The Far Abroad

07.11.2017 9:26

Liturgy celebrated at Damask Representation of Russian Orthodox Church

Liturgy celebrated at Damask Representation of Russian Orthodox Church The Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the church of the Damask representation of the Russian Orthodox Church. It was presided over by Hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), Representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East.
06.11.2017 17:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences to U.S. President Donald Trump over tragedy at Baptist church in Texas

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences to U.S. President Donald Trump over tragedy at Baptist church in Texas On Sunday, 5 November 2017, a gunman entered a Baptist church in Sutherlands Springs, Texas, USA, when the service was underway, and opened fire on the parishioners. Twenty-six people died, including children, teenagers, elderly people and a pregnant woman.
06.11.2017 17:00

DECR chairman expresses condolences over tragedy at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, USA

DECR chairman expresses condolences over tragedy at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, USA Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a letter to Pastor Frank Pomeroy of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, USA, expressing condolences over the tragedy that had occurred there during the Sunday service. Twenty-six parishioners died in the mass…
02.11.2017 17:12

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with head of Ethiopian diplomatic mission in Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with head of Ethiopian diplomatic mission in Russia Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in the Russian Federation, H. E. Grum Abay Teshome.
02.11.2017 16:00

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Eritrea to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Eritrea to Russia On 2 November 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Petros Tseggai, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Eritrea to the Russian Federation.
25.10.2017 13:59

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over demise of Archpriest Nicholas Lossky

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over demise of Archpriest Nicholas Lossky His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent his condolences to Bishop Nestor of Korsun over the demise of the renowned theologian and philologist Archpriest Nicholas Lossky.
25.10.2017 7:17

Children from Sunday schools in Latakia receive presents from Russia

Children from Sunday schools in Latakia receive presents from Russia Metropolitan John of Latakia thanked the Russian Church and Russian people for their aid and support during the hard time for Syria and presented the guests with an icon of St. George the Victorious.
19.10.2017 20:40

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with the President of Croatia

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with the President of Croatia On 19 October 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with H.E. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia, at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St.Daniel’s monastery.
17.10.2017 15:53

His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople visits Moscow Patriarchate’s parish in Reykjavik

His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople visits Moscow Patriarchate’s parish in Reykjavik On 14 October 2017, while in Iceland, His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople visited St. Nicholas parish of the Moscow Patriarchate in Reykjavik and the construction site of the first Orthodox church in the capital of Iceland, where in May 2011, upon the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of…
16.10.2017 23:21

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the Russia-China Friendship Association

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the Russia-China Friendship Association On 9 October 2017, Bishop Gennady of Kaskelen, chancellor of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church’s metropolitan area in Kazakhstan, vicar of the diocese of Astana, and Mr. Dmitry Petrovsky, member of the central board of the Russia-China Friendship Association, staff member of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External…