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20.11.2009 16:28

President Dmitry Medvedev wishes many happy returns of the day to Patriarch Kirill

Offering congratulations on his birthday to the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, the head of the Russian state said he was delighted to pay his respect to His Holiness personally and wished him good health and spiritual strength in carrying out his primatial ministry.
20.11.2009 16:06

Patriarch Kirill extends condolences to the family of Father Daniel Sysoev and to the parishioners of St. Thomas’s in Moscow

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences over the tragic death of Father Daniel Sysoev, rector of St Thomas’s Church, who was killed on the night of November 19, 2009, by an unknown criminal. Given below is the text of the message of condolences. To Yulia…
20.11.2009 16:05

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk extends condolences to the wife of Father Daniel Sysoev over his murder

Dear Matushka Yulia, I have been deeply shocked by the murder of your husband, a well-known and loved priest in Moscow, committed with an open defiance in a church of God. Please accept my most sincere condolences. The fellow-priests of the late Father share with you in the sorrow that…
19.11.2009 23:50

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church takes part in burial service for Patriarch Paul of Serbia

Along with the episcopate and clergy of the Serbian Church, the burial service was attended by delegations from Local Orthodox Churches led by patriarchs and prominent hierarchs. The delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church was led by Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for all Belarus.
19.11.2009 20:56

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets leaders of Heilongjiang Province and Harbin Administrations for Religious Affairs

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, during his stay in Harbin on 19 November 2009, met with the leaders of the Heilongjiang Province and Harbin Administrations for Religious Affairs.
19.11.2009 20:53

DECR chairman visits the Church of the Intercession in Harbin

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow patriarchate department for external church relations, who is on a visit to China at the invitation of the Chinese State Administration for Religious Affairs, visited on 19 November 2009 the Church of the Intercession in Harbin.
19.11.2009 20:50

Archbishop Hilarion visits former Cathedral of St. Sophia and city cemetery in Harbin

Archbishop Hilarion and the delegation, who came to China at the invitation of the Chinese State Administration for Religious Affairs, visited on 19 November 2009 the Cathedral of St. Sophia and the city cemetery in Harbin. They were accompanied by Russian General Consul in Shenyang S. Podberezko and Director of…
19.11.2009 15:32

Patriarch Kirill sends a message of greetings to the Conference of the Identity of Values for Europe

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following message of greetings to the Conference on the Identity of Values for Europe held on November 19-10, 2009, in Venice. This forum was initiated by the European People’s Party. Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Brothers and Sisters: I…
19.11.2009 14:19

Representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia at the Patriarch of Antioch becomes an honourary member of ‘Russian Cultural Community of Lebanon’ Association

Press service of the Representation of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia at the Patriarch of Antioch report that one of the objectives of the community is support and assistance to Russian diaspora in Lebanon in exercising human rights and freedoms, including the right to express, maintain and develo0…
19.11.2009 11:19

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with the Chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society Sergei Stepashin

On 18 November 2009, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church met with Sergei Stepashin, the Chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS).
18.11.2009 21:48

Archbishop Hilarion meets with representatives of the traditional religions of China

On behalf of representatives of the traditional religious organization, Anthony Liu Bainian expressed his appreciation of the ongoing dialogue on the normalization of the situation of Orthodoxy in China and added that, as a Catholic, he is well aware of the importance of having the well-trained clergymen and church buildings…
18.11.2009 17:32

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’ condolences upon the demise of Prof. Dr. Fairy von Lilienfeld

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent his condolences to Bishop Johannes Friedrich of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria over the demise of Prof. Dr. Fairy von Lilienfeld, a decades-long participant in the “Arnolshain” theological dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Evangelical Church in…
18.11.2009 11:44

Patriarch Kirill congratulates Rev. Martin Junge on his election as general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following congratulatory message to Rev. Martin Junge on the occasion of his election as general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation Dear Pastor Junge, I wholeheartedly congratulate you on your election to the high office of general secretary…
17.11.2009 22:19

Metropolitan Christopher of the Czech Lands and Slovakia arrives in Moscow

An official delegation of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia arrived in Moscow on 17 November 2009 for the celebrations devoted to the 10th anniversary of this Church’s Moscow Representation, at the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
17.11.2009 16:36

Talks on Russian-Chinese relations in religious sphere held in Beijing

The delegation of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organization and the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations held talks on 17 November 2009 in Beijing with leaders of the Chinese State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA).
17.11.2009 16:30

Archbishop Hilarion’s TV talk on Church and World honoured with a special award of the Radonezh festival president

The jury of the 14th International Film and Television- and Radio- Programs ‘Radonezh’ announced its decision on November 13.
17.11.2009 16:20

Patriarch Kirill on the place of the Church’s Post-Graduate School in the Russian Church’s structure of theological education

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, speaking at the meeting of rectors of the Russian Orthodox Church’s theological schools, which took place on November 13 at the Church of Christ the Saviour, pointed to the need to adjust today’s system of theological education to the Bologna system.
17.11.2009 12:58

An international conference on Patriarchal Visit to Ukraine: Responding to Challenges of Time to take place in Kiev

With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine, an international conference on the Patriarchal Visit to Ukraine: Responding to Challenges of Time will take place on 19-20 November 2009 in Kiev. Among its participants are…
17.11.2009 9:50

Archbishop Hilarion visits Russian embassy in Beijing

Archbishop Hilarion and other members of the official delegation of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations and the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations were welcomed by Russian Ambassador in Beijing S. Razov, minister-counsellor E. Tomikhin and other Russian diplomats in China.
16.11.2009 18:51

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sends his condolences over the demise of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over the demise of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia. Patriarch Kirill’s message to Archbishop of Tsetin and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Coastlands Amfilohije, who was elected Locum Tenens of the Patriarchal Throne of the Serbian Church,…