The Far Abroad

20.10.2009 15:39

Patriarch Kirill congratulates Ms. I. Bokova on her election as UNESCO director general

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following congratulatory message to Ms. I. Bokova on the occasion of her election as UNESCO Director General: Dear Ms. Bokova, I would like to wholeheartedly congratulate you on your election as UNESCO Director General. Your strong qualifications and extensive…
20.10.2009 13:16

Emir Kusturica awarded the Patriarch Alexy II Prize

Outstanding Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica has been awarded the Patriarch Alexy II Prize established by the International Public Foundation of Orthodox Nations.
20.10.2009 12:21

Days of Russian Culture in Iceland opened with singing praise to the Most Holy Mother of God

The Days of Russian Culture in Iceland were opened on October 14, 2009, the Day of the Intercession, with the singing of the Akathistos to the Most Holy Mother of God at St. Nicholas’s Chapel in Reykjavik.
20.10.2009 12:08

Metropolitan Nikodim (Rotov) is commemorated in Dusseldorf

As the 80th birthday of Metropolitan Nikodim of Leningrad and Novgorod’ has been widely marked in these days, the office for the repose of his soul was said on 18 October 2009 at the Parish of the Intercession in Dusseldorf in the Russian Orthodox Church representation in Germany.
16.10.2009 12:35

A representative of the Russian Orthodox Church took part in a joint seminar of the European economic and social committee of EU and the Public Council of Russia

On 14-15th of October 2009 in Brussels a representative of the Moscow Patriarchate for European International Organizations Very Rev. Antoniy Ilyin took part in a joint seminar of the European economic and social committee of EU and the Public Council of Russia titled “A membership of the social committee in…
13.10.2009 17:20

DECR vice-chairman Hieromonk Philip (Riabykh) meets with Bolivian ambassador, Ms. Maria Luisa Ramos Urzagaste

Ms. Urzagaste shared her impressions of the meeting His Holiness Patriarch Kirill had on 18 September 2009 with the ambassadors of Latin American countries to Moscow. She expressed a desire to contribute to the establishment of a high-level group for interreligious dialogue on the UNESCO platform.
13.10.2009 13:29

An Orthodox church consecrated in the territory of Russian embassy in Beijing

With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the consecration was celebrated by Bishop Mark of Yegoryevsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate secretariat for Russian Orthodox Church institutions abroad.
13.10.2009 11:04

DECR delegation attends a working session of the Churches in Europe section of Russian-German forum St. Petersburg Dialogue

Proposals were voiced concerning prospects for developing the work of the forum’s section on Churches in Europe and the forum as a whole. Under a separate agenda item, the session considered possible themes for St. Petersburg Dialogue to take place in 2010 in Russia.
10.10.2009 6:48

Celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of Orthodox in Thailand

A church delegation from Russia will be led by Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations.
06.10.2009 12:48

Chairman of the department for external church relations meets with Serbian foreign minister

His Eminence Hilarion pointed to the major role of Orthodoxy in preserving and consolidating the unity of the Russian and Serbian nations.