The Far Abroad

16.01.2019 13:49

A boarding school in Damascus receives aid from Russian religious communities

A boarding school in Damascus receives aid from Russian religious communities 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.
24.12.2018 12:25

Lesser Blessing of a church of All Saints in Strasbourg

Lesser Blessing of a church of All Saints in Strasbourg 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.
14.12.2018 0:09

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends letters to religious leaders, senior statesmen and heads of international organizations regarding the pressure exerted by the Ukrainian authorities on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the government’s interference in the ecclesiastical life in Ukraine

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends letters to religious leaders, senior statesmen and heads of international organizations regarding the pressure exerted by the Ukrainian authorities on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the government’s interference in the ecclesiastical life in Ukraine “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
12.12.2018 15:02

DECR chairman sends condolences over the tragedy in Strasbourg

DECR chairman sends condolences over the tragedy in Strasbourg (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.
06.12.2018 17:48

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President of International Committee of the Red Cross

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President of International Committee of the Red Cross 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.
30.11.2018 19:45

DECR chairman meets with Russian ambassador to France

DECR chairman meets with Russian ambassador to France 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.
30.11.2018 19:43

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of the St. Genevieve of Paris Religious Education Center

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of the St. Genevieve of Paris Religious Education Center 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…
30.11.2018 12:02

Orthodox Church of Antioch receives aid from Russia for restoring churches in Syria destroyed during the hostilities

Orthodox Church of Antioch receives aid from Russia for restoring churches in Syria destroyed during the hostilities 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…
27.11.2018 9:39

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Russian ambassador in Beijing A. Denisov

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Russian ambassador in Beijing A. Denisov 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.
26.11.2018 11:21

Metropolitan Hilarion completes his working visit to Pyongyang

Metropolitan Hilarion completes his working visit to Pyongyang On 26 November 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Mr. Kim Yong-dae, vice-president of the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and with Mr. Im Chon-il, deputy minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK.