The Far Abroad

20.10.2014 16:06

Millennium of St Olav’s baptism celebrated in Norway

Millennium of St Olav’s baptism celebrated in Norway 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.
17.10.2014 13:37

Parish of Holy Martyrs Valentine and Pasicratus in German city of Ulm celebrates its 20th anniversary

Parish of Holy Martyrs Valentine and Pasicratus in German city of Ulm celebrates its 20th anniversary 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”.
16.10.2014 16:56

Prague’s Slavonic Library receives gift from Moscow Patriarchate

Prague’s Slavonic Library receives gift from Moscow Patriarchate 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…
13.10.2014 15:23

Patriarch Kirill sends letter to Iraq’s President concerning the situation of Christians in Iraq

Patriarch Kirill sends letter to Iraq’s President concerning the situation of Christians in Iraq 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,…
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.