On 6 November 2019, a Conference ‘Transcarpathia and Mt Athos: spiritual and cultural connections” took place in Uzhgorod, Ukraine.
From November 1 to 7, 2019, a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church was on a visit to Egypt with the blessing of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and at the invitation from Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II.
On 10 November 2019, the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Church of St. Nicholas in Kotelniki – Representation of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, which was marking…
On 7th November 2019, at the Holy Apostle Peter and Righteous Tabitha Metochion of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission, the celebrations took place, marking the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Russian metochion in ancient Joppa – present-day Jaffa.
Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, told the KP daily how he was received in Washington, how the church situation has changed under Zelensky and whether Russia needs building ‘three churches a day’.
On 7th November 2019, at the Department for External Church Relations, Archpriest Sergy Zvonarev, DECR secretary for far abroad countries, met with Mr. Waleed Mohd Alemadi, Deputy Ambassador, Minister Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Russia.
November 6 is the feast day of the ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ icon of the Mother of God. This year, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Moscow church in Bolshaya Ordynka Street, where the miracle-working…
At Sheremetyevo Airport, the head of the archdiocese was seen off by Metropolitan Anthony of Chersonesus and Western Europe, Bishop Savva of Zelenograd, chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate, and Archpriest Nikolay Balashov, vice-chairman of the Department for External Church Relations.
On November 4, 2019, after the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin, a fraternal repast took place at which His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia addressed the gathering.
The head of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, sent His Beatitude Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana and All Albania, the following congratulatory message on his 90th birthday.