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…
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to Mr.Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, over a devastating earthquake in south-west China.
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.