The Far Abroad

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…
15.12.2016 16:57

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Columbia to the Russian Federation

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Columbia to the Russian Federation Metropolitan Hilarion warmly greeted the guest at the Synodal institution in charge of the relations of the Russian Orthodox Church with the world.
15.12.2016 15:49

Prince of Wales visits Dormition Cathedral of Sourozh diocese

Prince of Wales visits Dormition Cathedral of Sourozh diocese After the Divine liturgy Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh consecrated the belfry after the renovations. The bells were consecrated by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill during his visit to Great Britain.
13.12.2016 23:26

Metropolitan Hilarion pays working visit to Bari

Metropolitan Hilarion pays working visit to Bari On 12 December 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, while in Italy upon the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the city of Bari.
12.12.2016 20:28

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terrorist attacks in Istanbul

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terrorist attacks in Istanbul His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent condolences to Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey, over the terrorist attacks in Istanbul. On December 10, 2016, two huge blasts hit a football stadium in the centre of Istanbul, killing over 40 people and injuring…
12.12.2016 11:02

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk celebrate on patronal feast at the Church of St. Catherine in Rome

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk celebrate on patronal feast at the Church of St. Catherine in Rome On 11 December 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, and Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, rector of the Church of St. Catherine the Great Martyr and administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in Italy celebrated Divine Liturgy.
30.11.2016 18:05

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

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with newly-appointed Ambassador of Poland to Russia On 30 November 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H.E. Włodzimierz Marciniak, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Russian Federation.
26.11.2016 16:02

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over the demise of Fidel Castro Ruz

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over the demise of Fidel Castro Ruz To General Raul Castro Ruz, Chairman of the State Council and Council of Ministers
24.11.2016 14:11

Thai version of the Book of Needs comes out

Thai version of the Book of Needs comes out The Thai version of the Book of Needs, Part I, has come out. It has been translated and edited by Orthodox Thais – Archpriest Danay (Daniel) Vanna, Ms. Napatra Aphichataphong and others.
18.11.2016 15:03

Round Table on the situation of Christians in the Middle East takes place in Manezh Central Exhibition Hall

Round Table on the situation of Christians in the Middle East takes place in Manezh Central Exhibition Hall On 17 November 2016, a round table on “The Middle East on Fire: Who will defend Christians” took place at the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall in the framework of the exhibition forum “Orthodox Russia – for National Unity Day.”
16.11.2016 15:49

Bishop Nestor of Chersonese leads meeting of Spanish Orthodox youth

Bishop Nestor of Chersonese leads meeting of Spanish Orthodox youth On 11-13 November 2016, a meeting of the Spanish Orthodox youth took place at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Equal-to-the-Apostles, in Madrid with the blessing of Bishop Nestor of Chersonese.
15.11.2016 16:23

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends greetings to Mr. Rumen Radev, President-elect of Bulgaria

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends greetings to Mr. Rumen Radev, President-elect of Bulgaria His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated Mr. Rumen Radev on his election as President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
15.11.2016 15:53

Church of Protecting Veil of the Mother of God consecrated in Islamabad

Church of Protecting Veil of the Mother of God consecrated in Islamabad On 13 November 2016, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, while on a working visit in Pakistan, consecrated the Church of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God in Islamabad.
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