The Far Abroad

06.10.2014 21:58

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with ambassador of People’s Democratic Republic of Korea

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with ambassador of People’s Democratic Republic of Korea On October 6, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, received the recently appointed Ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea, Mr. Kim Hyong Jun.
03.10.2014 12:57

Russian Orthodox Church representative in Thailand meets Russia’s new-appointed ambassador

Russian Orthodox Church representative in Thailand meets Russia’s new-appointed ambassador Father Oleg expressed satisfaction with the development of relations between the Church Representation and the Russian Embassy in Thailand.
03.10.2014 12:02

A new Eucharistic community formed in central Portugal

A new Eucharistic community formed in central Portugal The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by the rector of the Community of St. Xenia of St. Petersburg in Faro, Archpriest Ioann Gerovetsky, and Hegumen Petr (Prutyanu) at the old 16th century Catholic church of the Holy Spirit.
02.10.2014 11:18

DECR vice-chairman meets with delegation of Turkey’s Presidency of Religious Affairs

DECR vice-chairman meets with delegation of Turkey’s Presidency of Religious Affairs On 1 October 2014, Archimandrite Philaret, vice-chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with a delegation of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey at the DECR premises.
01.10.2014 15:47

First stone laid in foundation of an Orthodox church in Strasbourg

First stone laid in foundation of an Orthodox church in Strasbourg On September 30, 2014, the first stone was laid in the foundation of an Orthodox of All Saints in a solemn ceremony in Strasburg. The ceremony was led by Archbishop Mark of Yegoryevsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s office for institutions abroad.
26.09.2014 17:14

DECR Chairman meets with Russia’s newly-appointed ambassador to Slovakia

DECR Chairman meets with Russia’s newly-appointed ambassador to Slovakia On September 26, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, met with the newly-appointed ambassador of the Russian Federation to Slovakia, Mr. A. Fedotov.
26.09.2014 16:56

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Bulgaria’s ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Bulgaria’s ambassador to Russia On September 26, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, met with Bulgaria’s Ambassador to Russia, Mr. Boiko Kocev, at the DECR.
19.09.2014 16:08

5th Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America takes place in Dallas

5th Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America takes place in Dallas On 15-18 September 2014, the 5th Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America took place in Dallas, Texas, the website of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA reports. Taking part in the Assembly were thirty-eight archpastors from various jurisdictions that have their parishes in the USA.
04.09.2014 14:35

Russia’s diplomatic mission and Moscow Patriarchate’s parish in Madrid raise aid for refugees from Ukraine

Russia’s diplomatic mission and Moscow Patriarchate’s parish in Madrid raise aid for refugees from Ukraine The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Spain and the church of St Mary Magdalene in Madrid, through joint efforts, have already collected 700 kilograms of clothes in aid to refugees who have found themselves in Russia as a result of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.
02.09.2014 19:17

A wooden church of Holy Myrrh-Bearing Women consecrated in Hamburg

A wooden church of Holy Myrrh-Bearing Women consecrated in Hamburg The wooden church together with the whole church compound including a park, a large reverence cross, a carved gate and a children’s playground, was blessed by Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany. Participating in the celebrations was Schema-Archimandrite Iliy (Nozdrin), spiritual father of the Optina Hermitage.