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10.04.2014 6:13

Metropolitan Hilarion administers the rite of reuniting those who temporarily fell away from the Orthodox Church

Metropolitan Hilarion administers the rite of reuniting those who temporarily fell away from the Orthodox Church The rite of reunification is administered in this church twice a year. On April 9, fifty four people renounced heathenism, sectarian delusions and schismatic false belief by pledging on the Gospel allegiance to the Church. After the oath, Metropolitan Hilarion laid his homophor on the head of each of those…
09.04.2014 12:58

Second meeting of the working group for dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey takes place at the Department for External Church Relations

Second meeting of the working group for dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey takes place at the Department for External Church Relations The meeting was held at the DECR premises on April 8, 2014, under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) and Prof. Dr. Mehmet Paçaci, head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the…
09.04.2014 12:57

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with the head of Foreign Relations Department of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey

On 8th April 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Prof. Dr. Mehmet Paçaci, head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, usually referred to as Diyanet.
08.04.2014 0:42

Metropolitan Hilarion: the Mother of God always comes to our aid and always hears our prayers

Metropolitan Hilarion: the Mother of God always comes to our aid and always hears our prayers After the liturgy, Metropolitan Hilarion addressed the congregation, delivering a sermon on the meaning of the Annunciation as not only a fruit of Divine providence and action but also human participation and contribution in the person of the Most Holy Mother of God, who humbly accepted God’s blessing to the…
05.04.2014 16:43

DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of Metropolitan Ioann of Zagreb and Ljubljana, Serbian Church

DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of Metropolitan Ioann of Zagreb and Ljubljana, Serbian Church Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, in the following letter to His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, expressed condolences over the demise of Metropolitan Ioann of Zagreb and Ljubljana
04.04.2014 17:01

Meeting with participants in the St. Petersburg Dialogue youth forum at the DECR

Welcoming the guests to the DECR, Father Sergiy spoke about the history of the department and its major areas of work, such as relations with Local Orthodox Churches, the Russian Orthodox Church’s participation in preparing a Pan-Orthodox Council planned for 2016.
04.04.2014 16:34

Celebrations marking 150th anniversary of the first Orthodox Liturgy in Mongolia take place in Ulan Bator

Celebrations marking 150th anniversary of the first Orthodox Liturgy in Mongolia take place in Ulan Bator On the 3rd of April (according to the Gregorian calendar) 1864, priest Ioann Nikolsky celebrated the first Divine Liturgy in a small Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, abutting on the building of the Russian Consulate in Urga (the old name of Ulan Bator). That day is considered to be…
04.04.2014 14:31

DECR delegation visits Vatican and meets with Pope Francis

DECR delegation visits Vatican and meets with Pope Francis On April 2, the DECR delegates attended the general audience of Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Square and later met with the Pope.
04.04.2014 0:02

Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview to National Catholic Register

Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview to National Catholic Register Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview to National Catholic Register
03.04.2014 16:26

Meeting of Interreligious Council of Russia takes places in Moscow

Taking part in the meeting were representatives of Russia’s traditional religions, as well as Mr. Anton Ignatenko, representative of the Moscow Government, and Mr. Ivan Korostelev, representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.