On 26 January 2010, His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine met with Mikhail Zurabov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Ukraine. The meeting took place at the residence of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church at the Dormition Laura of the Caves in…
Dear delegates: The PACE current session will consider discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, an issue having a serious ethical aspect. The overwhelming majority of European Christians, Muslims, and Jews have common vision of this problem. It is obvious that the draft Resolution and draft Recommendation cast…
A session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is taking place on 25 through 29 January 2010. Themes under discussion include discrimination on ground of sexual orientation or gender identity.
On 25 January 2010, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia received archpriest Vitaly Tarasjev, rector of the metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade. The meeting took place at the Patriarchal palace in Belgrade.
On 23 January 2010, a round-table discussion "Social standards and social ethics in Eastern Europe" round table discussion took place at the Minsk Institute of Legal Science. It was organized by the European Humanities University (Lithuania), the "Crossroads" journal, the "Oikumene" Centre, and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
On 24 January 2010, His Beatitude Christopher, Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia arrived in Russia on a private visit. The Primate of the Orthodox Church in the Czech Lands and Slovakia will visit Omsk, and then will spend two weeks at the Laura of the Holy Trinity and…
This mission, the archpastor explained, is directed first of all at the members of the Russian Orthodox Church as well as at her potential members, including children, the youth, and other people who, though having been baptized, do not lead a Christian way of life as yet.
On 24 January 2010, His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine officiated at the divine service at the Convent of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God in Kiev celebrated for canonization, as a locally venerated saint, of nun Anastasia (Romanova), a zealot of piety and founder…
On 25 January 2010, the commemoration day of the holy martyr Tatiana, patroness of Russian students, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of the Moscow State University.
In accordance with the Statute of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the office of enthronement of His Holiness Irinej, the newly elected Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, took place after the hierarchal liturgy at the Cathedral of the Holy Archangels in Belgrade on 23 January 2010, the…
The Publishing House of St. Vladimir's Theological seminary, New York, USA, released an audiodisc with "The Divine Liturgy" by Archbishop Hilarion (Alfeyev).
On 23 January 2010, a delegation from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological seminary (New York, USA) took part in the All-Night Vigil at the Church of the "Joy to All Afflicted" Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Str., Moscow. Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate…
A new Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church was elected in Belgrade on 22 January 2010. Bishop Irinej of Niš has become Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch.
In the evening of 22 January 2010, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia had a telephone conversation with the newly elected Patriarch Irinej.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated Bishop Irinej of Niš on his election Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Patriarch of Serbia. The text of congratulatory message is given below.
On 22 January 2010, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for external church relations, met with the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II at "Danilovskaya" hotel.
Archbishop Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations, sent the following congratulatory message to Bishop Irinej of Niš on his election to the Serbian Patriarchal Throne.
On 21 January 2010, the Theological and Canonical Commission at the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church made public its Resolution on abortions and same-sex marriages. The document is timed to the session of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) due to take place later in January…
Bishop Irinej of Nis has become the Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch.
On 21 January 2010, a meeting on the preparation of the "International Law and Religious Traditions. Potential for Cooperation" seminar took place at the Department for external church relations. The seminar is planned to be held in Hamburg next autumn.