Archbishop Luka of Zaporozhe and Melitopol called upon the faithful to show vigilance as some groups of people collected signatures in favour of moving the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to the jurisdiction of the so-called Kiev Patriarchate. His circular letter is published on the website of the diocese of Zaporozhe.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greeting to His Eminence Metropolitan Daniel of Tokyo and All Japan on the occasion of his Name Day. The text of the message is given below.
They discussed problems involved in the development of religious relations between the peoples of Russia and South Ossetia and other matters of mutual concern.
On September 10, 2014, an international forum on “The Large Family and the Future of Humanity” was opened at the State Kremlin Palace.
On 9 September 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, concluded his pilgrimage to the Metropolis of Moldavia and Bucovina of the Romanian Orthodox Church by visiting churches and monasteries of the city of Iași.
Among those who attended the presentation were the Archbishop of Iași, Metropolitan Teofan of Moldova and Bucovina, professors and students of the Theological Faculty of the University of Iaşi, monastics and clergymen.
On September 8, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarhcate’s department for external church relations, during his pilgrimage to holy places in Romania, visited the Convent of the Nativity of the Mother of God at the Vorona commune. It was the day when the convent celebrated its…
On September 7, 2014, the international religious forum “Prayer for Peace” began its work in Antwerp, Belgium. It has been held annually since 1986 by the Community of St. Egidio, a Catholic lay association. This year the meeting is timed to the centenary of the beginning of World War I…
On September 7, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, who is on pilgrimage to Romania, led the faithful in celebrating the Divine Liturgy at the Pangarati Monastery of the Metropolis of Moldavia and Bukovina of the Romanian Orthodox Church.
On 7 September 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia arrived for a one-day visit to the city of Vladimir to lead the celebrations marking the 800th anniversary of the Vladimir diocese.