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Patriarch Kirill meets with Primate of Serbian Orthodox Church

May 25, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 25/5/18 The Primates of the Russian and Serbian Orthodox Churches had a talk at the Patriarchal working residence in Chisty Pereulok. His Holiness Irenaeus, Patriarch of Serbia, who had arrived in Moscow earlier, was accompanied by Bishop Irenaeus of Bač, abbot of the Kovilj Monastery; Archimandrite Isihije (Rogic) elected Bishop of […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

September 22, 2017 News
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Church of Serbia – 22/9/17 On 18 September 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, arrived in Istanbul. At the airport, he was met by Mr. Andrey Podelyshev, Consul General of the Russian Federation […]

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CURRENT US-RUSSIA RELATIONS ARE A “PHANTASMAGORIA”—MET. HILARION

September 7, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 7/9/17 What is happening today in Russian-American bilateral relations is a “phantasmagoria,” and Russia should not take an example from those politicians in America who threaten them, stated the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, who recently returned from a trip to […]

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“UKRAINIAN PATRIARCHATE” IS A SCHISMATIC STRUCTURE—MET. HILARION

June 28, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 28/6/17 Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) spoke about the Church situation in Ukraine and the raiding activities of the schismatic “Kiev Patriarchate” in a recent interview with the Russian BBC, posted on the site of the DECR. “We never speak about relations ‘between the two patriarchates,’ because […]

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President Putin becomes the First Head of State to Visit Old Believers’ Spiritual Center in Moscow

June 4, 2017 Featured
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Reported by Pravoslavie.ru – 4/6/17 On Wednesday, May 31, President Vladimir Putin became the first head of state to visit the Old Believers, when he arrived at the “Strength of Spirit and Fidelity to Tradition” exhibition at the Old Believers’ Rogozhskaya Spiritual Center in Moscow, reports RIA-Novosti. Met. Hilarion of DECR noted that the president’s visit […]

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GRAND MEETING ON THE OCCASION OF THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOSCOW PATRIARCHATE’S DEPARTMENT FOR EXTERNAL CHURCH RELATIONS TAKES PLACE

May 21, 2016 Featured News

DECR – May 2016 On 19 May 2016, a grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) took place at the ‘Danilovsky’ hotel complex in Moscow. The Presidium included His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia; Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna; […]

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UOC INFORMS EUROPEAN ORGANIZATIONS OF ITS STAND ON BILL NO. 4511

May 1, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 1/5/16 European organizations have been informed of the stand of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC MP) on bill no. 4511. Letters to international human rights organizations, their representative offices in the Ukraine and embassies of major EU states in Kiev were sent out on April 27 by chairman of the […]

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Medal of St. Mark of Ephesus instituted as award of Department for External Church Relations

April 19, 2016 Featured News

Moscow Patriarchate – April 2016 The medal of St. Mark of Ephesus was instituted on 6 April 2016 with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia as an award of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR). St. Mark of Ephesus, an outstanding defender of Orthodoxy, is an […]

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COMMISSION FOR DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH AND THE COPTIC CHURCH HOLDS IN CAIRO ITS FIRST SESSION

February 11, 2016 Featured News

On 5-7 February 2016, the Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church held in Cairo its first session. An agreement to establish the Commission was reached during the meeting between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II. That meeting took place […]

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MEETING ON DIALOGUE BETWEEN RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH AND CHURCH OF ENGLAND

November 17, 2015 Featured News

On November 13, 2015, the Coordinating Committee for Cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Church of England met at the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR). The meeting was chaired by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the DECR, and Bishop Richard Chartres of London. The attendees from the Russian Orthodox […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK MEETS WITH YAZIDI LEADERS

November 13, 2015 Featured News

On 10 November 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, met with the Yazidi community leaders. The meeting took place at the DECR premises. The Yazidi delegation included Hazem Tahsin Saeed, acting Mir of the Yazidi community; Baba Sheikh, spiritual leader of the Yazidi community; […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK CHAIRS PLENARY SESSION OF THE RELIGION AND PEACE INTERNATIONAL FORUM

