The Liturgy of St. James, the Lord’s brother and the first bishop of Jerusalem, was celebrated on 5 November 2009 at the Moscow Patriarchate Parish of All Saints in Lisbon, Portugal.
In conclusion of his visit to Kosovo and Metochia, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, met on 30 October 2009 with Mr. Jolyon Negele, director of the political relations department of the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), and Mr. M. Krasnoschekov, a…
On 27 October 2009, the acting representative of the Moscow Patriarchate in the USA archpriest Alexander Abramov took part in the meeting of His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople with the hierarchs of the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA).
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met on 30 October 2009 with President of the Republic of Ecuador Rafael Correa Delgado at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour. Before their meeting, the Ecuadorian delegation was taken on a tour of the cathedral.
The first church they saw was St. Elijah’s at the Vucitrn village, one of over 150 churches destroyed and defiled for the last ten years.
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…
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.