He was assisted Hegumen Seraphim (Pavlov), rector of the church, Hieromonk Stephan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, and the parish clergy.
The DECR chairman noted that both the Spaniards and the Russian are characterized by a strong religious feeling. Both nations have similar mentality and perception of the world, and therefore we hope that the Spanish readers will be interested in the presented book.
On April 13, 2014, the Day of the Lord’s Entry into Jerusalem, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Russian Orthodox church of St. Mary Magdalene in Madrid. Among numerous worshippers were Russian Ambassador Yu. Korchagin and his wife.
On 10 April 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H.E. Primož Šeligo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia to the Russian Federation.
Topical issues pertaining to cooperation were discussed. Metropolitan Hilarion told the guests about the stand of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the situation in Ukraine and also about the current state of dialogue with the Church of England.
The meeting was held at the DECR premises on April 8, 2014, under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) and Prof. Dr. Mehmet Paçaci, head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the…
On 8th April 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Prof. Dr. Mehmet Paçaci, head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, usually referred to as Diyanet.
On the 3rd of April (according to the Gregorian calendar) 1864, priest Ioann Nikolsky celebrated the first Divine Liturgy in a small Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, abutting on the building of the Russian Consulate in Urga (the old name of Ulan Bator). That day is considered to be…
Metropolitan Hilarion welcomed the guests to the Synodal department responsible for the Russian Orthodox Church’s external relations.
On 25th March 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Dr. Riad Haddad, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Russian Federation.