November 1, 2015 News

On October 26, 2015, the 3d Moscow International forum ‘Religion and Peace’ took place under the theme ‘The Role of Religion in the Modern World’. It was organized by the Moscow Government and the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations. The forum was attended by representatives of the traditional religions in Russia, experts, governmental […]

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Bilateral Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church & the Assyrian Church of the East to be Established

October 24, 2015 Featured News
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Russia and His Holiness Catholicose-Patriarch Mar Gewargis III of the Assyrian Church of the East

October 2015 During the session which took place on 22 October 2015 under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church considered a number of issues pertaining to the sphere of external church relations. Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for […]

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AT THE LARGEST EVER CONFERENCE ON THE MIDDLE EAST – METROPOLITAN HILARION CALLS TO DEFEND CHRISTIANS

October 24, 2015 Featured News

October 2015 The largest ever conference to be held on the situation of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East took place on October 19-20, 2015, in Athens, under the theme ‘Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Co-existence in the Middle East’. It was organized by the Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs. […]

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THE 5TH PAN-ORTHODOX PRE-COUNCIL CONFERENCE COMPLETES ITS WORK

October 20, 2015 Featured News

On 16 October 2015, the 5th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference concluded its sessions, held at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy, Switzerland. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church, led by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department […]

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ST. PETERSBURG DIALOGUE FORUM’S WORKING GROUP ON CHURCHES IN EUROPE MEET IN BERLIN

September 11, 2015 News

On September 8, 2015, the Churches in Europe working group of the St. Petersburg Dialogue forum met in Berlin for an organizational meeting. From the Russian Orthodox Church it was attended by Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), vice-chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and leader of the working group from the Russian […]

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Delegation of the Assyrian Church of the East Visits Russia and Armenia

August 12, 2015 Featured News
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August 2015 His Grace Mar Awa Royel, Bishop of California, Secretary of the Holy Synod and President of CIRED led an ecumenical visit to Russia and Armenia. The Very Rev. Archdeacon William Toma and Very Rev. Cor-bishop George Toma were prevented from attending, as planned, by travel difficulties. The delegation of the Assyrian Church of […]

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INTER-COUNCIL PRESENCE COMMISSION MEETS TO DISCUSS THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH’S ATTITUDE TO NON-ORTHODOXY AND OTHER FAITHS

July 20, 2015 Featured News
Inter-Council Presence Commission meets to discuss the Russian Orthodox Church’s attitude to non-Orthodoxy and other faiths

July 16, 2015 – The Inter-Council Presence Commission met to discuss the attitude to non-Orthodoxy and other faiths at the conference hall of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR). The meeting was chaired by Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan, head of the Metropolitan District in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The meetings […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION & PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW DISCUSS ON THE UPCOMMING PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

July 9, 2015 Featured News

On July 5-6, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), was on a visit to Istanbul, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. On July 6, the DECR chairman met with His Holiness Bartholomew, Patriarch of Constantinople, at the Fanar […]

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PRIMATE OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH RECEIVES MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION ON PREPARATION FOR THE 1000TH ANNIVERSARY OF RUSSIAN MONASTICISM ON MOUNT ATHOS

June 19, 2015 News

On 17 June 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the members of the Commission on preparation for the 1000th anniversary of the Russian monasticism on the Holy Mountain of Athos. Taking part in the meeting that was held at the Patriarchal and Synodal resident in St. Daniel’s Monastery were […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK MEETS WITH THE AMBASSADOR OF MACEDONIA TO RUSSIA

June 16, 2015 Featured News

On 16 June 1015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Goce Karajanov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Macedonia to the Russian Federation. Taking part in the meeting were also archpriest Igor Yakimchuk, DECR secretary for inter-Orthodox relations, and hierodeacon Roman […]

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