The Far Abroad

05.05.2019 23:09

Easter liturgy celebrated in Church Slavonic in Ethiopia for the first time in a century

Easter liturgy celebrated in Church Slavonic in Ethiopia for the first time in a century With a blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Ioann of Chersonese of Western Europe, head of the Patriarchal Exarchate of Western Europe, sent a cleric of the Diocese of Chersonese, Rev. Sergiy Kim, to Ethiopia to celebrate Pascal divine services for the staff members…
02.05.2019 16:58

Hierarch of Russian Orthodox Church attends celebrations marking the second anniversary of consecration of Russian church in Cyprus

Hierarch of Russian Orthodox Church attends celebrations marking the second anniversary of consecration of Russian church in Cyprus On 29th April 2019, Archbishop Amvrosy of Vereya, rector of the Moscow Theological Academy, arrived in Cyprus with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and at the invitation of Metropolitan Isaias of Tamassos and Oreini.
02.05.2019 16:15

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends Easter greetings to heads of foreign states

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends Easter greetings to heads of foreign states On the Feast of the Radiant Resurrection of Christ His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent greetings to heads of foreign states of the Orthodox tradition
02.05.2019 16:10

DECR chairman greets state leaders of foreign countries with Easter

DECR chairman greets state leaders of foreign countries with Easter Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, has sent Easter greetings to state and public leaders and leaders of international institutions.
29.04.2019 7:26

Pascha celebrated in China

Pascha celebrated in China The Radiant Feast of the Resurrection of Christ was celebrated in China.
23.04.2019 20:37

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development On the 23rd of April 2019, at a parish house of the Church of ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Street in Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Dr. Gerd Müller, Federal…
22.04.2019 12:02

Metropolitan Hilarion attends lecture by Italian Consul General on Dante’s Divine Comedy

Metropolitan Hilarion attends lecture by Italian Consul General on Dante’s Divine Comedy On 21st April 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, attended a literary soiree, last in the series of readings dedicated to the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.
21.04.2019 22:57

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences upon the terrorist action in Sri Lanka

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences upon the terrorist action in Sri Lanka On April 21, 2019, eight explosions resounded in churches as well as hotels and other public places in the country’s largest city of Colombo and its suburbs. The death toll exceeded 200; among the victims are people who came to churches for Easter celebrations.
18.04.2019 17:45

DECR secretary for the far abroad attended reception at Estonian embassy and greeted Estonian president

DECR secretary for the far abroad attended reception at Estonian embassy and greeted Estonian president On April 18, 2019, Archpriest Sergiy Zvonarev, secretary for the far-abroad section of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), with the blessing of DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, visited the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Moscow.
03.04.2019 10:56

Religious communities in Russia begin joint efforts for restoring schools in Syria

Religious communities in Russia begin joint efforts for restoring schools in Syria On March 30, a delegation of the Interreligious Working Group for aid to the Syrian population under the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations visited the Barzeh neighbourhood in Damascus in which there is a general education school damaged by the military actions.