The Far Abroad

16.12.2014 16:38

DECR chairman meets with Austria’s Ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Austria’s Ambassador to Russia The participants in the meeting exchanged their views on the situation in Ukraine and on other issues of international relations.
16.12.2014 16:35

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Ambassador of Hungary to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Ambassador of Hungary to Russia Warmly greeting the guest, Metropolitan Hilarion noted traditionally good relations between the Department for External Church Relations and the Hungarian diplomatic mission in Moscow and told about many years of his service as administrator of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Diocese of Budapest and Hungary.
12.12.2014 14:39

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey On 11 December 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez, head of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, usually referred to as Diyanet, at the Patriarchal residency in Chisty side-street.
10.12.2014 15:10

Head of the European Union’s delegation in Russia visits Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies

Head of the European Union’s delegation in Russia visits Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies On December 8, 2014, with the blessing of the rector of Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the CMI students met with the head of the European Union’s delegation in Russia, Mr. Vygaudas Ušackas.
09.12.2014 14:03

Church of St. Catherine in Rome celebrates its patronal feast

Church of St. Catherine in Rome celebrates its patronal feast On the eve of the commemoration day, the All-Night Vigil was celebrated by Archbishop Amvrosy of Peterhof, rector of the St. Petersburg theological academy and seminary.
09.12.2014 10:50

Baron Tiesenhausen receives Patriarchal award

Baron Tiesenhausen receives Patriarchal award A well-known figure in the Russian émigré community received the award in consideration of his long work for the of Russian Orthodox tradition in Western Europe and in connection with his 80th birthday.
09.12.2014 10:41

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Baron Tiesenhausen with his 80th birthday

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Baron Tiesenhausen with his 80th birthday His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following greeting to an outstanding figure of the Russian émigré community, Baron Tiesenhausen:
09.12.2014 10:40

DECR chairman congratulates Baron Tiesenhausen on his 80th birthday

DECR chairman congratulates Baron Tiesenhausen on his 80th birthday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following letter of greeting to Baron Tiesenhausen:
28.11.2014 10:20

Russian Church representative takes part in discussion on protection of holy sites

Russian Church representative takes part in discussion on protection of holy sites A roundtable was held at the International Press Center in Brussels under the theme “Protection of Holy Sites in Armed Conflict Area” organized by the Council of Europe’s liaison office with the European Union.
21.11.2014 21:25

Patriarch Kirill meets with new US ambassador

Patriarch Kirill meets with new US ambassador The Primate of the Russian Church made a special mention of the importance of the Orthodox factor in the history of relations between the two countries, recalling in particular that the first Orthodox Christians appeared in the west of the United States, in Alaska, as far back as the time…