The Far Abroad

17.11.2017 13:39

DECR chairman visits Russian Embassy school in Rabat

DECR chairman visits Russian Embassy school in Rabat On 16 November 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, while in Morocco with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the Russian Embassy school in Rabat.
17.11.2017 13:36

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Morocco’s Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Morocco’s Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), who is on a visit Morocco’s capital city of Rabat with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia with a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church to the round-table conference…
17.11.2017 13:35

Round-table conference in Rabat on Co-work of Russian Orthodox Church and Compatriots in Africa and South-West Asia

Round-table conference in Rabat on Co-work of Russian Orthodox Church and Compatriots in Africa and South-West Asia A round-table conference on Russian Orthodox Church and Compatriots: Experience of Co-work in Africa and South-West Asia took place at the Russian Federation embassy in the Kingdom of Morocco.
17.11.2017 8:07

Patriarch Kirill meets newly appointed US ambassador to Russia

Patriarch Kirill meets newly appointed US ambassador to Russia His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Russian Federation Jon Huntsman, at the patriarchal residence in Chistyi Pereulok, Moscow
13.11.2017 10:02

A Russian Orthodox Church representative discusses with a Syrian Jacobite Church hierarch the humanitarian situation of Syrian refugees in Bekaa Valley

A Russian Orthodox Church representative discusses with a Syrian Jacobite Church hierarch the humanitarian situation of Syrian refugees in Bekaa Valley Hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Great Antioch, met with Archbishop Boulos Safar of Zahle and Bekaa, Syriac Jacobite Church, to discuss the implementation of decisions made at the September meeting between Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow…
10.11.2017 14:44

Bishop Ioann of Naro-Fominsk attends events held by organization of support for migrants and refugees

Bishop Ioann of Naro-Fominsk attends events held by organization of support for migrants and refugees A traditional reception for diplomats was held at the Cathedral of the Trinity of the Greek Archdiocese in the USA in New York. This year it was devoted to problems of forced migrants and refugees.
09.11.2017 10:03

Church representatives meet with Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Church representatives meet with Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe On 7 November 2017, Bishop Viktor of Baryshevka, representative of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to the International Organizations, and Hegumen Philip (Ryabykh), representative of the Moscow Patriarchate to the Council of Europe and the European Union, met with Mrs. Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
09.11.2017 9:44

DECR chairman visits Russian Orthodox Church representation in Tokyo

DECR chairman visits Russian Orthodox Church representation in Tokyo Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), accompanied by Hieromonk Nikolay (Ono) and D. Petrovsky, DECR staff member, visited the church of the Faithful Prince Alexander Nevsky in Meguro – the ROC representation in Tokyo. He was welcomed to the church by…
07.11.2017 9:26

Liturgy celebrated at Damask Representation of Russian Orthodox Church

Liturgy celebrated at Damask Representation of Russian Orthodox Church The Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the church of the Damask representation of the Russian Orthodox Church. It was presided over by Hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), Representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East.
06.11.2017 17:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences to U.S. President Donald Trump over tragedy at Baptist church in Texas

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences to U.S. President Donald Trump over tragedy at Baptist church in Texas On Sunday, 5 November 2017, a gunman entered a Baptist church in Sutherlands Springs, Texas, USA, when the service was underway, and opened fire on the parishioners. Twenty-six people died, including children, teenagers, elderly people and a pregnant woman.
06.11.2017 17:00

DECR chairman expresses condolences over tragedy at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, USA

DECR chairman expresses condolences over tragedy at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, USA Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a letter to Pastor Frank Pomeroy of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, USA, expressing condolences over the tragedy that had occurred there during the Sunday service. Twenty-six parishioners died in the mass…
02.11.2017 17:12

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with head of Ethiopian diplomatic mission in Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with head of Ethiopian diplomatic mission in Russia Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in the Russian Federation, H. E. Grum Abay Teshome.
02.11.2017 16:00

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Eritrea to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Eritrea to Russia On 2 November 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Petros Tseggai, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Eritrea to the Russian Federation.
25.10.2017 13:59

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over demise of Archpriest Nicholas Lossky

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over demise of Archpriest Nicholas Lossky His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent his condolences to Bishop Nestor of Korsun over the demise of the renowned theologian and philologist Archpriest Nicholas Lossky.
25.10.2017 7:17

Children from Sunday schools in Latakia receive presents from Russia

Children from Sunday schools in Latakia receive presents from Russia Metropolitan John of Latakia thanked the Russian Church and Russian people for their aid and support during the hard time for Syria and presented the guests with an icon of St. George the Victorious.
19.10.2017 20:40

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with the President of Croatia

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with the President of Croatia On 19 October 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with H.E. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia, at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St.Daniel’s monastery.
17.10.2017 15:53

His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople visits Moscow Patriarchate’s parish in Reykjavik

His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople visits Moscow Patriarchate’s parish in Reykjavik On 14 October 2017, while in Iceland, His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople visited St. Nicholas parish of the Moscow Patriarchate in Reykjavik and the construction site of the first Orthodox church in the capital of Iceland, where in May 2011, upon the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of…
16.10.2017 23:21

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the Russia-China Friendship Association

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the Russia-China Friendship Association On 9 October 2017, Bishop Gennady of Kaskelen, chancellor of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church’s metropolitan area in Kazakhstan, vicar of the diocese of Astana, and Mr. Dmitry Petrovsky, member of the central board of the Russia-China Friendship Association, staff member of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External…
16.10.2017 12:51

Patriarch Kirill’s address to 137th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union

Patriarch Kirill’s address to 137th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union The 147th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union took place from October 14-18, 2017, in St. Petersburg. His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, addressed it on October 16.
13.10.2017 17:18

DECR chairman meets with head of Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

DECR chairman meets with head of Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade On 13 October 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.
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