Home page News
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Li…

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Liturgy at Monastery of Nativity of the Virgin Mary in Kazan

On 28 March 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated with Metropolitan Anastasiy of Kazan and Tatarstan the Divine Liturgy at the Monastery of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary in Kazan. The monastery was built in the 16th century at the place of the finding of the miracle-working icon of the Heavenly Queen. Kept at the abode is the copy of the Kazan Icon which was stored in the Vatican for a long time and was presented to the Russian Orthodox Church in 2004.

After the Liturgy and a thanksgiving before the venerated copy of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, Metropolitan Anastasy greeted Metropolitan Hilarion on behalf of the worshippers and noted that the Kazan diocese began the celebrations marking the millennium of the blessed demise of St Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles.

Metropolitan Hilarion conveyed to all those present blessings from His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, saying in particular:

“In 2015, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch, all metropolias of the Russian Orthodox Church will hold celebrations dedicated to the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles.

“All Russian people keep sacred memory of St Vladimir. It is difficult to imagine what would have been the fate of our homeland had it not been for Prince Vladimir’s choice made first for himself and then for the Russian people. The Baptism of Russia was a turning point in the history of our motherland. From that time onwards Orthodoxy was being preached at the great spaces of the Holy Rus’.

“For centuries, the Orthodox Christians have been living in various regions of our country side by side with representatives of other religions, such as Islam, Judaism and Buddhism, traditional for our homeland. Yet, Orthodoxy was the spiritual power which helped those dwelling in our land become the Russian nation. Thinking of the journey that our homeland and our Church have made for these thousand years, we feel gratitude to the Holy Prince Vladimir who had committed the heroic deed: living among pagans and idolaters, he had made a courageous for those days choice by embracing Christianity.

“The Holy Prince Vladimir shows us an example of a man who converted to Christ and devoted all his life to Him. That is why we glorify him as equal to the Apostles: he accomplished the feat, akin to that of the Apostles who had been travelling about the lands of the gentiles and enlightening them with the light of Christ’s faith.”

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with episcopate of Orthodox Church of Moldova


Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on the death of the Indonesian Christian leader Bishop Soritua Nababan


Paschal Message of Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets Serbian minister of foreign affairs


Holy Synod members commemorate Patriarch Irinej of Serbia and late archpastors of Russian Church


Address delivered by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill at the session of the Holy Synod on 13th April 2021


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs Holy Synod’s first session in 2021


Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the terrorist attack in Makassar


Patriarchal condolences over the train crash in the Egyptian province of Sohag


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs online session of the Supreme Church Council


Patriarch Kirill congratulates the president of Greece on the occasion of the 200 th anniversary of the struggle for the liberation of the Greek nation


Patriarchal greeting to His Beatitude Mar Béchara Boutros Cardinal Raï with the 10th anniversary of enthronement


Patriarchal congratulations to Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai on his 70th birthday


Patriarchal сondolences over the killing of believers of the Ethiopian Church in the Oromia Region


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with episcopate of Orthodox Church of Moldova


Metropolitan Hilarion: the Church has the right to give moral assessments to events in the past and in the present


Slavery is a sin the vestiges of which will keep affecting the life of the USA, Metropolitan Hilarion believes


Organizing Committee for World Conference on Interreligious and Intercultural Cooperation holds its session


Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Apostolic Nuncio to Russian Federation


Metropolitan Hilarion: We carry on dialogue with other confessions in order to explain our position to them


Metropolitan Hilarion: Law discriminating canonical Church has not been reversed in Ukraine


Metropolitan Hilarion: Patriarch Bartholomew does not want to admit his fault in the Ukrainian problem


Holy Synod members commemorate Patriarch Irinej of Serbia and late archpastors of Russian Church


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs Holy Synod’s first session in 2021


DECR Сhairman sent condolences on the death of Cardinal Edward Cassidy


Metropolitan Hilarion: actions of a politician must not come into conflict with his religious convictions


Metropolitan Hilarion: Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has kept his love for Orthodoxy for the rest of his life


First meeting held in 2021 by Presidential Council for International Cooperation’s commission for interaction with religious associations


Metropolitan Hilarion: Summit of the heads of Churches is possible in foreseeable future


Metropolitan Hilarion: God does not want to condemn, but to save us


Metropolitan Hilarion: The Lord always grants to us the opportunity to display our talents


Metropolitan Hilarion: The Lord has imbued the waters of Jordan with his divine presence to wash away human sins


Metropolitan Hilarion: to repent means to change your way of life


On commemoration day of St. Catherine, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk officiated at the Church of St. Catherine the Great Martyr In-the-Fields  the representation of the Orthodox Church in America


Metropolitan Hilarion: We can always show compassion for people


Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates on commemoration day of St. Varlaam of Khutyn at the church of ‘Joy to All the Afflicted’ icon of the Mother of God


Metropolitan Hilarion: We should remember that the life of each human being is in the hands of God


Metropolitan Hilarion: For God there is nothing impossible


Metropoplitan Hilarion: The cross which was an instrument of dishonourable execution becomes the symbol of salvation for millions of people


Metropolitan Hilarion: Eucharist is the wedding feast, to which Lord Jesus Christ invites each of us


Metropolitan Hilarion: Faith alone is not enough for salvation


Metropolitan Hilarion: God is willing to give everyone a wonderful gift of faith, but people must be willing to accept it


Metropolitan Hilarion: We should be mindful of the value of human life


Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates liturgy at Church of Antioch’s Moscow Representation on its patron saint’s day



Fields marked by * are mandatory required

Send a message