The Office for the Dead was conducted on 4 November 2009, the Day of the People’s Unity, to commemorate the victims of the 1917 Revolution and Civil War. Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for church-society relations, officiated.
Archbishop Hilarion’s book entitled Patriarch Kirill. His Life and World Outlook in the series “Patriarchs of the Russian Church’ has come out. It has been written in response to numerous requests from both church people and those who are far from the Church but who are interested in the personality…
A Conference on Holy Russia’s Civilizational Space in Europe Today was held on 4 November 2009, the first day of the Orthodox Russia exhibition-forum. It was organized by the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations. It was attended by clergy and representatives of state, church and public organizations in…
That same day the Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God was brought to Moscow by a delegation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church lead by His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine. People can venerate the icon during the exhibition working days.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following congratulatory message to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Albania on the occasion of his 80th birthday: Your Beatitude, Dear Brother and Concelebrant Beloved in the Lord: I wholeheartedly greet Your Beatitude on the occasion of your…
On November 3, the Rev. Georgy Zavershinsky, doctor of philosophy and candidate of technical sciences, at present the head of the DECR Communication Service, read a lecture on "Theology of a Dialogue. Buber or Levinas: Ontology or Ethics?" at the "Pokrovskiye Vorota' Cultural centre.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following congratulatory message to His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of his election and enthronement to the throne of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople. Your Holiness, Dear Brother and Concelebrant Beloved…
In conclusion of his visit to Kosovo and Metochia, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, met on 30 October 2009 with Mr. Jolyon Negele, director of the political relations department of the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), and Mr. M. Krasnoschekov, a…
Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, on a visit to Kosovo and Methochia at the invitation of Bishop Artemije of Rasko-Prizren and Kosovo-Metochia, visited the convent compound ‘The Patriarchate of Pec’ 30 October 2009.
On 27 October 2009, the acting representative of the Moscow Patriarchate in the USA archpriest Alexander Abramov took part in the meeting of His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople with the hierarchs of the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA).