The Far Abroad

16.01.2018 16:27

Festive divine services in Bali

Festive divine services in Bali On January 14, 2018, the Circumcision of the Lord and the commemoration day of St. Basil the Great, Archbishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in East and South-East Asia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the chapel of the St. Sergius of Radonezh community in Bali, Indonesia.…
16.01.2018 12:35

A street named after Metropolitan Nikodim (Rotov) appears in Cyprus

A street named after Metropolitan Nikodim (Rotov) appears in Cyprus The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the demise of Metropolitan Nikodim of Leningrad and Novgorod, an outstanding hierarch of the 20th century.
13.01.2018 18:46

Chapel erected at the site of future Orthodox church

Chapel erected at the site of future Orthodox church In Reykjavik, Iceland, the first divine service was celebrated at the St. Nicholas Chapel mounted at a site that had been allocated by the city council. In near future it will be the site of the first Orthodox church to be built in the country. It will be dedicated to…
13.01.2018 16:58

Christmas reception at Russian General Consulate in New York

Christmas reception at Russian General Consulate in New York An official Christmas reception on behalf of Consul General S. Ovsyannikov and Administrator of Patriarchal Parishes in the USA Bishop Ioann of Naro-Fominsk was given at the Russian General Consulate in New York.
08.01.2018 20:08

Orthodox children in Syrian Latakia received Christmas gifts from Moscow parish

Orthodox children in Syrian Latakia received Christmas gifts from Moscow parish The Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties and the Russian national organization of veterans ‘Fighting Brotherhood’ have brought to Syria and handed over to the Sunday school of the church of St. John the Baptist (Patriarchate of Antioch) Christmas gifts and school stationary collected by the Sunday school children…
07.01.2018 1:05

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church greets heads of foreign states with Christmas and New Year

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church greets heads of foreign states with Christmas and New Year To mark the feast of the Nativity of Christ and the New Year, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent greetings to the heads of the foreign countries belonging to the Orthodox tradition.
07.01.2018 1:02

DECR chairman greets foreign statesmen and public figures with Nativity of Christ and New Year

DECR chairman greets foreign statesmen and public figures with Nativity of Christ and New Year Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Christmas greetings
22.12.2017 12:18

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Bulgarian Ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Bulgarian Ambassador to Russia On 22 December 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR)- met with H.E. Boyko Kotzev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Russian Federation.
22.12.2017 12:02

DECR chairman meets with the Ambassador of Portugal to Russia

DECR chairman meets with the Ambassador of Portugal to Russia On 22 December 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Paulo Vizeu Pinheiro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Portuguese Republic to the Russian Federation.
12.12.2017 13:18

Syrian minister thanks Russian religious communities for rendering aid to the people of Syria

Syrian minister thanks Russian religious communities for rendering aid to the people of Syria The participants in the meeting discussed cooperation between the Interreligious working group and the Ministry of Awqaf of the Syrian Arab Republic.
24.11.2017 18:55

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church’s condolences upon the terror action in a mosque near the Egyptian city of El-Arish

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church’s condolences upon the terror action in a mosque near the Egyptian city of El-Arish On November 24, 2017, a terror attack was carried out during the Friday worship at the Sufi mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed in North Sinai in Egypt.
24.11.2017 12:29

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Romania to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Romania to Russia On 24 November 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Vasile Soare, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Russian Federation.
22.11.2017 15:48

DECR chairman meets with Italian ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Italian ambassador to Russia Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-graduate Studies (CMI), met with H. E. Cesare Ragaglini, Italian ambassador to Russia, who is completing his diplomatic mission in Moscow, at the CMI.
19.11.2017 7:00

DECR chairman meets with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Public Health of Lebanon

DECR chairman meets with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Public Health of Lebanon On 18 November 2017, at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Mr. Ghassan Hasbani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health of the Lebanese Republic.
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.
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