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…
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.
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.”
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over the death of Archbishop Longil of Klin, Patriarchal vicar, representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Germany.
On 25 August 2014, in Düsseldorf, Archbishop Longin of Klin, representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Germany, deceased in the Lord at the age of 68.
On August 24, 2014, in compliance with the decision of the Russian Orthodox Church Holy Synod, a delegation of the Russian Church arrived in Tehran for the 9th session of the Joint Russian-Iranian Commission for Dialogue “Orthodoxy-Islam”.
On 15 August 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with the head of the Delegation of the European Union to Russia, Mr. Vygaudas Ušackas, at his request.
Statement by the Communication Service of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations.
On 6 August 2014, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA, arrived in the United States where he will carry out his archpastoral ministry. Meeting him at the John F. Kennedy International Airport were archpriest George Konyev, Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA,…
The causes of the wide spread of radical Islamist ideologies and ways of solving the problem; the military conflicts in the Middle East as related to the escalation of violence in Ukraine; the fate of the kidnapped Metropolitans of Syria are subjects of the interview given to RIA-Novosti by the…