DECR chairman attends the opening of “Silent Sermon’ exhibition in Vienna
On November 25, 2023, a “Silent Sermon” exhibition featuring Russian icons of the 13th -16th centuries was opened at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Vienna. The event was timed to coincide with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Diocese of Vienna and Austria, the diocesan website reports.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with students of Higher Diplomatic Courses
On November 14, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia spoke before a group of students of the Higher Diplomatic Courses of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Address by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus’ to the participants of the World Conference of Compatriots Living Abroad
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus’ sent his greetings to the participants of the World Conference of Compatriots Living Abroad (1st of November 2023, Moscow).
On the 26th of November 2023 an international forum on "The Role of Media in Inciting Hatred and Violence: Risks of Misinformation and Bias" was held in the city of Jeddah (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). The event was organised by the World Islamic League together with the Union of News Agencies of the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
Archbishop Theodosius of Sebastia visited the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission
On the 24th of November, Metropolitan Nestor, Patriarchal Exarch of Western Europe, Metropolitan of Korsun and Western Europe, met with A.I. Kotlova, the new director of the Russian Spiritual and Cultural Orthodox Centre in Paris.
Representatives of Indian monasticism arrived in Russia
With the blessing of the Patriarchal Exarch of Southeast Asia, Metropolitan Sergius of Singapore and Southeast Asia, Priest Stanislav Rasputin and Reader Sergei Gefaldo have been travelling to Papua New Guinea since 14 November, the website of the Exarchate reports.
Bishop of Argentina and South America Leonid undertakes archpastoral visit to Uruguay.
His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Awa III spoke in an exclusive interview with RIA Novosti about the relationship between the Assyrian Church of the East and the Russian Orthodox Church, the Assyrian community in Russia and other countries and the obstacles to Christian unity.
Representatives of the Russian Spiritual Mission congratulate Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem on the anniversary of his enthronement.
Supporters of the schismatic "Orthodox Church of Ukraine" have seized the church in honour of the Archangel Michael in the village of Borodyanka, Kiev region. This was reported by the "Union of Orthodox Journalists" with reference to the telegram channel "Dozor on "Pershomu Kozatskyy".
Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem meets with the head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem
An article by Matthew Namee
In the course of debates on the order of acceptance into the Church of persons ordained in schismatic communities one can often hear references to various precedents in history. For instance, the defenders of the position of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, which had received members of the UOC KP and UAOC into communion without reordination, cite examples of acceptance in the present dignity of persons ordained by schismatics and even by heretics. Yet, in most cases these examples do not seem to be convincing upon closer look.
29.05.2022 • Reviews
By the bishop of Belgorod Sylvester, auxiliary of the Kiev metropolitanate, rector of the Kiev Theological Seminary and Academy
20.05.2022 • Reviews
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
The Church’s communication with the world external to her is a special but integral part of Orthodox mission. This ministry is not always the direct proclamation of the Word of God. However, it helps millions of people to see Orthodoxy from various viewpoints and also to come to feel the beauty and power of Orthodoxy.