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15.07.2014 22:30

DECR chairman meets with delegation of China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs

DECR chairman meets with delegation of China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs The head of China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs especially noted the work of the Russia-China group for contacts and cooperation in religious sphere. The third meeting of the group will take place in Moscow on July 16.
15.07.2014 19:38

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with head of China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with head of China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs On 15 July 2014, at the Patriarchal residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia received a delegation of the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA) of the People’s Republic of China, led by its director, Mr. Wang Zuoan.
14.07.2014 0:46

Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga meets with Director of China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs

Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga meets with Director of China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs On 13 July 2014, at the diocesan administration of the St. Petersburg metropolia, Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, Chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate, received a delegation of the State Administration for Religious Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, led by its director Mr. Wang Zuoan.
12.07.2014 20:19

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy at Representation of Serbian Church in Moscow on the feast day of Ss. Peter and Paul

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy at Representation of Serbian Church in Moscow on the feast day of Ss. Peter and Paul On 12 July 2014, the feast day of the Holy Glorious and All-Praised Chief Apostles, Peter and Paul, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, officiated at the Divine Liturgy at the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Church of Ss. Peter…
09.07.2014 14:29

DECR chairman expresses condolences to Dr. Agnes Abuom, moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, over the demise of her spouse

DECR chairman expresses condolences to Dr. Agnes Abuom, moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, over the demise of her spouse Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message to Dr. Agnes Abuom, moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, in which he expressed his condolences over the demise of her husband. The text of the message is…
08.07.2014 11:47

Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia

Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message to His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, in which he informed him of the measures taken by the Russian Orthodox Church to help those affected by the flood in Serbia and expressed his solidarity with the Serbian people.
07.07.2014 23:12

His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine is buried in Kiev after burial service

His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine is buried in Kiev after burial service On 7 July 2014, the feast day of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, the Divine Liturgy and the burial service for the deceased Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine were celebrated in the square before the Cathedral of the Dormition in the Laura of the Caves in…
07.07.2014 17:08

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s condolences over the demise of His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s condolences over the demise of His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, sent to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia the following telegram with condolences over the demise of His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine.
07.07.2014 15:04

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulates Martin Schulz on re-election as President of European Parliament

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulates Martin Schulz on re-election as President of European Parliament Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message to Mr. Martin Schulz, congratulating him on re-election as President of the European Parliament. The election took place on the 1st of July 2014.
06.07.2014 18:38

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church conducts litiya for His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church conducts litiya for His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev On 6 July 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Divine Liturgy at Smolensk Cathedral of the Smolensk icon of the Mother of God in the Novodevichy Convent, offered special prayers for peace in Ukraine and the Litany for the newly departed Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev…