SESSION OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TAKES PLACE UNDER CHAIRMANSHIP OF HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL

On 29 April 2015, a regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church began its work at the Hall of the Supreme Church Council at the Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. His Holiness opened the meeting and ...

PATRIARCH KIRILL MEETS WITH GENERAL SECRETARY OF WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

April 22, 2015 – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Secretary General of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit. Participating in the meeting at St. Daniel’s Monastery were also Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, Metropolitan ...

SPECIAL INTER-ORTHODOX COMMISSION FOR PREPARING DOCUMENTS FOR PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL BEGINS ITS 3D SESSION

March 30, 2015 – The Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for preparing documents for a Pan-Orthodox Council began its 3d session at the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s Orthodox center in Chambesy. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Russian Orthodox Church is represented at the session by a delegation led by Metropolitan ...

DECR HOSTS FIRST MEETING OF COMMISSION FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION OF THE COUNCIL FOR COOPERATION WITH RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS UNDER THE PRESIDENT OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION

On 19 March 2015, the first meeting of the Commission for International Cooperation of the Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations under the President of the Russian Federation took place at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate. The Commission was established at the Council’s meeting on 11 December 2014. The session was ...

A DELEGATION OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (WCC) VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On the Second Sunday of the Great Lent, the 23rd of February/8th of March 2015, a ten-member Delegation of the World Council of Churches, under its Secretary-General, Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit and its Vice Moderator, Metropolitan Gennadius of Sassima, of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Deputy Secretary-General, Mr Georgios Laimopoulos, and: Dr. Agnes Abouom, moderator, ...

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES USA MEETS WITH THE ASSYRIAN CHURCH OF THE EAST’S CIRED

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The Holy Apostolic and Catholic Assyrian Church of the East - January 2015 On Friday, January 16, 2015 the Ecclesial Relations Committee of the National Council of Churches USA met with representatives of the Assyrian Church of the East. The cordial, all-day meeting took place at the rectory on the campus of St. Mary’s church, in ...

SPECIAL INTER-ORTHODOX COMMISSION FOR PREPARING PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL BEGINS ITS WORK

September-October 2014  On September 30, 2014, the Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for Preparing a Pan-Orthodox Council began its work at the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s Ecumenical Center in Chambesy near Geneva. The aim of the meeting is to edit the earlier adopted draft documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. The decision to convene the ...

CHRISTIAN COUNCIL OF SWEDEN VISITS JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

April 2014 In the morning of Saturday the 16th/29th of March 2014, a delegation of thirty representatives of Sweden’s Christian Churches visited the Patriarchate. The delegation, numbering approximately thirty pilgrims, represents Christian Churches in Sweden, namely Orthodox, Roman-Catholics, Lutherans, Ante-Chalcidonians etc. The group, which is representative of the Christian entity in Sweden, living in liberty, was received by ...

THE PRIEST AND THE COUNCIL OF ABU-SNAN COMMUNITY VISIT THE PATRIARCHATE

J erusalem Patriarchate - February 2014 On Saturday, the 26th of January/8th February 2014, priest f. Nikolaos Basal of the Greek Orthodox (Rum Orthodox) Community of Abu-Snan of the region of Accra in Northern Israel, together with a delegation of the Community’s Council, numbering approximately twenty members, visited the Patriarchate. The representatives of the aforementioned Community were received ...

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE MIDDLE EAST COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (MECC) MEETS IN ANTELIAS

April 2013 As a President of the MECC, His Holiness Aram I presided over and hosted the meeting. The meeting began with a business session, during which the church representatives discussed administrative and financial issues, the situation of Christians in Syria and Egypt, humanitarian assistance to refugees and the urgency for Christian-Muslim dialogue. During the second part ...

Prayers issued for 17th All-American Council, Election of Metropolitan

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 18/9/2012 Prayers for the 17th All-American Council and the Election of the New Metropolitan of All American and Canada were issued by the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America here during the second week of September 2012. These petitions have also been approved by the Holy Synod of Bishops and are to be included ...