The Far Abroad

19.07.2014 20:59

Moscow Patriarchate representative to Patriarch of Antioch meets with Syria’s Grand Mufti

Moscow Patriarchate representative to Patriarch of Antioch meets with Syria’s Grand Mufti 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…
07.07.2014 15:04

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulates Martin Schulz on re-election as President of European Parliament

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulates Martin Schulz on re-election as President of European Parliament 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.
02.07.2014 12:49

Swiss authorities express gratitude to the Russian Orthodox Church for help in releasing OSCE observers

Swiss authorities express gratitude to the Russian Orthodox Church for help in releasing OSCE observers 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…
30.06.2014 18:42

DECR chairman congratulates Thorbjorn Jagland on his re-election as Secretary General of the Council of Europe

DECR chairman congratulates Thorbjorn Jagland on his re-election as Secretary General of the Council of Europe Metropolitan Hilarion of Vlokolamskm chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to Thorbjorn Jagland.
26.06.2014 23:34

21st Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy opens at State Duma

21st Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy opens at State Duma June 26, 2014 – the 21st Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy has opened in the State Duma under the theme “Parliamentary Democracy – Orthodoxy: Values and Meanings”.
26.06.2014 23:33

Patriarch Kirill’s video-address to the 21st Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy

Patriarch Kirill’s video-address to the 21st Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy On June 26, the opening of the 21st Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy took place in the State Duma under the theme “Parliamentary Democracy – Orthodoxy: Values and Meanings”.
26.06.2014 23:32

Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to the 1st Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy

Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to the 1st Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy On June 26, the opening of the 21st Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy took place in the State Duma under the theme “Parliamentary Democracy – Orthodoxy: Values and Meanings”. Below is the address to the Assembly by the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’ department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of…
20.06.2014 18:04

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with delegation of Association of Orthodox Families in Beirut

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with delegation of Association of Orthodox Families in Beirut On June 20, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, met with a delegation of the Association of Orthodox Families in Beirut, who are on a visit to Moscow at the invitation of the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society, which was represented at…
10.06.2014 14:30

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates President Elect of the Arab Republic of Egypt

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates President Elect of the Arab Republic of Egypt His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following greeting to President Elect of the ARE
25.05.2014 22:13

Festive reception at Russia’s general consulate in New York on the occasion of 700th birthday of St. Sergius of Radonezh

Festive reception at Russia’s general consulate in New York on the occasion of 700th birthday of St. Sergius of Radonezh It was the first event in the chain of festive activities to be held in the USA to celebrate St. Sergius’s birthday.