On 12 November 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation.
On 7th November 2019, at the Holy Apostle Peter and Righteous Tabitha Metochion of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission, the celebrations took place, marking the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Russian metochion in ancient Joppa – present-day Jaffa.
On 7th November 2019, at the Department for External Church Relations, Archpriest Sergy Zvonarev, DECR secretary for far abroad countries, met with Mr. Waleed Mohd Alemadi, Deputy Ambassador, Minister Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Russia.
On 30th October 2019, the World Conference on Fellow Countrywomen and Continuity of Generations began its work in Moscow.
On 22 October 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), currently on a working visit to the USA, visited the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington, where he met with H.E. Anatoly Antonov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian…
They discussed issues of mutual concern in the area of cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Permanent Representation to the UN.
On 14th October 2019, at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St. Daniel’s Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Mr. Jean-René Fournier, President of the Council of States of the Swiss Confederation.
On 9th October 2019, commemoration day of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian and the 30th anniversary of glorification of St. Tikhon the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, clerics of Saint Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York, USA, celebrated the Divine Liturgy.
The Synodal Choir is the oldest professional musical team in Russia, whose history goes back to the 16th century choir of Patriarchal chorister clerks.
On September 27, 2019, Metropolitan Feofan of Kazan and Tatarstan met with a Chinese official delegation led by Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Mr. Li Zhanshu.