Patriarchal Ministry

29.11.2017 17:38

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill told members of the Bishops’ Council about the preparation of the Catechesis of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill told members of the Bishops’ Council about the preparation of the Catechesis of the Russian Orthodox Church In his address at the Bishops’ Council that opened in Moscow on 29 November 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia focused, among other things, on the preparation of the Catechesis of the Russian Orthodox Church.
29.11.2017 17:34

Primate of Russian Church calls to adopt more systematic approach in opposing sectarianism and neo-paganism

Primate of Russian Church calls to adopt more systematic approach in opposing sectarianism and neo-paganism As His Holiness Patriarch Kirill noted in his address, the opposition to sects is yet another sphere of missionary work that requires Church-wide systematic approach.
29.11.2017 17:27

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: What is sometimes forgotten in pursuit of different technologies is that mission is not a collection of methods, but practical work

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: What is sometimes forgotten in pursuit of different technologies is that mission is not a collection of methods, but practical work As His Holiness Patriarch Kirill mentioned in his address on 29 November 2017, the Bishops’ Council of 2013 outlined several major spheres of missionary work – these are the so-called “inland” mission, the counter-sectarian work and the mission among indigenous minorities.
29.11.2017 17:24

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: The main task of the Church is not to fill children’s mind with vast knowledge, but to help them enter into its life

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: The main task of the Church is not to fill children’s mind with vast knowledge, but to help them enter into its life One of the topics raised by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church in his address at the Bishops’ Council that began its work on 29 November 2017 at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, was religious education, and Sunday schools in particular.
29.11.2017 17:18

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church: Theology should be regarded not only as a set of subjects taught at seminaries, but also as a serious science

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church: Theology should be regarded not only as a set of subjects taught at seminaries, but also as a serious science In his address at the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia raised the topic of theology as a science and theological education.
29.11.2017 17:08

Reorganization of the system of theological education remains priority for supreme church authorities

Reorganization of the system of theological education remains priority for supreme church authorities As His Holiness Patriarch Kirill noted in his report at the Bishops’ Council of 2017, the reorganization of the system of theological education remains the priority for the supreme church authorities and dioceses in their work.
29.11.2017 17:06

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: While inviting young people to dialogue and using their language, the Church must not lose its integrity

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: While inviting young people to dialogue and using their language, the Church must not lose its integrity In his address at the Bishops’ Council on 29 November 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, while speaking of the mission among young people, raised the issue of limits of the Church’s openness.
29.11.2017 16:59

Patriarch Kirill: For the youth it is important that Christianity is a religion of freedom, not a religion of bans

Patriarch Kirill: For the youth it is important that Christianity is a religion of freedom, not a religion of bans Speaking at the Bishops’ Council on the peculiarities of church preaching, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill reminded the meeting that St. Paul every time considered the peculiarities of his audience, seeking to become all things to all people so that at least some may be saved (cf. 1 Cor. 9:22).
29.11.2017 14:33

Patriarch Kirill: Signing the Act of Canonical Communion has given us joy over the unity of the faithful of the one Russian Orthodox Church

Patriarch Kirill: Signing the Act of Canonical Communion has given us joy over the unity of the faithful of the one Russian Orthodox Church This year it is ten years year since the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion on the feast of the Ascension of the Lord in 2007, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill reminded the Bishops’ Council, addressing its members at the Church Councils Hall of the Church of Christ the Saviour.
29.11.2017 14:32

Patriarch Kirill announces statistical data on the life of the Russian Orthodox Church

Patriarch Kirill announces statistical data on the life of the Russian Orthodox Church The Russian Orthodox Church unites 303 dioceses, that is, 10 more than in 2016 and 144 more than in 2009. This was reported by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in his remarks at the opening of the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church on November…
29.11.2017 14:28

Bishops’ Council given information on Patriarch ministry in inter-council period

Bishops’ Council given information on Patriarch ministry in inter-council period At the first session of the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, the summarized information on the work carried out by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia in the inter-council period was given.
29.11.2017 14:19

Patriarch Kirill: Continued attempts are made to impose on the Church a life according to the rules of this world

Patriarch Kirill: Continued attempts are made to impose on the Church a life according to the rules of this world In his address to the Russian Orthodox Church Bishops’ Council, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia reminded its members of the principal calling of the Church to be the salt of this world (cf. Mt. 5:13), to bring people into unity with the Lord, to give them…
29.11.2017 14:10

THE FIRST HIERARCH OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH : THE MINISTRY OF THE BISHOP IS INEXTRIABLY LINKED TO THE ORTHODOX UNDERSTANDING OF CONCILIARITY

THE FIRST HIERARCH OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH : THE MINISTRY OF THE BISHOP IS INEXTRIABLY LINKED TO THE ORTHODOX UNDERSTANDING OF CONCILIARITY His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia stressed that in the twenty first century, as in previous ages, the ministry of the bishops, in order to be truly conciliar, ought to combine the preservation of institutions defined by Tradition with a constant awareness to the conciliar voice of…
29.11.2017 14:07

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL: THE LOCAL COUNCIL OF 1917-1918 WAS TRULY AN EXTRAORDINARY PEHNOMENON IN THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL: THE LOCAL COUNCIL OF 1917-1918 WAS TRULY AN EXTRAORDINARY PEHNOMENON IN THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH In his report at the Episcopal Council, which opened in Moscow on 29th November 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia emphasized that the present Council is to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the Patriarchal enthronement of St. Tikhon of Moscow.
29.11.2017 14:04

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL: THE MAIN HERITAGE OF THE NEW MARTYRS IS THEIR LOVE OF CHRIST AND NEIGHBOUR, FOR WHOM THEY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL: THE MAIN HERITAGE OF THE NEW MARTYRS IS THEIR LOVE OF CHRIST AND NEIGHBOUR, FOR WHOM THEY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES The hundredth anniversary of the beginning of persecution is inextricably linked to the sad anniversary of the 1917 Revolution and the beginning of the Russian civil war, His Holiness the Patriarch reminded his listeners, stressing that St. Tikhon of Moscow had prophetically heralded the main lesson of the tragic trials…
29.11.2017 14:01

Opening of the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church

Opening of the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church After the Divine Liturgy and a thanksgiving at the relics of St. Tikhon the Patriarch of Moscow, the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church has begun its first plenary session at the Church Councils Hall of the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. It is chaired by…
28.11.2017 13:15

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church On 28 November 2017, in the meeting hall of the Holy Synod at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church held its session under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
24.11.2017 18:55

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church’s condolences upon the terror action in a mosque near the Egyptian city of El-Arish

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church’s condolences upon the terror action in a mosque near the Egyptian city of El-Arish On November 24, 2017, a terror attack was carried out during the Friday worship at the Sufi mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed in North Sinai in Egypt.
23.11.2017 13:37

Patriarch Kirill presides over Supreme Church Council meeting

Patriarch Kirill presides over Supreme Church Council meeting The Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church has begun its meeting at the Church of Christ the Savour. It is chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
21.11.2017 21:01

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with Archbishop of Canterbury

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with Archbishop of Canterbury On 21 November 2017, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, head of the Anglican Communion.
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