The Far Abroad

28.10.2009 17:01

DECR Deputy Chairman meets with the Chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Igor Radojicic

Chairman Radojicic conveyed greetings from the leaders of the Republic of Srpska to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and told about the present difficult social and political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He noted a wish of the Muslim majority to build up a Unitarian state…
28.10.2009 17:00

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk begins his visit to Kosovo and Metochia

On 27 October 2009, the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk arrived in Kosovo and Metochia at the invitation of the Raska-Prizren diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
28.10.2009 13:02

Holy Trinity Parish in Ulan-Bator publishes booklets on Orthodox faith in Mongolian

The first booklet in Mongolian in the series ‘The Path of Orthodoxy: Everyone Can Become a Saint’ has come out, Rev. Alexiy Trubach, rector of the Parish of the Holy Trinity in Ulan-Bator, has reported to the DECR Communication Service.
28.10.2009 12:35

Primate of the Orthodox Church in America gives audience to president of the International Foundation of the Unity of Orthodox Nations

His Beatitude Jonah, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, received in audience on 26 October 2009, the president of the International Foundation of the Unity of Orthodox Nations, V. Alexeyev, and the Moscow Patriarchate representative to the Orthodox Church in America, Archimandrite Zacchaeus (Wood).
28.10.2009 12:21

Georgian and Ukrainian pilgrims venerate Orthodox shrines in Venice

They made a tour of Italy and came to Venice to venerate the Orthodox shrines of the city, the press-service of the Parish of the Myrrh-Bearing Women in Venice has reported. The Ukrainian part of the group included monks and benefactors of the Pochaev Monastery of the Dormition.
28.10.2009 12:07

Bishop Yelisey of Surozh visits the Moscow Patriarchate community in Swindon

Bishop Yelisey of Surozh made on 25 October 2009 a pastoral visit to the Eucharistic Community of Ss Peter and Paul in Swindon, Great Britain.
27.10.2009 12:44

Presentation of ‘The Light of Orthodoxy in Czechia and Slovakia’ book takes place in Prague

On 19 October 2009, a presentation of "The Light of Orthodoxy in Czechia and Slovakia" book by Yelena Filippovich published by 'The Russian Tradition" Publishing House took place in Prague, Czechia.
26.10.2009 18:21

The UN Human Rights Council takes a stand for a better understanding of traditional values of humankind

The UN Human Rights Council at its 12th session closed in Geneva on 2 October 2009 adopted a resolution on "Promoting Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms through a Better Understanding of Traditional Values of Humankind."
26.10.2009 9:40

Orthodox Theological catechetical courses to be opened in Hamburg

The graduates, except auditors, will get the certificate that would allow them to teach Orthodoxy in the schools in the German land that adopted legislation on such studies.
24.10.2009 14:23

Archbishop Hilarion venerates old shrines in Cyprus

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, visited the Stavrovouni Monastery of the Honorable and Life-giving Cross of Our Lord, the oldest monastery in Cyprus founded in the 4th century by the Holy Queen Helen Equal-to-the-Apostles.