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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
The Joint Orthodox-Catholic International Commission for Theological Dialogue completed its session on 23 October in Paphos, Cyprus. The Orthodox side included representatives of the Patriarchates of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, Moscow, Serbia, Romania, Georgia and the Orthodox Churches of Cyprus, Greece, Poland, Albania and the Czech Lands and Slovakia.