The Far Abroad

10.04.2014 17:16

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Slovenia’s Ambassador

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Slovenia’s Ambassador 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.
10.04.2014 16:22

DECR chairman meets with British Ambassador to Russia

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.
09.04.2014 12:58

Second meeting of the working group for dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey takes place at the Department for External Church Relations

Second meeting of the working group for dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey takes place at the Department for External Church Relations 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…
09.04.2014 12:57

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with the head of Foreign Relations Department of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey

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.
04.04.2014 16:34

Celebrations marking 150th anniversary of the first Orthodox Liturgy in Mongolia take place in Ulan Bator

Celebrations marking 150th anniversary of the first Orthodox Liturgy in Mongolia take place in Ulan Bator 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…
02.04.2014 18:30

Metropolitan Hilarion meets French church and public figures

Metropolitan Hilarion welcomed the guests to the Synodal department responsible for the Russian Orthodox Church’s external relations.
25.03.2014 23:46

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Syrian Ambassador to Russia

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Syrian Ambassador to Russia 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.
25.03.2014 23:18

PRESENTATION by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk Chairman of the Deparment of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Chairman of the Synodal Biblical-Theological Commission Rector of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius Postgraduate Institute

University of Freiburg, 24 March 2014
24.03.2014 18:52

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy in Zurich

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy in Zurich On March 23, 2014, the 3d week of Lent, Adoration of the Cross, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Russian Orthodox Church’s parish in Zurich, Switzerland.
18.03.2014 17:52

DECR chairman meets with Finland’s ambassador to Russia

On March 18, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, met with Finland’s ambassador to Russia, Mr. Hannu Himanen.