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22.01.2017 12:00

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on the seventh anniversary of his enthronement

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on the seventh anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on the anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal throne of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
22.01.2017 11:02

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church on his Nameday

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church on his Nameday His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent greetings to His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania with his Nameday.
22.01.2017 11:00

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulates Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church on his Nameday

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulates Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church on his Nameday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, has sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana and All Albania, with the commemoration day of his heavenly patron – St. Anastasios the Persion
21.01.2017 20:12

Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill over death of school children in Italy

Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill over death of school children in Italy His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán over the death of school children killed in a bus crash in northeast Italy.
21.01.2017 12:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on his Nameday

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on his Nameday His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following greeting to His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria:
21.01.2017 12:00

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Neofit on his Nameday

DECR chairman congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Neofit on his Nameday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greetings to the Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church
18.01.2017 17:29

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with temporary rector of the Anglican parish in Moscow

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with temporary rector of the Anglican parish in Moscow On January 18, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met at the DECR with the Rev. Patrick Irwin, Church of England, who has been assigned by his Church to serve temporarily at the Anglican Parish of St. Andrew in Moscow.
17.01.2017 21:11

Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at enlarged meeting of Academic Council of Moscow State Linguistic University

Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at enlarged meeting of Academic Council of Moscow State Linguistic University His Eminence celebrated a thanksgiving at the university’s Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene on the occasion of its 200th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of the resumption of worship in it.
16.01.2017 9:30

Metropolitan Hilarion conducts funeral service for Leut.-Gen. V. Khalilov, artistic director of Alexandrov Ensemble

Metropolitan Hilarion conducts funeral service for Leut.-Gen.  V. Khalilov, artistic director of Alexandrov Ensemble On January 14, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, conducted the funeral service for Leut.-Gen. Valery Khalilov, artistic director of the Russian Army’s Alexandrov Academic Ensemble of Song and Dance, who died in the air crash over the Black Sea.
15.01.2017 10:57

DECR chairman congratulates Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai on his name day

DECR chairman congratulates Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai on his name day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, has sent Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai, a hierarch of the Japanese Autonomous Orthodox Church, a message of greetings on the occasion of his name day.
13.01.2017 22:16

The book Patriarch Kirill. In His Own Words presented at Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies

The book Patriarch Kirill. In His Own Words presented at Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies The edition was prepared as a joint project of the CMI and St. Vladimir’s Seminary in New York.
13.01.2017 14:43

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum in Paris

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum in Paris With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, represented the Russian Orthodox Church at the forum.
13.01.2017 14:41

‘The Violation of Religious Rights and Freedoms: Intolerance, Discrimination and Persecution’

‘The Violation of Religious Rights and Freedoms:  Intolerance, Discrimination and Persecution’ Presentation by Metropolitan HILARION of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations at the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum (Paris, 10th January 2017)
12.01.2017 10:00

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a group of Catholic clergy from France

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a group of Catholic clergy from France A considerable part of the talk was devoted to the development of bilateral relations between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Roman Catholic Church at the present stage and in the context of the meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis of Rome which took place…
10.01.2017 16:33

Patriarch Kirill’s Christmas and New Year greetings to head of foreign states

Patriarch Kirill’s Christmas and New Year greetings to head of foreign states His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent Christmas and New Year greetings to heads of traditionally Orthodox states in the far abroad
10.01.2017 16:31

DECR chairman sends Christmas and New Year greetings to foreign statesmen and public figures

DECR chairman sends Christmas and New Year greetings to foreign statesmen and public figures Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Christmas greetings
10.01.2017 13:50

Memorial services held in Ankara for Russian ambassador in Turkey Andrey Karlov

Memorial services held in Ankara for Russian ambassador in Turkey Andrey Karlov On January 10, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the memorial Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Russian embassy with the prayer for the repose of the head of this diplomatic mission Russia’s Hero Andrey Karlov.
07.01.2017 23:54

On the Feast of the Nativity of Christ Primate of Russian Church celebrates Grand Compline at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

On the Feast of the Nativity of Christ Primate of Russian Church celebrates Grand Compline at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour In the evening on 7 January 2016, Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Grand Compline at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
07.01.2017 10:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches on the Nativity of Christ

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches on the Nativity of Christ His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following greeting with the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches
07.01.2017 10:00

DECR chairman sends Christmas greetings to Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Christmas greetings to Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent greetings with the Nativity of Christ to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches
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