The Far Abroad

21.02.2017 14:19

Commission for International Cooperation of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations holds its third meeting

Commission for International Cooperation of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations holds its third meeting On 21 February 2017, the third meeting of the Commission for International Cooperation of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations took place at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.
16.02.2017 10:15

Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Cambodia

Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Cambodia Archbishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in Southeast Asia, visited Cambodia on February 13-16, 2017.
13.02.2017 21:20

Archbishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk visits Vietnam

Archbishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk visits Vietnam From February 11-13, Archbishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk, chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate in East and South Asia, was on a visit to Vietnam.
11.02.2017 17:49

Representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch takes part in Russian delegation’s meeting with the President of Lebanon

Representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch takes part in Russian delegation’s meeting with the President of Lebanon The participants in the meeting focused on the defence of Christians in the Middle East.
10.02.2017 15:48

Archbishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk visits Singapore and Malaysia

Archbishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk visits Singapore and Malaysia On 3 February 2017, Archbishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk began his first visit to Asia as administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in the region.
08.02.2017 16:35

Prayers for peace in Syria are offered up at the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Damascus

Prayers for peace in Syria are offered up at the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Damascus On 8 February 2017, hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), representative of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East celebrated prayer service for peace in Syria at the church of the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Damascus.
08.02.2017 12:22

Russian parliament members visit Saidnaya Convent in Syria

Russian parliament members visit Saidnaya Convent in Syria On February 7, 2017, Russian State Duma deputies S. Gavrilov, D. Sablin and A. Yuschenko visited the Saidnaya Convent (Patriarchate of Antioch) in the Damascus Province, Syria.
07.02.2017 12:46

Hungarian government gives a grant for restoration and construction of Orthodox churches

Hungarian government gives a grant for restoration and construction of Orthodox churches On February 1, 2017, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban signed a government instruction to allocate a state grant to the Moscow Patriarchate’s Diocese of Hungary for restoration and construction of churches.
03.02.2017 19:12

DECR chairman meets with Turkish ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Turkish ambassador to Russia On February 3, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met at the DECR with Turkish Ambassador to Russia Huseyin Lazip Dirioz.
03.02.2017 18:49

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Great Britain’s ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Great Britain’s ambassador to Russia On February 3, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) met at the DECR with the British ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow.
03.02.2017 17:31

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with US ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with US ambassador to Russia During the meeting, which was held in a constructive atmosphere, the sides discussed various matters of mutual concern.
25.01.2017 11:44

Staff members of Synodal departments meet with Dr. Moushira Khattab, candidate to the post of UNESCO Director-General

Staff members of Synodal departments meet with Dr. Moushira Khattab, candidate to the post of UNESCO Director-General On 25 January 2017, staff members of the Synodal departments of the Russian Orthodox Church met with H. E. Dr. Moushira Khattab, Egypt’s nominee for the post of the Director-General of UNESCO.
21.01.2017 20:12

Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill over death of school children in Italy

Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill over death of school children in Italy His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán over the death of school children killed in a bus crash in northeast Italy.
10.01.2017 16:33

Patriarch Kirill’s Christmas and New Year greetings to head of foreign states

Patriarch Kirill’s Christmas and New Year greetings to head of foreign states His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent Christmas and New Year greetings to heads of traditionally Orthodox states in the far abroad
10.01.2017 16:31

DECR chairman sends Christmas and New Year greetings to foreign statesmen and public figures

DECR chairman sends Christmas and New Year greetings to foreign statesmen and public figures Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Christmas greetings
10.01.2017 13:50

Memorial services held in Ankara for Russian ambassador in Turkey Andrey Karlov

Memorial services held in Ankara for Russian ambassador in Turkey Andrey Karlov On January 10, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the memorial Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Russian embassy with the prayer for the repose of the head of this diplomatic mission Russia’s Hero Andrey Karlov.
29.12.2016 10:19

1700th birthday of St. Martin of Tours is celebrated in Budapest

1700th birthday of St. Martin of Tours is celebrated in Budapest On 27 December 2016, Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk, administrator of the diocese of Hungary of the Russian Orthodox Church, and Archbishop Jurai of Michalovce and Košice, Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, celebrated Divine liturgy at the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God in Budapest.
28.12.2016 19:21

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the newly-appointed Ambassador of Russia to Switzerland

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the newly-appointed Ambassador of Russia to Switzerland In the course of the talk, which was held in a constructive atmosphere, the DECR chairman told the guest about the situation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Switzerland.
28.12.2016 11:03

Holy Synod makes decisions concerning external church relations

Holy Synod makes decisions concerning external church relations At its session on December 27, 2016, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church considered in particular some matters concerning external church relations.
20.12.2016 17:56

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terrorist attack in Berlin

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terrorist attack in Berlin His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, expressing his condolences over a terrorist attack in Berlin. In the evening of 19 December 2016, a truck ploughed into a crowd of people at a Christmas market in the centre of the…
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