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06.10.2014 21:58

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with ambassador of People’s Democratic Republic of Korea

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with ambassador of People’s Democratic Republic of Korea On October 6, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, received the recently appointed Ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea, Mr. Kim Hyong Jun.
04.10.2014 11:03

Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for Preparing Pan-Orthodox Council completes its session

Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for Preparing Pan-Orthodox Council completes its session The Commission reviewed draft documents of the Pan-Orthodox Council on inter-Christian relations, adopted at the 3rd Pan-Orthodox Preconciliar Consultation in 1986. The participants in the meeting took into account considerable changes that had taken place in a whole number of Protestant denominations in recent decades.
04.10.2014 0:55

DECR representative takes part in the meeting on the situation of Christians in the Middle East

DECR representative takes part in the meeting on the situation of Christians in the Middle East On 3 October 2014, a round table discussion was held at the International News Agency “Russia Today” press centre on the situation of Christians in the Middle East.
03.10.2014 12:57

Russian Orthodox Church representative in Thailand meets Russia’s new-appointed ambassador

Russian Orthodox Church representative in Thailand meets Russia’s new-appointed ambassador Father Oleg expressed satisfaction with the development of relations between the Church Representation and the Russian Embassy in Thailand.
03.10.2014 12:02

A new Eucharistic community formed in central Portugal

A new Eucharistic community formed in central Portugal The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by the rector of the Community of St. Xenia of St. Petersburg in Faro, Archpriest Ioann Gerovetsky, and Hegumen Petr (Prutyanu) at the old 16th century Catholic church of the Holy Spirit.
02.10.2014 11:18

DECR vice-chairman meets with delegation of Turkey’s Presidency of Religious Affairs

DECR vice-chairman meets with delegation of Turkey’s Presidency of Religious Affairs On 1 October 2014, Archimandrite Philaret, vice-chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with a delegation of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey at the DECR premises.
01.10.2014 15:47

First stone laid in foundation of an Orthodox church in Strasbourg

First stone laid in foundation of an Orthodox church in Strasbourg On September 30, 2014, the first stone was laid in the foundation of an Orthodox of All Saints in a solemn ceremony in Strasburg. The ceremony was led by Archbishop Mark of Yegoryevsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s office for institutions abroad.
30.09.2014 19:22

Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for Preparing Pan-Orthodox Council begins its work

Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for Preparing Pan-Orthodox Council begins its work On September 30, 2014, the Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for Preparing a Pan-Orthodox Council began its work at the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s Ecumenical Center in Chambesy near Geneva. The aim of the meeting is to edit the earlier adopted draft documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church.
28.09.2014 19:57

Metropolitan Hilarion: the talents and abilities of those who decided to dedicate their life to God will bring forth a hundredfold fruit

Metropolitan Hilarion: the talents and abilities of those who decided to dedicate their life to God will bring forth a hundredfold fruit After the Ardent Supplication, Metropolitan Hilarion led the congregation in a prayer for peace in Ukraine.
27.09.2014 19:38

Patriarch Kirill consecrates the church of Holy Martyr Clement, the Pope of Rome

Patriarch Kirill consecrates the church of Holy Martyr Clement, the Pope of Rome His Holiness was assisted by a great assembly of bishops and priests. Present at the service were benefactors of the church.