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22.12.2016 15:53

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates funeral service for Andrei Karlov, Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates funeral service for Andrei Karlov, Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey On 22 December 2016, at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the funeral service for Andrei Karlov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Turkey, killed by a terrorist in Ankara on December 19.
21.12.2016 12:52

Patriarchate of Constantinople issues statement regarding the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey

Patriarchate of Constantinople issues statement regarding the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey After the assassination of Mr. Andrei Karlov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Turkey, in Ankara on 19 December 2016, the Patriarchate of Constantinople released a statement, expressing its deep grief over the tragedy.
20.12.2016 17:56

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terrorist attack in Berlin

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terrorist attack in Berlin His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, expressing his condolences over a terrorist attack in Berlin. In the evening of 19 December 2016, a truck ploughed into a crowd of people at a Christmas market in the centre of the…
19.12.2016 22:50

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey On 19 December 2016, as the result of a terrorist attack, Mr. Andrei Karlov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Turkey, was assassinated in Ankara. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences to his relatives and friends and to the…
19.12.2016 22:49

DECR chairman expresses condolences over assassination of Andrei Karlov, Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey

DECR chairman expresses condolences over assassination of Andrei Karlov, Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey In his letter to Mr. Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed condolences over the death of Mr. Andrei Karlov, Russian Ambassador to Turkey.
19.12.2016 20:00

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates at Moscow representation of Orthodox Church of Czech Lands and Slovakia

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates at Moscow representation of Orthodox Church of Czech Lands and Slovakia On December 19, 2016, the commemoration day of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the St. Nicholas Church-in-Kotelniki – the Moscow representation of the Orthodox Church…
18.12.2016 18:20

Synodal department for Church’s relations with society and mass media statement on release of Taras Kolodiy

Synodal department for Church’s relations with society and mass media statement on release of Taras Kolodiy Ukrainian serviceman Taras Kolodiy, who had been taken prisoner in the course of military actions, was released on December 18, 2016, in Donetsk.
17.12.2016 14:45

Patriarchal congratulations to Pope Francis of Rome on the occasion of his 80th birthday

Patriarchal congratulations to Pope Francis of Rome on the occasion of his 80th birthday His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, congratulated the Head of the Roman Catholic Church on his 80th birthday.
17.12.2016 14:44

DECR chairman greets Pope Francis with his 80th birthday

DECR chairman greets Pope Francis with his 80th birthday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to Pope Francis of Rome.
16.12.2016 15:36

PATRIARCH KIRILL CONGRATULATES ARCHBISHOP LEO ON THE FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ENTHRONEMENT

PATRIARCH KIRILL CONGRATULATES ARCHBISHOP LEO ON THE FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ENTHRONEMENT His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland on the fifteenth anniversary of his enthronement.
16.12.2016 15:35

DECR chairman greets Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland with 15th anniversary of his enthronement

DECR chairman greets Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland with 15th anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message to Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland, congratulating him on the 15th anniversary of his elevation to the see of archbishops.
15.12.2016 21:03

Metropolitan Hilarion awards DECR deputy chairman archpriest Nikolai Balashov with Medal of St. Mark of Ephesus

Metropolitan Hilarion awards DECR deputy chairman archpriest Nikolai Balashov with Medal of St. Mark of Ephesus On 15 December 2016, Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, deputy chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), was congratulated on his 60th birthday.
15.12.2016 16:57

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Columbia to the Russian Federation

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Columbia to the Russian Federation Metropolitan Hilarion warmly greeted the guest at the Synodal institution in charge of the relations of the Russian Orthodox Church with the world.
15.12.2016 15:49

Prince of Wales visits Dormition Cathedral of Sourozh diocese

Prince of Wales visits Dormition Cathedral of Sourozh diocese After the Divine liturgy Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh consecrated the belfry after the renovations. The bells were consecrated by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill during his visit to Great Britain.
14.12.2016 0:02

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the relics of St Nicholas the Wonderworker

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the relics of St Nicholas the Wonderworker On 13 December 2016, commemoration day of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, while in Italy on a working visit, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Bari in the crypt of the Basilica of St Nicholas the…
13.12.2016 23:51

(Russian) Заместителя председателя ОВЦС протоиерея Николая Балашова поздравили с 60-летием со дня рождения

(Russian) Заместителя председателя ОВЦС протоиерея Николая Балашова поздравили с 60-летием со дня рождения (Russian) 13 декабря 2016 года, в день памяти апостола Андрея Первозванного, руководитель Управления Московской Патриархии по зарубежным учреждениям епископ Богородский Антоний совершил Божественную литургию в московском храме Воскресения Словущего на Успенском вражке.
13.12.2016 23:26

Metropolitan Hilarion pays working visit to Bari

Metropolitan Hilarion pays working visit to Bari On 12 December 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, while in Italy upon the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the city of Bari.
12.12.2016 21:14

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences to Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople over terror action in Istanbul

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences to Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople over terror action in Istanbul His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople his condolences over the explosions in Istanbul killing over forty people.
12.12.2016 20:56

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terrorist attack in Cairo

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terrorist attack in Cairo His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expressed condolences to the Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II over the death of people as a result of an explosion near a Coptic cathedral in Cairo. On Sunday, December 11, a huge blast hit the Abbassia district in Cairo, where several Christian churches are located. According to…
12.12.2016 20:55

DECR chairman expresses condolences to Primate of Coptic Church over explosion in Cairo

DECR chairman expresses condolences to Primate of Coptic Church over explosion in Cairo Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent condolences to His Holiness Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark in All Africa and the Middle East, over a terrorist attack committed at the church complex in…
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