His Holiness Patriarch Irenaeus of Serbia has sent a message expressing to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia his condolences over the tragedy that happened in the sky outside Moscow.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), visited the Russian Federation embassy in Austria.
His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, has sent a message to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, expressing gratitude for the hospitality accorded him during his recent visit to Moscow last December.
On 9 February 2018, Diplomat’s Day was celebrated at the Holy Apostle Peter and Righteous Tabitha Metochion in Jaffa. At the grave of the Vice-Consul of the Russian Empire, Vladimir Timofeyev, buried behind the church’s sanctuary, Archimandrite Alexander (Yelisov), head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, celebrated requiem litiya…
On February 9, 2018, Archbishop Tikhon of Podolsk, administrator of the Diocese of Berlin and Germany, met with H.E. Sergei Nechayev, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Federal Republic of Germany.
The tradition of the Lord Mayor’s meetings with leaders of religious communities goes back to the 18th century. Representatives of many different religions are invited to these meetings in the capital of Great Britain.
Among those who prayed at the Liturgy was Bishop Moussa of Daraya, vicar of His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch.
On 11 February 2018, Sunday of the Last Judgment, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in the capital of Austria.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated His Beatitude Patriarch John of Great Antioch and All the East on the 5th anniversary of his enthronement.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch John X of the Great Antioch and All the East on the 5th anniversary of his Primatial ministry.
On 9 February 2018, the delegation of the Interreligious working group of Russia’s Presidental Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations completed its visit to Syria and Lebanon.
As a result of the accreditation expertise carried out to establish whether all the basic forms of the CMI educational and academic work meet the accreditation requirements, the Rosobrnadzor made the decision that the theological school successfully passed the state accreditation.
The visit of the interreligious delegation from Russia has attracted a broad attention of the Arab mass media. It members gave numerous interviews in intervals between meetings and held briefings to inform the mass media about the aims and tasks of their visit.
On 3-5 February 2018, the 12th International Educational Sretensky Readings on ‘Rule of Faith and Image of Humility. Historical Role and Spiritual Feat of Bishop’s Ministry’ were held in Helsinki (Finland).
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece on the 10th anniversary of his election as Primate of the Orthodox Church of Greece.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to Archbishop Ieronymos on the 10th anniversary of his election to the throne of Archbishops of Athens and All Greece.
The meeting took place at the Nunciature in Damascus on 5 February 2018.
On 5 February 2018, the delegation of the Interreligious working group of Russia’s Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations continued its visit to Syria.
Concelebrating with the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church were Archpriest Vitaly Tarasyev, rector of the Russian Representation in Belgrade, and clergy of the Belgrade archdiocese.
Following an arson attack on the Church of St. Vladimir in Lvov, which occurred on February 3, 2018, Archbishop Philaret of Lvov and Galich keeps receiving letters from hierarchs of the Local Orthodox Churches.