Patriarchs John and Irinej received by the Serbian President Vucic

Church of Serbia - 21/10/18 His Excellency Aleksandar Vucic, President of the Republic of Serbia, received in audience His Beatitude John, Patriarch of Antioch and all East, and His Holiness Patriarch of the Serbian Irinej in the Presidency of the Republic of Serbia on October 19, 2018. The reception was attended by dignitaries of the Patriarchate of ...

The Archbishop of Canterbury visiting the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate

Church of Serbia - 4/6/18 His Grace, Lord Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of England, the head of the Anglican Community, arrived in Belgrade on June 2, 2018. The Church dignitary was accompanied by: The Rt Revd Dr Robert Innes, the Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe;   The Rt Revd Jonathan Goodall, Bishop of Ebbsfleet  - The Church of England’s Lead Bishop ...

Patron saint-day of the church of Saint Demetrius in New Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 11/11/16 On the occasion of the church Patron Saint-day, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Demetrius the Myrrh-gusher in New Belgrade on 8 November 2016. The festal gathering commenced with a solemn welcome of His Holiness Patriarch at entrance to the churchyard of the ...

Reception on the occasion of 6th anniversary of enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia takes place at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

On 30 January 2015, the eve of the 6th anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a reception took place at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill received greetings from high officials, figures of culture, science and art, benefactors, sportsmen, journalists, representatives of the Russian ...

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of Georgian Orthodox Church with anniversary of his Patriarchal enthronement

December 2014 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greeting to Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia on the occasion of the anniversary of his Patriarchal enthronement. The text of the message is given below. Your Holiness and Beatitude, Beloved Brother in the Lord and Concelebrant at God’s Altar: Please, accept my cordial ...

DECR chairman presents bells to Bulgarian Church’s Diocese of Veliko Tarnovo on behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill

On 19 December 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, while on a visit to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, arrived in the city of Veliko Tarnovo. The archpastor was accompanied by archimandrite Gerasim (Georgiev), ...

Patriarch Kirill meets with President of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey

On 11 December 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez, head of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, usually referred to as Diyanet, at the Patriarchal residency in Chisty side-street. Among the participants in the meeting were also H.E. Mr. Ümit Yardim, Ambassador ...

Bulgaria–Russia: Images of Spiritual Unity’ Conference takes place in Sofia

December 2014 ‘Bulgaria–Russia: Images of Spiritual Unity’ Conference took place in Sofia on 29 November 2014 with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria. The conference was timed to the centenary of the consecration of the Russian Church of St. Nicholas of Myra in Lycia – ...

His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II offers Divine Liturgy at the St. Justus Church in Flums – Switzerland

1/12/14 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II offers the Divine Liturgy (Holy Qurobo) in St. Justus Church in Flums - Switzerland. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz, Patriarchal Vicar in Switzerland and Austria, and Mor Polycarpos Augin Aydin, Patriarchal Vicar in the Netherands. Were preset also their Eminences: Mor Nicholaus ...

Doxology at the Cathedral Church

  15/11/14 Joyful rite of doxology in honour of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated at the Cathedral church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Belgrade The doxology was celebrated by the clergy of the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovac, and during this rite the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was standing on the Patriarchal ...

His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II : “Isn’t the International Community Ashamed?”

September 2014 Following the invitation of the Community of Sant’Egidio, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the opening of the “Peace is the Future: Religions and Cultures in Dialogue, 100 Years After World War I” in Antwerp – Belgium on Sunday September 7, 2014. The opening session was attended by many dignitaries and ...

His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Receives the Minister of National Reconciliation

August 2014 On August 16, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Dr. Ali Haydar, Minister of National Reconciliation at the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Homs, Hama and Environs in Sadad. Their Eminences Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs and Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Office Director ...

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Meets with His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion

ROC- ROCOR - July 2014 On July 30, 2014 , His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia received His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, at his residence in Danilov Monastery in Moscow. Also meeting were His Eminence Metropolitan Ilarion of Volokolamsk, ...

Metropolitan Hilarion: we should zealously pray for an end of fratricidal battle in Ukraine

23/7/14 With a blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a fervent prayer for peace in Ukraine is tirelessly lifted up in all the churches and monasteries of the Russian Orthodox Church. “We should zealously pray that the fratricidal battle be stopped because blood is shed and people die every day in the ...

21st Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy opens at State Duma

June 2014   June 26, 2014 – the 21st Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy has opened in the State Duma under the theme “Parliamentary Democracy – Orthodoxy: Values and Meanings”.   The opening was attended by State Duma chairman S. Naryshkin, Council of the Federation vice-chairman A. Torshin, IAO general secretary and Greek MP Anastasios Nerantzis, DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of ...

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia chairs a regular session of the Supreme Church Council

On 17 June 2014, the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church met for a regular session at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, who declared the session open and addressed the participants with an opening speech in which ...

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates President Elect of the Arab Republic of Egypt

11/6/14 His Excellency Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El-Sisi President Elect of the Arab Republic of Egypt Your Excellency: Please accept my heartfelt greetings with your resounding victory in the presidential election. You have become the head of the state at difficult time for the country and people and have been entrusted with a heavy responsibility for overcoming extremism and restoration of ...

Communiqué on the results of irenical visit of His Holiness Patriarch Neophytos of Bulgaria to the Russian Orthodox Church

1/6/14 His Holiness Patriarch Neophytos of Bulgaria paid an irenical visit to the Russian Orthodox Church from May 23 to 30, 2014. Among those accompanying His Holiness were the Most Reverend Metropolitans Dometian of Vidin, Gabriel of Lovech, Yoan of Velicky Preslav, and Naum of Rousse. During the visit, the Primates of the Russian and Bulgarian Orthodox ...

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Supreme Church Council

April- May 2014 On 30 April 2014, a regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, began in the hall of the Supreme Church Council at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. In his opening speech, the Primate of the ...

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Karekin II

Eastern - Oriental Orthdox Churches- April - May 2014 On 29 April 2014, at the Patriarchal residence in Chisty side-street, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Karekin II, who is on his working visit to Moscow. The head of the Armenian Apostolic Church greeted ...

Patriarch Kirill: “If freedom violates the Divine plan, then it is not freedom, but slavery”

April 2014 "Destruction of traditional values today also affects interpersonal relations,” noted His Holiness Patriarch Kirill at the meeting with members of the "Women in business" All-Russian social organization. “We know that even the facts that a marriage means relations between a man and a woman and that a choice of gender is not an intellectual ...