As was reported earlier, the Ukrainian Supreme Rada was to consider Bills No. 4128 and No. 4511.
On 5 June 2017, the Day of the Holy Spirit, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Trinity Cathedral, one of the largest Ukrainian Orthodox churches in Kiev.
On 3 June 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Nicolas Badawi, president of the Lebanese-Russian organization and its other leaders. The meeting took place at the parish residence of the Moscow church dedicated to the icon of the Mother…
On 2 June 2017, the 4th election conference of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS) and grand meeting dedicated to its 135th anniversary took place at the Hall of Church Councils of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow2.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the State of Palestine’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Mrs. Rula Ma’ayah.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies, spoke at the Experts’ Time section of the Council of the Federation plenary session.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland on the anniversary of his enthronement
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland with the anniversary of his enthronement.
The DECR chairman visited the Orthodox chapel and the museum and was shown around other buildings on the territory.
President Vladimir Putin visited the Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Center on Branly embankment in Paris.
The session, chaired by His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, was timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Kharkov Council.
At its meeting on May 17, 2017, the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church adopted the following Message on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Council of Kharkov
(Russian) Митрополит Филиппопольский Нифон удостоен награждения нагрудным знаком «За взаимодействие» во внимание к «значительному вкладу в развитие традиционно дружественных российско-арабских связей».
On 27 May 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Ioann of Belgorod and Stary Oskol arrived in Serbia to participate in the celebrations led by His Holiness Patriarch Irenej of Serbia.
On 29 May 2017, while in Bishkek, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University named after the First President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the Cathedral of St. Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles in Bishkek. His Holiness was welcomed by the rector of the cathedral Archpriest Alexiy Zaitsev.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Supreme Mufti of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan Maksatbek aji Toktomushev.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia consecrated the Cathedral of the Resurrection in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan capital city of Bishkek and celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the newly consecrated church.
In connection with the Ukrainian Supreme Rada’s plan to consider two bills, one of which creates prerequisites for illegal capture of churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church while the other grants the state the broadest possible powers to control her internal life, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All…
(Russian) Святейший Патриарх Московский и всея Руси Кирилл направил Святейшему Патриарху Коптской Церкви Тавадросу II послание с выражением соболезнования в связи с атакой террористов в городе Эль-Минья на юге Египта, повлекшей многочисленные жертвы среди паломников, направлявшихся в древнюю обитель имени святого Самуила.