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19.10.2009 14:54

An exhibition devoted to Metropolitan Nikodim (Rotov) and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia opened in St. Petersburg Theological Academy

Displayed are Metropolitan Nikodim’s vestments, belongings, photographs and the first editions of his works. Another part of the exhibition highlights the work of Patriarch Kirill when he was rector of the Academy.
19.10.2009 14:28

Regular session of the Orthodox-Catholic Theological Dialogue on Cyprus

The participants will discuss the document on the role of the Pope of Rome in the first millennium prepared by the Joint Commission Coordinating Committee in October 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church presented its critical remarks to the Organizing Committee before the session.
19.10.2009 11:04

A chapel in Tallinn handed over to the Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate

It was built by a Russian merchant in the so-called ‘Green Market’ where Russian merchants used to sell greens. In the Soviet time the chapel was closed and since the last century 80s it was tended by the Parish of St. Alexander Nevsky but registered as a property in abeyance.
19.10.2009 10:53

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Antioch meets with Archbishop Alexy of Orekhovo-Zuevo

"Our relations with the Russian Orthodox Church are of a special historical nature. We highly appreciate them and maintain them through our representatives in Moscow and Damascus,' said the Primate of the Church of Antioch.
16.10.2009 12:35

A representative of the Russian Orthodox Church took part in a joint seminar of the European economic and social committee of EU and the Public Council of Russia

On 14-15th of October 2009 in Brussels a representative of the Moscow Patriarchate for European International Organizations Very Rev. Antoniy Ilyin took part in a joint seminar of the European economic and social committee of EU and the Public Council of Russia titled “A membership of the social committee in…
15.10.2009 16:16

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Lithuania and Russia are leaders in the number of suicides. The scale of this tragedy is a reason to think and begin speaking about the causes of such shameful ‘leadership’

Archbishop Hilarion noted that those present at the meetings had no differences on such vital issues as the immutability of the norms of Christian morality and the significance of Christian values in the history of European culture.
13.10.2009 20:29

Archbishop Hilarion lectures at St. Petersburg Theological Academy

In the beginning of the meeting which took place at the Academy’s assembly hall, His Eminence Hilarion was welcomed by the rector of the theological schools, Bishop Ambrose of Gatchina.
13.10.2009 17:20

DECR vice-chairman Hieromonk Philip (Riabykh) meets with Bolivian ambassador, Ms. Maria Luisa Ramos Urzagaste

Ms. Urzagaste shared her impressions of the meeting His Holiness Patriarch Kirill had on 18 September 2009 with the ambassadors of Latin American countries to Moscow. She expressed a desire to contribute to the establishment of a high-level group for interreligious dialogue on the UNESCO platform.
13.10.2009 13:29

An Orthodox church consecrated in the territory of Russian embassy in Beijing

With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the consecration was celebrated by Bishop Mark of Yegoryevsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate secretariat for Russian Orthodox Church institutions abroad.
13.10.2009 11:04

DECR delegation attends a working session of the Churches in Europe section of Russian-German forum St. Petersburg Dialogue

Proposals were voiced concerning prospects for developing the work of the forum’s section on Churches in Europe and the forum as a whole. Under a separate agenda item, the session considered possible themes for St. Petersburg Dialogue to take place in 2010 in Russia.