The Khmer version of the Divine Liturgy has come out in Cambodia. In addition to the text of the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, the book also contains the prayers before and after the Holy Communion.
On June 2, 2016, Russia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Yu. Isakov was awarded the Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s Order of Ss Cyril and Methodius, First Class.
The Churches in Europe working group of the Russian-German forum of civil societies ‘St. Petersburg Forum’s met for its regular session on May 30-31, 2015, in Hamburg.
On 1 June 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with the members of the World Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots who arrived in Moscow for the Council’s 26th meeting organized by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On May 28, 2016, President Vladimir Putin visited Holy Mount Athos. The visit of the head of the Russian State was dated to the millennium of the Russian monasticism on the Holy Mount.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent messages to French President François Hollande and to the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, expressing condolences over the death of people at the result of the crash of the EgyptAir plane en route from Paris to Cairo.
On May 6, 2016, the Bright Friday and the commemoration day of St. George the Conqueror, Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the cathedral of the St. George Monastery in Goetschendorf. This year marks its 10th anniversary.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent greetings with the Bright Resurrection of Christ to the heads of the foreign countries of the Orthodox tradition
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Easter greetings.
Metropolitan Hilarion recalled Mr. Jeremic’s constructive cooperation with the Russian Orthodox Church when he was Serbia’s Foreign Minister and president of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly.