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15.01.2010 16:18

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church offers condolences over the earthquake in Haiti

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message to the President of the Republic of Haiti René Garcia Préval expressing his condolences over the catastrophic earthquake that struck the country and brought numerous victims. The text is give below.
13.01.2010 18:25

The DECR Chairman: “We are not prepared to talk either of concrete time, or concrete venue of the meeting between the Patriarch of Moscow and the Pope of Rome”

"We are not prepared as yet to talk either of concrete time, or concrete venue of the meeting between the Patriarch of Moscow and the Pope of Rome," Archbishop Hilarion said. "We say that this meeting should be thoroughly and well prepared, and preparation should include not only protocol formalities."
13.01.2010 16:33

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Evo Morales on his re-election President of Bolivia

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church in his message to Evo Morales congratulated him on his re-election as President of the Multinational State of Bolivia. The text is given below.
13.01.2010 12:55

Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations: “It is impossible to solve religious issues by political means”

On 12 January 2010, Archbishop Hilarion met with the Russian and foreign journalists at the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations. One of the questions regarded the interconnection between church and political problems in the post-Soviet domain.
13.01.2010 12:54

The DECR Chairman: “We vigorously oppose atheism perceived as a ‘common denominator’ of all religions”

On 12 January 2010, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with journalists at the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations. While answering their questions, he told them that the Russian Orthodox Church intended to continue dialogue with different European institutions, including the European Union and the Council of Europe, "on…
13.01.2010 11:17

Relics of Matrona of Moscow abiding in the Laura of the Dormition in Ukraine

The relics of the Blessed Matrona of Moscow were brought to the Svyatogorsk Laura of the Dormition (Donetsk diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church) on the eve of the Nativity of Christ.
12.01.2010 23:41

Archbishop Hilarion: a visit of His Holiness to the Patriarchate of Alexandria will not be just a matter of protocol

On 12 January 2010, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with the Russian and foreign journalists at the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations.
12.01.2010 22:12

Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations meets with Russian and foreign journalists

The meeting was dedicated to the external activities of the Russian Orthodox Church in 2010. Archbishop Hilarion submitted a working plan of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations for approval by His Holiness the Patriarch and members of the Holy Synod at its session on 25 December 2009…
12.01.2010 19:00

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk delivers Patriarchal awards to those who prepared the visit of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to Ukraine

Patriarchal awards were conferred upon M. Komarov, S. Baranov, M. Kudelya, and Ya. Baskov for assistance rendered by them to the success of the Patriarchal visit to Ukraine and as a blessing for their zealous work to the glory of the Russian Orthodox Church.
12.01.2010 17:43

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Director of “La Verite” French Catholic Research Centre

They discussed the present state of the Orthodox-Catholic theological dialogue and possible joint scholarly and publications projects.
12.01.2010 16:26

First session of the working group for compiling modern catechism of the Russian Orthodox Church take place at the Department for External Church Relations

On 12 January 2010, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations and rector of the Church Post-Graduate and Doctoral School, chaired the first session of the working group for compiling modern catechism of the Russian Orthodox Church. The session took place at the…
12.01.2010 14:17

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates the Primate of the Polish Orthodox Church on his Name Day

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland with his Name Day:
12.01.2010 14:17

DECR Chairman congratulates His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland on his Name Day

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations, congratulated the Primate of the Polish Orthodox Church on his Name Day. The text of the greeting is given below:
11.01.2010 14:43

Children celebrate Christmas at the Church of St. John of Kronstadt in Hamburg

According to the Very Revd. Sergei Baburin, rector of the church, the party began with prayers in the church, after which young parishioners presented poetry and musical compositions.
11.01.2010 9:56

Archbishop Hilarion: the ousting of religion from public sphere will end in tragedy

On 9 January 2010, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations, greeted TV viewers with the Nativity of Christ and answered questions in the "Church and the World" programme on the feast.
10.01.2010 16:46

Archbishop Hilarion: the Nativity of Christ is a special feast perceived by the faithful as a winter Pascha as the same gracious joy comes to our hearts

On 10 January 2010, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the 'Joy to All the Afflicted" Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka str., Moscow. Concelebrating were the DECR deputy chairmen archpriest…
09.01.2010 18:59

Archbishop Hilarion admits a deacon into monastic vows at the Laura of the Holy Trinity and St. Sergius

On 8 January 2010, the commemoration day of the apostle, Protomartyr and archdeacon Stephen, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations, officiated at the All-Night Vigil at the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Laura of the Holy Trinity and St. Sergius.
05.01.2010 12:48

Christmas Message of His Holiness Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia, to the Archpastors, Pastors, Monastics and All Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church

On the radiant of the Nativity of Christ I cordially congratulate you on this great feast day.
01.01.2010 18:45

Patriarch Kirill: Our optimism comes from our trust in God’s good will

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia officiated at the prayer service on December 31 in the Church of Christ the Saviour, thanking the Lord for the past year and invoking God’s blessing upon the coming year 2010.
30.12.2009 13:28

Church Graduate School’s academic council sums up the 2009 term

The academic council of the Sts Cyril and Methodius Graduate and Doctoral School, at its meeting on December 29, chaired by Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, summed up the School’s first term.