Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk told the guests about the activities of Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute, in particular, about its plans to organize international theological conferences.
On 11 December 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez, head of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, usually referred to as Diyanet, at the Patriarchal residency in Chisty side-street.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relation sand Rector of the Theological Institute of Post-Graduate Studies, opened the conference and greeted the participants on behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
On December 8, 2014, with the blessing of the rector of Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the CMI students met with the head of the European Union’s delegation in Russia, Mr. Vygaudas Ušackas.
The visit of His Beatitude Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, was concluded on December 10, 2014, after a stay in St Petersburg.
On the eve of the commemoration day, the All-Night Vigil was celebrated by Archbishop Amvrosy of Peterhof, rector of the St. Petersburg theological academy and seminary.
Greeting the audience were the DECR chairman, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, who said words full of feeling about the First World War, and Mr. Vygaudas Ušackas, EU representative in Russia.
A well-known figure in the Russian émigré community received the award in consideration of his long work for the of Russian Orthodox tradition in Western Europe and in connection with his 80th birthday.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following greeting to an outstanding figure of the Russian émigré community, Baron Tiesenhausen:
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following letter of greeting to Baron Tiesenhausen: