On October 16 and 17, 2014, the Parishes of St Anna of Novgorod and the Holy Princess Olga celebrated together the millennium of the baptism of St Olav, the King of Norway Equal-to-the-Apostles.
On October 18, 2014, the parishioners of the Beirut Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church, led by the rector Hegumen Arseny, representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, made a trip to Tyre in southern Lebanon.
The place where the church stands today used to belong to the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in China which contributed to the development of Russia-China relations for over 250 years.
On 19 October 2014, 19th Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Church of the “Joy to All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Street. Concelebrating with him…
On 17 October 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, visited Naples at the invitation of Crescenzio Cardinal Sepe, Archbishop of Naples, in order to take part in the opening of the academic year at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of Southern Italy.
Presentation by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk Chairman of the Department of External Church Relations at the Opening of the Academic Year at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of the Southern Italy, 17 October 2014.
On 17 October 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Secretary of State of the Holy See.
On 16 October 2014, the 2nd International Forum ‘Religion and Peace’, organized by the Department for Inter-Regional Cooperation, National Policy and Relations with Religious Organizations of Moscow, took place in Moscow.
Metropolitan Hilarion conveyed greetings from His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Primate of the Roman Catholic Church, and Pope Francis conveyed his fraternal greetings and best wishes to Patriarch Kirill.
On 12 October 2014, celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the Parish of the Holy Martyrs Valentine and Pasicratus in Ulm (Germany) took place at the Church of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother God “Of the Sign”.