The news about his death was taken with grief not only by the flock of the Holy Church of Antioch, but also the whole world Orthodoxy since Metropolitan Philip enjoyed universal respect and authority.
Members of the Holy Synod offered up prayers for the health of His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine.
The document was adopted at the session of the Holy Synod on March 19 (Minutes No.3).
March 19, 2014 – the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has opened its first session in 2014 chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
On May 18, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, met with Russia’s national coordinator in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), K. M. Barsky.
On March 18, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, met with Finland’s ambassador to Russia, Mr. Hannu Himanen.
On 18th March 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Abdulaziz A. Aladwani, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Kuwait to the Russian Federation.
Representatives of the Moscow Patriarchate's Student Exchange Commission visited Cyprus on 15-17 March 2014 with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and at the invitation of the Neapolis University in Pafos and Metropolitan Isaiah of Tamasos and Orinis.
As the preparations for the Pan-Orthodox Council planned to take place in 2016 in Istanbul have been intensified, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, DECR chairman, explains to the readers of Ogoniok, a socio-political weekly, why a meeting of all the Orthodox Churches is needed.
Bishop Jovan of Lipljan, a vicar of His Holiness Patriarch of Serbia, accompanied a Serbian team to the 14th FAI World Para-Ski Championship held in Kuzbass on 11-16 March 2014. He was invited by the Para-Ski Federation of the Kemerovo region and Metropolitan Aristarkh of Kemerovo and Prokopievsk with the…