Archbishop Agapit of Stuttgart, 65, Vicar of the diocese of Berlin and Germany. Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, passed away unto the Lord on 28 May 2020, the feast of the Ascension of the Lord.
On the occasion of the feast of the Radiant Resurrection of Christ His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent letters of greeting to the heads of the foreign countries of Orthodox tradition.
On 6 April, with a blessing of the acting administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA and Canada, Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, the clergy of the St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York drove in a car procession with the cross through all the New York districts carrying an…
On March 14, 2020, the Saturday of the 2nd Week of the Great Lent, the rector of the St. Sergius of Radonezh church in Johannesburg, South Africa, Archpriest Daniel Lugovoy, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Namibian capital city of Windhoek.
They discussed practical matters of cooperation, in particular, preparations for a visit of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Russia to Japan to take place in autumn 2020.
They discussed matters of mutual concern, in particular, prospects for the development of pilgrimage to the place of the Baptism of the Lord on the Jordan River and other holy places and sights in Jordan.
Annually in the end of January, the UN marks the Holocaust Remembrance Day. On January 27, the Red Army troops liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau, one of the most terrible Nazi death camps, also known by its Polish name Oswiecim.
On 29 January 2020, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with Montenegro Ambassador to Russia H. E. Ramiz Basic, who is completing his tenure as head of the Montenegro diplomatic mission in Moscow.
On 23 January 2020, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, attended the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, which took place at the Yad Vashem remembrance center in Jerusalem. The forum was held under the motto “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism”.
On 23 January 2020, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, met with Germany’s Ambassador to Russia, H. E. Dr Géza Andreas von Geyr, at the patriarchal and synodal residence at the St. Daniel Monastery.