On October 16 and 17, 2014, the Parishes of St Anna of Novgorod and the Holy Princess Olga celebrated together the millennium of the baptism of St Olav, the King of Norway Equal-to-the-Apostles.
On 12 October 2014, celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the Parish of the Holy Martyrs Valentine and Pasicratus in Ulm (Germany) took place at the Church of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother God “Of the Sign”.
On 13 October 2014, archpriest Nikolai Lischenyuk, rector of the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Karlovy Vary, handed over to Dr. Lukáš Babka, director of the Slavonic Library, a set of 34 volumes of the Orthodox Encyclopedia. The books were presented to the Slavonic Library by His Holiness…
In his message to the President of Iraq, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church also raises the problem of the fate of Iraq’s former deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz (Michael John who) who has been imprisoned already for 11 years and in September 2014 appealed to the world community,…
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.
Father Oleg expressed satisfaction with the development of relations between the Church Representation and the Russian Embassy in Thailand.
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.
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.
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.
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.