On January 15, 2019, the Russian Federation Consulate General in New York gave an official Christmas reception on behalf of Consul General S. K. Ovsyannikov and the Moscow Patriarchate Representation in the USA.
The administration of the Damascus boarding school for children of deceased Syrian servicemen sent a letter to the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, expressing their gratitude for the aid delivered to the school before the New Year celebrations.
After the Lesser Blessing of the church of All Saints, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in it for the first time. The liturgical singing was performed by the parish choir conducted by Ms. Anastasia Ivanova.
“Recently, the interference of the leaders of the secular Ukrainian state in church affairs has grown into a blatant pressure on the episcopate and clerics of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, what allows us to speak of the beginning of the large-scale persecutions,” the letter reads
(Russian) Председатель Отдела внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата митрополит Волоколамский Иларион выразил мэру французского города Страсбург Ролану Рису соболезнования в связи с гибелью людей от рук преступника, открывшего стрельбу на традиционной Рождественской ярмарке.
On 6 December 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Mr. Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), at Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St. Daniel’s stavropegic monastery.
Metropolitan Hilarion shared impressions of his visit to the Russian Orthodox cultural center on the Branly Embankment in Paris and participation in the conference devoted to the 60th anniversary since the death of Vladimir Lossky, an outstanding theologian of the Russian Diaspora.
On November 29, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and rector of Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), met with the faculty and students of the St. Genevieve of Paris Religious Education Center of the Russian Orthodox…
On 29 November 2018, at the Dormition Convent of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, located near the city of Tartus, Syria, His Beatitude Patriarch John X of the Great Antioch and All the East met with Hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the…
They discussed a wide range of issues of mutual concern including further steps to be made to normalize the situation of the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church.