The Far Abroad

26.11.2018 10:05

DECR chairman visits Russian Embassy in Pyongyang

DECR chairman visits Russian Embassy in Pyongyang On 25 November 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and the delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church led by him visited the diplomatic representation of the Russian Federation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
25.11.2018 21:23

Episcopal Divine Liturgy is celebrated in the Trinity Church in Pyongyang

Episcopal Divine Liturgy is celebrated in the Trinity Church in Pyongyang On 25 November 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), and Archbishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in the East and Southeast Asia countries celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Life-Giving Trinity in Pyongyang.
24.11.2018 20:39

Metropolitan Hilarion arrives in Pyongyang

Metropolitan Hilarion arrives in Pyongyang In the evening of the same day the All-Night Vigil was celebrated at the Holy Trinity Church in Pyongyang.
24.11.2018 15:23

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at Holy Dormition Church in Beijing

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at Holy Dormition Church in Beijing On the 23rd – 24th of November 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, made a brief stop in Beijing on his way from Seoul to Pyongyang.
22.11.2018 15:58

DECR chairman begins his working visit to the Korean Peninsula

DECR chairman begins his working visit to the Korean Peninsula On 22 November 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) arrived in Seoul with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
20.11.2018 16:37

International conference on the Church’s Care of Mentally Ill People

International conference on the Church’s Care of Mentally Ill People The international conference on The Church’s Care of Mentally Ill People took place on November 13-14, 2018, at the Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
18.11.2018 23:15

Delegation headed by Metropolitan Hilarion brings humanitarian aid to boarding school in Syria

Delegation headed by Metropolitan Hilarion brings humanitarian aid to boarding school in Syria Headed by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the delegation that was in Damascus from November 17 to 18, 2018, brought a consignment of humanitarian supply including winter clothes and toys to the boarding school for children of fallen servicemen in Damascus.
18.11.2018 21:37

Heads and high-ranking representatives of religious communities in Syria and Russia meet in Damascus for conference

Heads and high-ranking representatives of religious communities in Syria and Russia meet in Damascus for conference On November 17, 2018, a conference of the heads and high-ranking representatives of traditional religious communities in Syria and the interreligious delegation from Russia, headed by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), took place at the main hall of the Patriarchate…
18.11.2018 20:25

Patriarch Kirill’s letter of condolences over the loss of lives as a result of wildfires in California

Patriarch Kirill’s letter of condolences over the loss of lives as a result of wildfires in California His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, has expressed condolences to President of the United States of America over the loss of lives in the fires in California.
18.11.2018 16:03

(Russian) Состоялась встреча председателя ОВЦС с министром по делам вакуфов Сирии

(Russian) Состоялась встреча председателя ОВЦС с министром по делам вакуфов Сирии On 17 November 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, visited the Ministry of Awqaf of the Syrian Arab Republic and met with the Minister, Dr. Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed.