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4th Epistle of the Primate of the Russian Church Abroad to the Clergy and Flock of Elevation of the Cross Cathedral in Geneva

December 11, 2017 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 11/12/17 Dear in the Lord Fathers, Brothers and Sisters: On this feast day of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign,” I express heartfelt greetings to all of you, wishing you the heavenly aid […]

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GREEK TRANSGENDER LAW IS “CRIME BEFORE GOD”—MET. HILARION

October 23, 2017 Featured

Orthochristian.com – 23/10/17 The new law allowing even 15-year-olds to legally change their gender, recently adopted by the Greek Parliament on October 10, is a “crime before God and the people” and will be met with numerous protests from believers, the head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk believes, RIA-Novosti reports. “I […]

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MANY STATE DEPARTMENT CLAIMS ABOUT RUSSIA BASED ON BIASED INFORMATION—MET. HILARION

October 4, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 4/10/17 Head of Moscow Patriarchate’s Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk has enumerated both the positives and negatives in the U.S. State Department’s recent report on the supposed infringement of religious freedoms in Russia. As previously reported, the ecclesial letter was sent to the U.S. embassy to be passed to […]

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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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HEALING OF OLD BELIEVER SCHISM STILL FAR IN THE FUTURE—MET. HILARION

June 4, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 4/6/17 It is necessary to overcome the 17th century Old Believer schism in the Russian Orthodox Church, although it will not happen anytime soon, believes Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations, reports Interfax-Religion. The Old Believers, or Old Ritualists, separated from the Moscow Patriarchate after 1666, in […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION: TERRORISM AND EXTREMISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST CONTINUE GROWING AND SPREADING LIKE A PLAGUE

May 7, 2015 Featured News

On May 2, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion as presenter of the Church and the World TV program had as his guest the chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society Sergey Stepashin. Metropolitan Hilarion: Good afternoon, dear brothers and sisters. Christ is Risen! In these Paschal days, the mental eyes of many Orthodox faithful are directed to […]

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DECR CHAIRMAN METROPOLITAN HILARION MEETS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE YEZIDI COMMUNITY IN RUSSIA

May 6, 2015 Featured News

April – May 2015 April 30, 2015 – Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with representatives of the Yezidi community in Russia. Among the participants in the meeting were Yu. Nibiev, president of the Society for Solidarity and Cooperation with the Kurdish People, Muraz Mstoyan […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK MEETS WITH MR. DAMIR MUKHETDINOV – DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF MUSLIM SPIRITUAL BOARD OF RUSSIA

April 30, 2015 News

On 29 April 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, met with Mr. Damir Mukhetdinov, deputy chairman of the Central Muslim Spiritual Board of Russia. The meeting took place at the Department for External Church Relations. Taking part in it were also other representatives of the […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION: THERE IS THE GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

April 4, 2015 Featured News

On March 29, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, who hosts the Church and the World program on Russia-24 TV network, had as his guest the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Commissioner For Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, Constantine Dolgov. Metropolitan Hilarion: Good afternoon, dear brothers and sisters! You are watching the Church and […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK IN KAZAN

March 31, 2015 Featured News

METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK VISITS KAZAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY On 28 March 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, rector of Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies, who had arrived in Kazan to take part in the celebrations marking the millennium of the demise of […]

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