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11.05.2017 22:49

World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians begins its work in Washington

World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians begins its work in Washington On 10 May 2017, the World Summit of Christian Leaders in Defense of Persecuted Christians opened in Washington, USA. The conference organized by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association brought together representatives of various Christian confessions from over 135 countries.
11.05.2017 11:27

Italian version of Patriarch Kirill’s book presented in Venice

Italian version of Patriarch Kirill’s book presented in Venice On May 7, 2017, a conference was held in Venice on ‘The model of the development of Christianity towards integral ecology’ devoted to a concept of economic progress different from the traditional capitalist and collectivist trends.
10.05.2017 23:03

Committee of Representatives of Orthodox Churches to the European Union meet in Brussels

Committee of Representatives of Orthodox Churches to the European Union meet in Brussels On May 3, 2017, the Committee of Representatives of Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU) met at the Patriarchate of Constantinople representation to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium. The committee was set up in March 2010 to promote cooperation and coordination of actions by representatives of Orthodox Churches in…
10.05.2017 22:47

Moscow Synodal Choir performs at St. Mark celebrations in Venice

Moscow Synodal Choir performs at St. Mark celebrations in Venice On May 7 and 8, 2017, divine services were held at the church of the Holy Myrrh-Bearing Women in Venice and at the relics of St. Mark at the Basilica of San Marco, as part of the commemoration day of the holy evangelist.
10.05.2017 10:13

The Fourth International Patristic Conference on St. Ephrem the Syrian completes its work at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies

The Fourth International Patristic Conference on St. Ephrem the Syrian completes its work at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies The Fourth International Patristic Conference on St. Ephrem the Syrian and His Spiritual Legacy has completed its work at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI).
09.05.2017 21:06

Hierarchs of the Moscow Patriarchate take part in the consecration of Russian church in Cyprus

Hierarchs of the Moscow Patriarchate take part in the consecration of Russian church in Cyprus On 1 May 2017, in the city of Episkopion (Archdiocese of Tamasos of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus), the rite of consecration of the Russian Church of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called and All the Saints Who Shone Forth in the Russian Land was performed.
09.05.2017 20:09

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s greetings to French president-elect Emmanuel Macron

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s greetings to French president-elect Emmanuel Macron His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to Mr. Emmanuel Macron with his election as President of the French Republic.
09.05.2017 13:47

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Metropolitan Niphon with 40th anniversary of his ministry as representative of the Patriarch of Antioch to the Patriarch of Moscow

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Metropolitan Niphon with 40th anniversary of his ministry as representative of the Patriarch of Antioch to the Patriarch of Moscow The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church congratulated Metropolitan Niphon of Philipopolis on the 40th anniversary of his ministry as representative of the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
07.05.2017 18:17

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation On 7 May 2017, at the parish of the ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ Icon of the Mother of God in Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation.
04.05.2017 12:40

Primate of the Russian Church chairs regular session of the Holy Synod

Primate of the Russian Church chairs regular session of the Holy Synod On 4 May 2017, at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church began its regular session under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
28.04.2017 16:41

4th International Patristic Conference on St. Ephrem the Syrian and His Spiritual Heritage opened at St Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute

4th International Patristic Conference on St. Ephrem the Syrian and His Spiritual Heritage opened at St Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute On 27 April 2017, the 4th International Patristic Conference on St. Ephrem the Syrian and His Spiritual Heritage opened at the conference hall of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies.
28.04.2017 14:51

Briefing held at DECR on bringing the relics of St. Nicholas to the Russian Orthodox Church

Briefing held at DECR on bringing the relics of St. Nicholas to the Russian Orthodox Church For the first time in the 930 years of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker’s relics being kept in Bari, they will leave for a time this Italian city to stay in the Russian Orthodox Church from May 21 to July 28, 2017.
28.04.2017 12:01

Towards bringing the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker to Russia

Towards bringing the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker to Russia A part of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker will be brought from the Pontifical basilica in the city of Bari, Italy, to the Russian Orthodox Church to stay in it from May 21 to July 28, 2017.
27.04.2017 14:25

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Mr. Vuk Jeremić, president of the Serbian Centre for International Relations and Sustainable Development

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Mr. Vuk Jeremić,  president of the Serbian Centre for International Relations and Sustainable Development Discussed was the inner decoration of the Cathedral of St. Sava in Belgrade as Russia and the Russian Orthodox Church are taking part in the work for its adornment, as well as other matters of mutual interest.
26.04.2017 20:16

Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee completes its 5th plenary session

Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee completes its 5th plenary session The plenary session on ‘Faith and the Overcoming of Civil Confrontation: Lessons of the Century’ was moderated by the CICC co-chairmen
26.04.2017 14:08

Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee holds its 5th plenary session in St. Petersburg

Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee holds its 5th plenary session in St. Petersburg On April 26, 2017, the Christian Inter-confessional Consultative Committee (CICC) has opened its 5th plenary session at the Constantin Palace in St. Petersburg under the theme ‘Faith and the Overcoming of Civil Confrontation: Lessons of the Century’.
26.04.2017 14:05

President Vladimir Putin’s message to the 5th plenary session of the Christian Inter-confessional Consultative Committee

President Vladimir Putin’s message to the 5th plenary session of the Christian Inter-confessional Consultative Committee President Vladimir Putin has sent a message of greetings to the Fifth Plenary Session of the Christian Inter-confessional Consultative Committee, which has begun its work on April 26, 2017, in St. Petersburg. The message was read out by Mr. M. Belousov, deputy head of the Presidential Administration for Domestic Policy.
26.04.2017 14:03

Patriarch Kirill’s message of greetings to the Fifth Plenary Session of the Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee

Patriarch Kirill’s message of greetings to the Fifth Plenary Session of the Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee The message was read out by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations.
25.04.2017 12:10

During Bright Week, Christians in Syria receive humanitarian aid from Russia

During Bright Week, Christians in Syria receive humanitarian aid from Russia During Bright Week, humanitarian aid and gifts came from Russia to people in Maharda, one of the largest Christian cities in Syria and the native city of His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IV of Antioch. There are some 23 thousand people living in the city, predominantly Orthodox believers.
19.04.2017 16:29

DECR chairman meets with newly-appointed Croatian Ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with newly-appointed Croatian Ambassador to Russia On 19 April 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with His Excellency Mr. Tonči Staničić, newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia to the Russian Federation.
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