'The Mission of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Modern World' will take place at the Iegudi Menukhin exhibition hall of the European Parliament in Brussels on 9 November 2009.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, on his one-day visit to Azerbaijan, met with His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Iliya II at the "Gulistan" Palace in Baku.
The Liturgy of St. James, the Lord’s brother and the first bishop of Jerusalem, was celebrated on 5 November 2009 at the Moscow Patriarchate Parish of All Saints in Lisbon, Portugal.
Prof. Sergey L. Firsov, PhD, St. Petersburg State University, author of numerous studies into the history of the Russian Orthodox Church, will read lectures, at the Church Post-Graduate and Doctoral School, on November 11 and 12, 2009.
The Supervisory, Patrons and Public Boards for the publishing of Orthodox Encyclopedia met on 5 November 2009 at the Church of Christ the Saviour.
The Office for the Dead was conducted on 4 November 2009, the Day of the People’s Unity, to commemorate the victims of the 1917 Revolution and Civil War. Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for church-society relations, officiated.
Archbishop Hilarion’s book entitled Patriarch Kirill. His Life and World Outlook in the series “Patriarchs of the Russian Church’ has come out. It has been written in response to numerous requests from both church people and those who are far from the Church but who are interested in the personality…
A Conference on Holy Russia’s Civilizational Space in Europe Today was held on 4 November 2009, the first day of the Orthodox Russia exhibition-forum. It was organized by the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations. It was attended by clergy and representatives of state, church and public organizations in…
That same day the Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God was brought to Moscow by a delegation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church lead by His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine. People can venerate the icon during the exhibition working days.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following congratulatory message to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Albania on the occasion of his 80th birthday: Your Beatitude, Dear Brother and Concelebrant Beloved in the Lord: I wholeheartedly greet Your Beatitude on the occasion of your…