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20.10.2009 19:54

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah of All America and Canada on his jubilee

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America on his 50th birthday. The text is given below. Your Beatitude, beloved Brother and Concelebrant in the Lord: I wholeheartedly greet and congratulate you on the your 50th birthday. On this day,…
20.10.2009 18:02

An Orthodox priest attacked in Bohum

The priest was going home after the Divine service that he celebrated in Dusseldorf, when the unknown persons blocked him the entrance to the house.
20.10.2009 15:56

Metropolitan Amphilohije of Montenegro and the Coastlands takes part in the unveiling of the monument to Alexander Pushkin in Belgrade

The two-meters-high bronze monument, made by a Moscow sculptor Nikolai Kuznetsov-Muromsky, was mounted on a granite pedestal in the city part named after a linguist, ethnographer, historian and major reformer of the Serbian language Vuk Karadzic.
20.10.2009 15:39

Patriarch Kirill congratulates Ms. I. Bokova on her election as UNESCO director general

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following congratulatory message to Ms. I. Bokova on the occasion of her election as UNESCO Director General: Dear Ms. Bokova, I would like to wholeheartedly congratulate you on your election as UNESCO Director General. Your strong qualifications and extensive…
20.10.2009 13:16

Emir Kusturica awarded the Patriarch Alexy II Prize

Outstanding Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica has been awarded the Patriarch Alexy II Prize established by the International Public Foundation of Orthodox Nations.
20.10.2009 12:21

Days of Russian Culture in Iceland opened with singing praise to the Most Holy Mother of God

The Days of Russian Culture in Iceland were opened on October 14, 2009, the Day of the Intercession, with the singing of the Akathistos to the Most Holy Mother of God at St. Nicholas’s Chapel in Reykjavik.
20.10.2009 12:08

Metropolitan Nikodim (Rotov) is commemorated in Dusseldorf

As the 80th birthday of Metropolitan Nikodim of Leningrad and Novgorod’ has been widely marked in these days, the office for the repose of his soul was said on 18 October 2009 at the Parish of the Intercession in Dusseldorf in the Russian Orthodox Church representation in Germany.
19.10.2009 14:54

An exhibition devoted to Metropolitan Nikodim (Rotov) and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia opened in St. Petersburg Theological Academy

Displayed are Metropolitan Nikodim’s vestments, belongings, photographs and the first editions of his works. Another part of the exhibition highlights the work of Patriarch Kirill when he was rector of the Academy.
19.10.2009 14:28

Regular session of the Orthodox-Catholic Theological Dialogue on Cyprus

The participants will discuss the document on the role of the Pope of Rome in the first millennium prepared by the Joint Commission Coordinating Committee in October 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church presented its critical remarks to the Organizing Committee before the session.
19.10.2009 11:04

A chapel in Tallinn handed over to the Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate

It was built by a Russian merchant in the so-called ‘Green Market’ where Russian merchants used to sell greens. In the Soviet time the chapel was closed and since the last century 80s it was tended by the Parish of St. Alexander Nevsky but registered as a property in abeyance.
19.10.2009 10:53

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Antioch meets with Archbishop Alexy of Orekhovo-Zuevo

"Our relations with the Russian Orthodox Church are of a special historical nature. We highly appreciate them and maintain them through our representatives in Moscow and Damascus,' said the Primate of the Church of Antioch.
16.10.2009 12:35

A representative of the Russian Orthodox Church took part in a joint seminar of the European economic and social committee of EU and the Public Council of Russia

On 14-15th of October 2009 in Brussels a representative of the Moscow Patriarchate for European International Organizations Very Rev. Antoniy Ilyin took part in a joint seminar of the European economic and social committee of EU and the Public Council of Russia titled “A membership of the social committee in…
15.10.2009 16:16

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Lithuania and Russia are leaders in the number of suicides. The scale of this tragedy is a reason to think and begin speaking about the causes of such shameful ‘leadership’

Archbishop Hilarion noted that those present at the meetings had no differences on such vital issues as the immutability of the norms of Christian morality and the significance of Christian values in the history of European culture.
13.10.2009 20:29

Archbishop Hilarion lectures at St. Petersburg Theological Academy

In the beginning of the meeting which took place at the Academy’s assembly hall, His Eminence Hilarion was welcomed by the rector of the theological schools, Bishop Ambrose of Gatchina.
13.10.2009 17:20

DECR vice-chairman Hieromonk Philip (Riabykh) meets with Bolivian ambassador, Ms. Maria Luisa Ramos Urzagaste

Ms. Urzagaste shared her impressions of the meeting His Holiness Patriarch Kirill had on 18 September 2009 with the ambassadors of Latin American countries to Moscow. She expressed a desire to contribute to the establishment of a high-level group for interreligious dialogue on the UNESCO platform.
13.10.2009 13:29

An Orthodox church consecrated in the territory of Russian embassy in Beijing

With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the consecration was celebrated by Bishop Mark of Yegoryevsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate secretariat for Russian Orthodox Church institutions abroad.
13.10.2009 11:04

DECR delegation attends a working session of the Churches in Europe section of Russian-German forum St. Petersburg Dialogue

Proposals were voiced concerning prospects for developing the work of the forum’s section on Churches in Europe and the forum as a whole. Under a separate agenda item, the session considered possible themes for St. Petersburg Dialogue to take place in 2010 in Russia.
12.10.2009 16:37

20th annual conference of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Humanitarian University section on Trinitarian Theology Today: Science and Witness led by DECR communication director

The section considered topical themes of the Trinitarian theology today. In his presentation, Father George focused on the ways in which relations between the Persons of the Holy Trinity are reflected in the creation.
10.10.2009 14:42

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets in St. Petersburg

Before the session, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church welcomed the meeting, noting that it was a second Holy Synod session to be held in the historic building of the Sacred Governing Synod and that St. Petersburg assumed the duties of the Synodal capital.
10.10.2009 6:48

Celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of Orthodox in Thailand

A church delegation from Russia will be led by Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations.