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19.12.2009 19:53

Archbishop Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas’s in Bangkok

On December 19, 2009, the Commemoration Day of St. Nicholas the Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, who is in Bangkok for the 10th anniversary of Orthodoxy in Thailand, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas’s.
19.12.2009 1:39

Archbishop Hilarion meets with Orthodox clergy in Asian-Pacific region

Participating in the meeting, which took place at St. Nicholas’s Church in Bangkok, were clergy in charge of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in China, Thailand, Mongolia, Indonesia, Singapore and other countries of the region.
18.12.2009 13:00

Archbishop Hilarion arrives in Thailand

On 18 December 2009, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations, arrived in Bangkok with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to take part in the celebration of the 10th anniversary of Orthodoxy in Thailand.
18.12.2009 12:50

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church congratulates Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland with the anniversary of his enthronement

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following message to Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland on the occasion of the anniversary of his enthronement. Your Eminence: I cordially greet You with the anniversary of Your election Primate of the Orthodox Church of Finland. I…
18.12.2009 12:50

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulates Primate of the Orthodox Church of Finland on the eighth anniversary of his enthronement

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations, sent the following greetings to Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland with the anniversary of his enthronement: Your Eminence: I cordially greet You with the eighth anniversary of Your enthronement. While congratulating You on this…
18.12.2009 10:22

His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew concelebrates prayer service with pilgrims from the Russian Orthodox Church at St. George’s church of the Patriarchate of Constantinople

That same day the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople had a talk with Bishop Mark of Yegorievsk and Bishop Seraphim of Bobruisk and Bykhov.
17.12.2009 15:03

Inter-Orthodox Preparatory Commission completes its work

The Commission, whose task is to elaborate the agenda of a Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, continued to consider the problem of autocephaly and ways of declaring it – the discussion which began in 1993, and prepared proposals on autonomy and ways of declaring it.
17.12.2009 11:32

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulates Metropolitan Emmanuel of France on his election as President of the Conference of European Churches

The Central Committee of the Conference of European Church (CEC) at its session on December 16, 2009, elected Metropolitan Emmanuel of France (Patriarchate of Constantinople) as new President of the CEC.
17.12.2009 10:59

Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine to visit Italy

On December 18, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church will officiate at All-Night Vigil and on December 19 will celebrate the Divine Liturgy at the honorable relics of St. Nicholas the Miracle-worker in Bare.
16.12.2009 14:50

A consultation on Orthodox ecclesiology held in Great Britain

A consultation on Orthodox Ecclesiology was held on December 7-9, 2009, in Windsor Palace, an official residence of the Queen of Great Britain. It was initiated by the Church of England in the person of Bishop Geoffrey Rowell of Gibraltar, Deaconess Christine Hall and Prof. Sven-Erik Brodd of Uppsala University,…