Patriarchal Ministry

23.11.2009 16:10

Patriarch Kirill congratulates the primate of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem on the anniversary of his enthronement

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following congratulatory message to His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine, on the occasion of the anniversary of his enthronement. Your Beatitude, Beloved in the Lord Brother and Concelebrant: I cordially congratulate you…
23.11.2009 16:07

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church congratulates Bishop Michael of Geneva and Western Europe on his Name-Day

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated Bishop Michael of Geneva and Western Europe (Russian Church Outside Russia) on his Name-Day. Below is the text of the congratulatory message: Your Grace, Today as the Holy Church lifts up praise to the Archangel Michael and Other Heavenly Hosts…
21.11.2009 17:24

Heads of the Russian Orthodox Church and Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia celebrate Divine Liturgy at the Kremlin Church of the Archangel Michael

On November 21, 2009, the Day of the Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and Other Heavenly Hosts, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Kremlin Church of the Archangel Michael. They were…
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…
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 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).
18.11.2009 17:32

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’ condolences upon the demise of Prof. Dr. Fairy von Lilienfeld

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent his condolences to Bishop Johannes Friedrich of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria over the demise of Prof. Dr. Fairy von Lilienfeld, a decades-long participant in the “Arnolshain” theological dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Evangelical Church in…
18.11.2009 11:44

Patriarch Kirill congratulates Rev. Martin Junge on his election as general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following congratulatory message to Rev. Martin Junge on the occasion of his election as general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation Dear Pastor Junge, I wholeheartedly congratulate you on your election to the high office of general secretary…
17.11.2009 22:19

Metropolitan Christopher of the Czech Lands and Slovakia arrives in Moscow

An official delegation of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia arrived in Moscow on 17 November 2009 for the celebrations devoted to the 10th anniversary of this Church’s Moscow Representation, at the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
17.11.2009 16:20

Patriarch Kirill on the place of the Church’s Post-Graduate School in the Russian Church’s structure of theological education

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, speaking at the meeting of rectors of the Russian Orthodox Church’s theological schools, which took place on November 13 at the Church of Christ the Saviour, pointed to the need to adjust today’s system of theological education to the Bologna system.
17.11.2009 12:58

An international conference on Patriarchal Visit to Ukraine: Responding to Challenges of Time to take place in Kiev

With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine, an international conference on the Patriarchal Visit to Ukraine: Responding to Challenges of Time will take place on 19-20 November 2009 in Kiev. Among its participants are…
17.11.2009 9:50

Archbishop Hilarion visits Russian embassy in Beijing

Archbishop Hilarion and other members of the official delegation of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations and the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations were welcomed by Russian Ambassador in Beijing S. Razov, minister-counsellor E. Tomikhin and other Russian diplomats in China.
16.11.2009 18:51

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sends his condolences over the demise of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over the demise of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia. Patriarch Kirill’s message to Archbishop of Tsetin and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Coastlands Amfilohije, who was elected Locum Tenens of the Patriarchal Throne of the Serbian Church,…
13.11.2009 13:00

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church greets the representative of Patriarch of the Great Antioch and All the East with his elevation to the rank of archbishop

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent greetings to the representative of the Patriarch of the Great Antioch and All the East at the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, rector of the Antiochian metochion in Moscow Archbishop Nifon of Philippopolis with his elevation to the rank of archbishop.…
10.11.2009 10:52

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sends his greetings to the participants in the Third European Russian Forum “One Europe from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean: Dreams or a Possibility?”

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent greetings to the participants in the Third European Russian Forum “One Europe from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean: Dreams or Possibility?” Archbishop Simon of Belgium and Brussels, ad interim of the Hague and the Netherlands, read out the Patriarchal…
09.11.2009 17:47

Archbishop Hilarion’s book “Patriarch Kirill. His Life and World Outlook” is due to be presented at the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations

A new book by Archbishop Hilarion entitled Patriarch Kirill. His Life and World Outlook will be presented at the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations at 12.00 on 11 November 2009. The book was written in response to numerous requests from both church people and those who are far…
07.11.2009 7:24

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Iliya II

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, on his one-day visit to Azerbaijan, met with His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Iliya II at the "Gulistan" Palace in Baku.
06.11.2009 9:29

DECR chairman takes part in the Orthodox Encyclopedia boards meeting

The Supervisory, Patrons and Public Boards for the publishing of Orthodox Encyclopedia met on 5 November 2009 at the Church of Christ the Saviour.
05.11.2009 12:23

Archbishop Hilarion’s book “Patriarch Kirill. His Life and World Outlook” comes out

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…