The Far Abroad

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.
01.09.2014 11:04

DECR chairman meets with Lebanon’s ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Lebanon’s ambassador to Russia On August 29, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Lebanon to the Russian Federation, Mr. Bou Nassar.
29.08.2014 15:55

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates funeral service for Archbishop Longin of Klin

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates funeral service for Archbishop Longin of Klin On August 28, 2014, the Day of the Dormition of Our Lady, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Catholic church of St. Sebastian offered for Orthodox service in Bonn. He was assisted by Archbishop Feofan of…
27.08.2014 19:56

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with Ambassador of Israel, Ms. Dorit Golender

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with Ambassador of Israel, Ms. Dorit Golender On 27 August 2014, at the Patriarchal working residence in Chisty side-street, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Ms. Dorit Golender, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to the Russian Federation.
27.08.2014 16:35

9th meeting of Joint Russian-Iranian Commission for Orthodoxy-Islam Dialogue takes place in Tehran

9th meeting of Joint Russian-Iranian Commission for Orthodoxy-Islam Dialogue takes place in Tehran On 25-26 August 2014, the 9th meeting of the Joint Russian-Iranian Commission for Orthodoxy-Islam Dialogue took place in the capital of Iran. This year, the meeting was dedicated to the theme “Importance and Strengthening of Cooperation and Mutual Understanding between Islam and Orthodoxy.”