in Damascus

Russian ambassador in Syria visits Russian Orthodox Church representation in Damascus January 26, 2018, the commemoration day of St. Jacob the Bishop of Nisibis, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the church of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Damascus representation.
27.01.2018 12:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of Georgian Orthodox Church with commemoration day of St. Nino, Equal-to-the-Apostles and Enlightener of Georgia

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of Georgian Orthodox Church with commemoration day of St. Nino, Equal-to-the-Apostles and Enlightener of Georgia His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya II of All Georgia on the commemoration day of St. Nino, Equal-to-the-Apostles.
27.01.2018 12:00

DECR chairman greets His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya II of All Georgia with commemoration day of St. Nino, Equal-to-the-Apostles

DECR chairman greets His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya II of All Georgia with commemoration day of St. Nino, Equal-to-the-Apostles Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated the Primate of the Georgian Orthodox Church on the commemoration day of St. Nino, Equal-to-the-Apostles and Enlightener of Georgia.
26.01.2018 9:23

Metropolitan Hilarion’s book “Catechism. A Short Guide to the Orthodox Faith” is presented at the 26th International Christmas Readings

Metropolitan Hilarion’s book “Catechism. A Short Guide to the Orthodox Faith” is presented at the 26th International Christmas Readings On 25 January 2018, the most noteworthy educational publications of 2016-17, which underwent expert appraisal and were approved by the Synodal Council of Religious Education and Catechization of the Russian Orthodox Church, were presented at the Church Councils Hall of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in the framework of…
25.01.2018 16:45

A church is leased to the Russian Orthodox Church in Portugal

A church is leased to the Russian Orthodox Church in Portugal During his archpastoral visit to the parishes in Portugal on 18-21 January 2018, Bishop Nestor of Korsun met with Cardinal Manuel José Clementi, Patriarch of Lisbon, at the premises of the Catholic archdiocese.
25.01.2018 10:01

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church congratulates His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia on his 40th birthday

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church congratulates His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia on his 40th birthday His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia on his 40th birthday.
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