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31.03.2019 21:00

Patriarch Kirill congratulates Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the 10th anniversary of his service as DECR chairman

Patriarch Kirill congratulates Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the 10th anniversary of his service as DECR chairman On March 31, 2019, the 3d week of the Great Lent, the Sunday of the Adoration of the Cross, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at the Moscow church of Our Lady…
30.03.2019 13:52

Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) explains why he disagrees with Patriarch Bartholomew’s decision on Ukraine

Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) explains why he disagrees with Patriarch Bartholomew’s decision on Ukraine Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia, professor at Oxford University, chairman of the board of directors of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, and Honorary President of the Orthodox Association of Theological Schools (Oxford, UK), disagrees with the decision of Patriarch Bartholomew to interfere in the church affairs in…
27.03.2019 14:26

Chancellor of Ukrainian Orthodox Church supports rectors of churches seized by schismatics in Volyn region

Chancellor of Ukrainian Orthodox Church supports rectors of churches seized by schismatics in Volyn region On 26 March 2019, at the Kiev Lavra of the Caves, with the blessing of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Antony of Borispol and Brovary met with rectors of parishes located in the Volyn diocese, whose church buildings had been seized by schismatics, the archpastor reported on…
27.03.2019 13:12

Ukrainian Orthodox Church reports captures of churches and violations of human rights

Ukrainian Orthodox Church reports captures of churches and violations of human rights On March 26, 2019, a press conference took place at the Kiev Laura of the Caves on ‘The Ukrainian Orthodox Church in March: the reaction of international organizations, legal action, religious conflicts in regions – figures and facts’.
25.03.2019 23:57

DECR chairman meets with President of Lebanon

DECR chairman meets with President of Lebanon On March 25, 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met in Moscow with President of Lebanon Michel Aoun.
23.03.2019 23:00

All-Night Vigil by Rachmaninov is performed at the Moscow Church of ‘Joy to All the Afflicted’ Icon of the Mother of God

All-Night Vigil by Rachmaninov is performed at the Moscow Church of ‘Joy to All the Afflicted’ Icon of the Mother of God On March 23, 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), celebrated the All-Night Vigil at the Church of ‘Joy to All the Afflicted’ Icon of the Mother of God on Bolshaya Ordynka street, Moscow. Clerics of the church concelebrated.
22.03.2019 22:52

Russian edition of the book on the bringing of St. Nicholas’s relics from Bari to Russia is presented in Moscow

Russian edition of the book on the bringing of St. Nicholas’s relics from Bari to Russia is presented in Moscow On 22 March 2019, the presentation of the Russian edition of a book entitled “The Bringing of the Relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker from Bari to Russia (May 21 – July 28, 2017)” took place at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
22.03.2019 19:06

Primate of Ukrainian Orthodox Church, addressing Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko: This is not the path that will lead to unity

Primate of Ukrainian Orthodox Church, addressing Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko: This is not the path that will lead to unity On 21 March 2019, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, took part in a meeting of the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko with members of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations. The meeting was organized on the initiative of…
22.03.2019 17:06

Church representatives take part in round table conference on ways to strengthen relationships between peoples of Russia and Belarus

Church representatives take part in round table conference on ways to strengthen relationships between peoples of Russia and Belarus On 22 March 2019, a round table conference on Church, Power, People: New Challenges to Brotherly Peoples and to Global World took place at the President Hotel in Moscow.
22.03.2019 13:14

Primate of Greek Orthodox Church attends reception given by Russian embassy in Greece on the Triumph of Orthodoxy

Primate of Greek Orthodox Church attends reception given by Russian embassy in Greece on the Triumph of Orthodoxy On March 18, 2019, the traditional annual reception was given by the Russian embassy in Greece on the occasion of the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, which was celebrated the day before.