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20.11.2009 16:28

President Dmitry Medvedev wishes many happy returns of the day to Patriarch Kirill

Offering congratulations on his birthday to the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, the head of the Russian state said he was delighted to pay his respect to His Holiness personally and wished him good health and spiritual strength in carrying out his primatial ministry.
20.11.2009 16:06

Patriarch Kirill extends condolences to the family of Father Daniel Sysoev and to the parishioners of St. Thomas’s in Moscow

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences over the tragic death of Father Daniel Sysoev, rector of St Thomas’s Church, who was killed on the night of November 19, 2009, by an unknown criminal. Given below is the text of the message of condolences. To Yulia…
20.11.2009 16:05

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk extends condolences to the wife of Father Daniel Sysoev over his murder

Dear Matushka Yulia, I have been deeply shocked by the murder of your husband, a well-known and loved priest in Moscow, committed with an open defiance in a church of God. Please accept my most sincere condolences. The fellow-priests of the late Father share with you in the sorrow that…
19.11.2009 23:50

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church takes part in burial service for Patriarch Paul of Serbia

Along with the episcopate and clergy of the Serbian Church, the burial service was attended by delegations from Local Orthodox Churches led by patriarchs and prominent hierarchs. The delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church was led by Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for all Belarus.
19.11.2009 20:56

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets leaders of Heilongjiang Province and Harbin Administrations for Religious Affairs

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, during his stay in Harbin on 19 November 2009, met with the leaders of the Heilongjiang Province and Harbin Administrations for Religious Affairs.
19.11.2009 20:53

DECR chairman visits the Church of the Intercession in Harbin

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow patriarchate department for external church relations, who is on a visit to China at the invitation of the Chinese State Administration for Religious Affairs, visited on 19 November 2009 the Church of the Intercession in Harbin.
19.11.2009 20:50

Archbishop Hilarion visits former Cathedral of St. Sophia and city cemetery in Harbin

Archbishop Hilarion and the delegation, who came to China at the invitation of the Chinese State Administration for Religious Affairs, visited on 19 November 2009 the Cathedral of St. Sophia and the city cemetery in Harbin. They were accompanied by Russian General Consul in Shenyang S. Podberezko and Director of…
19.11.2009 15:32

Patriarch Kirill sends a message of greetings to the Conference of the Identity of Values for Europe

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following message of greetings to the Conference on the Identity of Values for Europe held on November 19-10, 2009, in Venice. This forum was initiated by the European People’s Party. Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Brothers and Sisters: I…
19.11.2009 14:19

Representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia at the Patriarch of Antioch becomes an honourary member of ‘Russian Cultural Community of Lebanon’ Association

Press service of the Representation of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia at the Patriarch of Antioch report that one of the objectives of the community is support and assistance to Russian diaspora in Lebanon in exercising human rights and freedoms, including the right to express, maintain and develo0…
19.11.2009 11:19

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with the Chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society Sergei Stepashin

On 18 November 2009, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church met with Sergei Stepashin, the Chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS).