On 14 September 2017, Metropolitan Arseny of Istra, first vicar for Moscow of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Holy Resurrection in Berlin.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk received a group of the Church of England clergy and laity who have come to Russia for the Summer Institute of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute for Post-graduate Studies (CMI).
The Churches in Europe group of the Russian-German forum of civil societies ‘St. Petersburg Dialogue’ held a working meeting in Berlin.
On 11 September 2017, Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany passed away to the Lord at the age of 64 after a prolonged disease.
It is the fifth book in the six-volume series “Jesus Christ. Life and Teaching.”
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent condolences to the clergy and flock of the diocese of Berlin and Germany over the death of Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany.
On the 11th of September 2017, which marked the 16th anniversary of the dreadful terror attack in the United States that had killed almost three thousand people, a requiem service was celebrated at the Church of the Holy Great Martyr Catherine In-the-Fields, the Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church in…
The consecration was presided over by Metropolitan Naum of Ruse. He was assisted by Metropolitan Longin of Saratov and Volsk and bishops and clergy from the Romanian Orthodox Church, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s Metropolia of Western and Central Europe, the Metropolia of Sofia and the Metropolia of Ruse. Among the…
Archbishop Feofan’s whole life was an example of selfless service of God and the Church.
The International Meetings of Prayer for Peace organized annually by the Catholic Community of St. Egidio are held this year in Munster, Germany.
On 8 September 2017, the Coordinating Committee of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church concluded its work.
On 8 September 2017, a meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Sheikh ul-Islam Allahshükür Pashazade, chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Board, and Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, took place at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow.
The document was signed on September 8, 2017.
On the eve of the trilateral meeting of religious leaders in Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia on the problem of Nagorno-Karabakh, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Chairman of the Caucasus Muslim Board Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshuqur Pasha-zade, at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in the St. Daniel…
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, has given an interview to the Greek Romphaia web portal.
On September 5, 2017, the Coordinating Committee of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church began its work on Leros Island, Greece.
On September 4-5, 2017, the 2nd International Theological Conference entitled “The Spiritual Silky Way” took place in Tatarstan. The 1st Conference was held in the People’s Republic of China in July 2016.
The head of the diplomatic representation in the Republic of Greece told the archpastor about the embassy’s projects for preserving the Russian legacy in Greece and activities for strengthening traditionally fraternal relationships between the peoples of the two countries.
On 4 September 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations began his visit to Greece.
Revd Simon Stephens was the Chaplain of St. Andrew’s parish for about fifteen years, actively promoting cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Church of England.