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08.12.2018 0:41

Ukrainian Orthodox Church will consider invalid any decision made by ‘the uniting council’ in Kiev

Ukrainian Orthodox Church will consider invalid any decision made by ‘the uniting council’ in Kiev On December 7, 2018, the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which met at the Kiev-Pechersky Laura of the Dormition under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, discussed the interference of state authorities in church life in Ukraine and the convocation of the…
07.12.2018 9:00

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs jubilee session of the Presidium of the Interreligious Council of Russia

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs jubilee session of the Presidium of the Interreligious Council of Russia On 6 December 2018, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow the Presidium of the Interreligious Council of Russia (ICR) held a grand meeting marking the 20th anniversary of the foundation of this organization. The session was chaired by the ICR Chairman Emeritus, His Holiness…
06.12.2018 17:48

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President of International Committee of the Red Cross

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President of International Committee of the Red Cross On 6 December 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Mr. Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), at Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St. Daniel’s stavropegic monastery.
30.11.2018 19:45

DECR chairman meets with Russian ambassador to France

DECR chairman meets with Russian ambassador to France Metropolitan Hilarion shared impressions of his visit to the Russian Orthodox cultural center on the Branly Embankment in Paris and participation in the conference devoted to the 60th anniversary since the death of Vladimir Lossky, an outstanding theologian of the Russian Diaspora.
30.11.2018 19:43

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of the St. Genevieve of Paris Religious Education Center

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of the St. Genevieve of Paris Religious Education Center On November 29, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and rector of Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), met with the faculty and students of the St. Genevieve of Paris Religious Education Center of the Russian Orthodox…
30.11.2018 19:27

Councils of Russian Orthodox Church’s dioceses in Germany issue joint statement concerning the situation caused by anti-canonical actions of Patriarchate of Constantinople in Ukraine

Councils of Russian Orthodox Church’s dioceses in Germany issue joint statement concerning the situation caused by anti-canonical actions of Patriarchate of Constantinople in Ukraine On the 29th of November 2018, the first joint session of the Diocesan Councils of the diocese of Berlin and Germany of the Moscow Patriarchate and the diocese of Germany of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia took place at the Convent of the Venerable Martyr Elizabeth the Grand…
30.11.2018 12:02

Orthodox Church of Antioch receives aid from Russia for restoring churches in Syria destroyed during the hostilities

Orthodox Church of Antioch receives aid from Russia for restoring churches in Syria destroyed during the hostilities On 29 November 2018, at the Dormition Convent of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, located near the city of Tartus, Syria, His Beatitude Patriarch John X of the Great Antioch and All the East met with Hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the…
29.11.2018 15:46

DECR chairman takes part in international conference dedicated to theological heritage of Vladimir Lossky

DECR chairman takes part in international conference dedicated to theological heritage of Vladimir Lossky On 29 November 2018, an international theological conference dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the death of Vladimir Lossky (1903-1958), prominent Russian theologian, took place at the Religious and Cultural Orthodox Centre in Paris.
28.11.2018 17:27

Metropolitan Vladimir of Kishinev and All Moldova’s open letter on situation around Pochaev Monastery

Metropolitan Vladimir of Kishinev and All Moldova’s open letter on situation around Pochaev Monastery The Ukrainian Ministry of Justice commission, in response to a complaint from the Ministry of Culture, has recently cancelled the state registration of the right to use the Pochaev Laura of the Dormition’s Cathedral of the Dormition, Cathedral of the Trinity, monastic cells, belfry, Archbishop’s House and Holy Gates. Metropolitan…
28.11.2018 16:32

Pope of Rome visits exhibition of Russian art masterpieces in Vatican

Pope of Rome visits exhibition of Russian art masterpieces in Vatican On November 27, 2018, Pope Francis of Rome visited the exhibition of outstanding works of Russian art from the collection of the Tretyakov State Gallery and a number of other museums in Russia.