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), ...

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk is honoured with the highest award of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church

On 17 December 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with His Holiness Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria and with members of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. His Holiness Neophyte greeted the DECR chairman and those who accompanied him, saying: ‘It is with sincere joy and ...

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 ...

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates in the Church of the Holy Spirit at the Laura of the Holy Trinity and St. Sergius on his commemoration day

October 2014 On 8 October 2014, the commemoration day of St. Sergius, hegumen of Radonezh and Wonderworker of All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, officiated at the Divine Liturgy in the Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. After the service that ...

Patriarch Kirill concerned about sects spreading in the Far East

Khabarovsk - September 2014 On September 14, 2014, a meeting of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia with the Far East Development Minister Alexander Galushka, senior officials of constituent territories of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern federal district and with hierarchs of the Far Eastern dioceses took place in Khabarovsk. (The ...

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 ...

Primate of Russian Church leads celebrations marking 800th anniversary of Vladimir diocese

On 7 September 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia arrived for a one-day visit to the city of Vladimir to lead the celebrations marking the 800th anniversary of the Vladimir diocese. The official delegation which accompanied His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on his visit included Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, chancellor ...

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulations to Raul Khadzhimba elected President of the Republic of Abkhazia

Raul Khadzhimba

September 2014 Below is the congratulatory message sent by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to Mr. R. Khadzhimba on his election as President of the Republic of Abkhazia To the President-Elect of the Republic of Abkhazia, Raul Khadzhimba Esteemed Raul Dzhumkovich, I cordially congratulate you on your election as President of the Republic of Abkhazia. Your ...

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, ...

Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Fullness of the Russian Orthodox Church

19/6/14 Dear brothers and sisters, I address now the entire Fullness of our Church, all the peoples of historical Rus. There can be nothing more important for us today than the continuing fratricide which rages on the territory of the Ukraine, taking away ever more lives. What is happening today, primarily in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, and ...

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 ...

His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II received Sheikh Sami Merhi

14/4/14 On April 11, 2014 His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II received Sheikh Sami Merhi, Chairman of the Muwahdeen Druze Community in North America at the headquarters of the archdiocese. Mr. Merhi is the Secretary of the Standing Conference of Christian and Muslim Leaders in North America, of which His Holiness is a member. “We congratulate His ...