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01.10.2009 10:00

Archbishop Hilarion attends Moscow mayor’s meeting with religious organization

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, attended the meeting between the Moscow mayor and leaders and representatives of religious organizations in Moscow, on 29 September 2009.
29.09.2009 20:48

‘Religion and Political Culture’ Conference in Rome

Taking part in the discussion were religious, political and public figures from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania.
28.09.2009 19:38

Patriarch Kirill completes his visit to Belarus

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia completed his primatial visit to Belarus on 28 September 2009.His Holiness was seen off at the airport in Vitebsk by Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for All Belarus, Archbishop Dimitry of Vitebsk and Orsha, clergy of the Byelorussian…
28.09.2009 16:33

Patriarch Kirill meets with students and young people in Vitebsk

During his visit to Belarus His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with university students and young people in Vitebsk, on 28 September 2009. The meeting took place at the Vitebsk concert-hall. Some screens were also set up outside the hall for thousands of people who came…
26.09.2009 16:09

Patriarch Kirill lays flowers at the Victory Memorial in Minsk

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia laid flowers at the Victory Memorial in Minsk, on 26 September 2009. He was accompanied by Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for All Belarus, and other bishops and priests. His Holiness and his delegation were welcomed at Victory…
26.09.2009 15:37

Patriarch Kiril made Doctor of Theology by the Byelorussian State University Institute of Theology

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, during his patriarchal visit to Belarus, visited on 26 September 2009 the Byelorussian State University’s Sts Cyril and Methodius Institute of Theology. The faculty and students came out to welcome the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church and to take him to their…
25.09.2009 20:28

Patriarch Kirill meets with Byelorussian President Alexander Lukashenko

During his primatial visit to Belarus, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met on 25 September 2009 with Byelorussian President Alexander Lukashenko.  The head of Belarus welcomed His Holiness Kirill at the front door of this residence. They moved to the Blue Hall for an exchange of…
23.09.2009 19:40

DECR chairman meets with Russian ambassador in the Republic of Korea

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, met on 23 September 2009 with the newly-appointed Russian Ambassador in the Republic of Korea, Constantine V. Vnukov. They discussed a wide range of issues concerning Orthodoxy in the Korean Peninsula. Participating in their talk were…
23.09.2009 9:33

Archbishop Hilarion meeting with German Ambassador in Russia

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, met on 22 September 2009 at the department, with the German Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Russia, Dr. Walter Jьrgen Schmid. Participating in the meeting were also Rev. Sergiy Zvonarev, DECR acting secretary for the far…
23.09.2009 9:24

Archbishop Hilarion meets with Dr. Herbert Schambeck, former President of the Bundesrat of the Republic of Austria

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, met on 22 September 2009 at the department, with Dr. Herbert Schambeck, former President of the Bundesrat of the Republic of Austria. Participating in the meeting was also Austria’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Russia, Martin…
18.09.2009 17:59

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Benedict XVI of Rome

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, during his official visit to Rome, met on 18 September 2009 with Pope Benedict XVI of Rome at his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo.
17.07.2009 8:08

(Russian) Председатель Синодального Отдела по взаимоотношениям Церкви и общества выступил на заседании «Московского клуба»

06.07.2009 23:00

(Russian) Завершился визит Предстоятеля Русской Православной Церкви в Константинопольский Патриархат

(Russian) 4 – 6 июля 2009 года состоялся первый официальный визит Святейшего Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла в Константинопольский Патриархат.
06.07.2009 19:15

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia meets with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church met with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on July 6, 2009, in Ankara. The head of the Turkish Government expressed satisfaction at Patriarch Kirill’s visit and the fact that he visited not only Istanbul but also the Turkish capital city of Ankara. The…
06.07.2009 9:54

A long-abandoned Orthodox church consecrated at the Russian Consulate’s summer residence in Buyukdere near Istanbul

The Primates of the Orthodox Churches of Constantinople and Russian conducted the lesser consecration of Sts Constantine and Helen Church at the Russian General Consulate’s summer residence in Buyukdere near Istanbul on July 6, 2009. The choir of Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery sang during the service. The lesser consecration of this…
05.07.2009 20:49

(Russian) В ходе визита Предстоятеля Русской Православной Церкви в Константинопольский Патриархат в храме святой Ирины состоялось выступление хора московского Сретенского монастыря

(Russian) 5 июля 2009 года в ходе визита Святейшего Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла в Константинопольский Патриархат в концертном зале собора Агиа Ирини (Святого Божия Мира) выступил хор Сретенского ставропигиального мужского монастыря города Москвы. Выступление прославленного коллектива пришли послушать Святейший Патриарх Константинопольский Варфоломей и Святейший Патриарх Московский и всея…
05.07.2009 12:56

Primates of the Orthodox Churches of Constantinople and Russia celebrate Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral of St George

On 5 July 2009, His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George. Concelebrating with the Patriarch were Metropolitan Michael of Austria, Metropolitan John of Pergamon (Patriarchate of Constantinople), the Chairman of the…
04.07.2009 23:15

Talks between Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

During the official visit of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarchate of Constantinople, after a prayer at the Cathedral of St. George, a fraternal meeting of the Patriarchs at the Throne Hall, an exchange of speeches and a fraternal repast on July 4, 2009,…
04.07.2009 23:13

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: Negotiations between Primates of the Orthodox Churches of Constantinople and Russia were held in a constructive spirit

Responding to questions from journalists at the end of negotiations between the Primates of the Orthodox Churches of Constantinople and Russia on July 4, 2009, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said in particular, ‘Today we have considered all the items on the agenda of our bilateral…
02.07.2009 12:42

(Russian) С 4 по 6 июля состоится визит Святейшего Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла в Константинопольский Патриархат

(Russian) В программу визита включены также посещение исторического храма святой Софии, встречи со светскими и религиозными лидерами Турции, а также общение с проживающими на территории этой страны соотечественниками.