In his message to Mr. Li KEQIANG, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed his condolences over a devastating earthquake in Yunnan province, as a result of which several hundred people…
On 1 August 2014, marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, solemn events to commemorate the Russian soldiers, who had laid down their lives in the name of Serbia’s freedom, took place at the Russian Necropolis in Belgrade.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following message of condolences to President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China over the explosion at a factory in the city of Kunshan, in which tens of people have been killed and injured
On 27 July 2014, Archbishop Justinian and Archbishop Alejo of Mexico City and All Mexico (Orthodox Church in America) celebrated the first Liturgy in the church.
On 16 July 2014, the foundation of the Orthodox chapel of St. Olaf, King of Norway, was laid in Stiklestad (100 km from Trondheim). The chapel is being built at the site of the death of “Norway’s Eternal King”. St. Olaf, the heavenly patron of Norway, died in 1030.
On 20 July 2014, a solemn Divine Service was celebrated at St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York. Thus the Patriarchal parishes in the USA concluded the celebrations marking the 700th anniversary of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh.
They discussed the humanitarian aid to the Syrian people including organization of Russian holidays for children of servicemen who died in Syria in the course of the armed conflict and for inmates of the Orthodox orphanages in the Valley of Christians near Latakia and at the convent in the Maalula…
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message to Mr. Martin Schulz, congratulating him on re-election as President of the European Parliament. The election took place on the 1st of July 2014.
H.E. Pierre Helg, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Switzerland to the Russian Federation, sent a letter to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressing his gratitude to the Russian Orthodox Church for her concern over the fate of the Organization for Security…
Metropolitan Hilarion of Vlokolamskm chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to Thorbjorn Jagland.