Metropolitan Hilarion

Metropolitan Hilarion of ROCOR Defrocks Two Pakistani Priests

May 24, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – 24/5/17 Sargodha -Pakistan: His Beatitude Metropolitan Hilarion (First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Outside Russia) has defrocked two Priests in Pakistan for canonical violations and pastoral disobedience. The two Priests are Cyril Amer and Anthony Shamoon. The two Priests are Cyril Amer and Anthony Shamaoon. They are involved in several criminal […]

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Russian Church Urges US to Join Forces With Russia in Fighting Terrorism

May 14, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 14/5/17 The chief of the Russian Orthodox Church’s external relations department said to with US Vice President Michael Pence that “the US and Russia would work side by sid”e as part of one anti-terror coalition. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The chief of the Russian Orthodox Church’s external relations department told US Vice President Michael […]

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St. Nicholas Relics to Be Brought to Russia From Italy – Church Official

April 29, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 29/4/17 According to an agreement that was reached by the heads of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church, the relics of one of the most revered Christian saints, St. Nicholas, will be delivered to Russia on May 21 from Italy. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The relics of one of the most […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION LEADS PATRONAL FEAST OF HOLY NEW MARTYRS & CONFESSORS OF RUSSIA CHURCH

February 21, 2017 News

Eastern American Diocese – ROCOR – February 2017 On Sunday, February 5, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York led the patronal feast day of Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Brooklyn, NY. The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad celebrated Divine Liturgy, co-served by parish rector Archpriest Serge Lukianov, […]

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SVS Press Book Debuts in Russian Media

January 30, 2017 News

SVOTS – 30/1/17 In mid-January 2017, Archpriest Chad Hatfield, seminary president, and Deacon Gregory Hatrak, director of Marketing and Operations at SVS Press, traveled to Moscow, Russia, to attend a formal presentation of a recently released press title, Patriarch Kirill in His Own Words, in the presence of several honored guests and local media. The book, […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York Sends Greetings on the 100th Anniversary of Ekaterinburg Theological Seminary

October 30, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 30/10/16 To His Eminence Metropolitan Kirill of Ekaterinburg and Verkhotursk: Your Eminence, Vladyko Dear in the Lord professors, teachers and students of Ekaterinburg Theological Seminary: On behalf of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside […]

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PAST TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS SHOW GREATEST GROWTH OF FAITH IN RUSSIA—METROPOLITAN HILARION

October 15, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – October 2016 Religious faith in Russia never grew more intensively than in the past three decades, believes Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk. The head of the Department of External Church Relations (DECR) spoke about religious faith in Russia, and its history and revival in recent decades at a meeting with a group of professors and […]

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PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA PRESENTS METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK WITH A STATE AWARD

September 24, 2016 Featured News

DECR Communication Service – September 2016 Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, permanent members of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, received awards from the hands of the President of the Russian Federation. The award ceremony took place on September 22, 2016, at the Ekaterininsky Hall in the […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION: UNIA REMAINS THE MAJOR STUMBLING BLOCK TO ORTHODOX-CATHOLIC DIALOGUE

September 21, 2016 Featured News
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DECR Communication Service – September 2016 On 16 September 2016, the 14th plenary session of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church began its work in Chieti, Italy. In compliance with the decision of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, the delegation of the […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion leads Funeral for Archpriest Theodore Shevzov at Holy Presentation Church

June 26, 2016 Featured News
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 Eastern American Diocese – ROCOR- June 2016 On Wednesday, June 15, the clergy and faithful gathered at Holy Presentation Church in Stratford, CT to bid farewell to Archpriest Theodore Shevzov, who reposed the Monday prior. Fr. Theodore was a longtime cleric of nearby St. Nicholas Church in Stratford, though he often served in Holy Presentation […]

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Holy Trinity Seminary celebrates 68th Commencement

June 23, 2016 Featured News

Official Website of the Eastern America Diocese of ROCOR – June 2016 On Sunday, May 29, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY concluded the 2015-2016 academic year with the Commencement Ceremonies, celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2016. His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church […]

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Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York on the Day of Orthodox Youth of the Russian Church Abroad, Celebrated on the Sunday of All Saints

June 23, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia- 23/6/16 Beloved in the Lord Brothers and Sisters: I send my heartfelt greetings on the feast of All Saints, and the Day of Orthodox Youth celebrated on this day, which was established by the Russian Church Abroad seven years […]

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‘Unity cannot be imposed on churches’ – Russian Orthodox Church spokesman to RT

June 15, 2016 Featured News
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    www.rt.com – 15/6/16 The landmark meeting of the heads of all Orthodox Christian churches could be postponed as five out of 14 churches have pulled out. The head of external relations at the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion, explains the situation to RT. After decades of preparation, the historic Pan-Orthodox Council was scheduled for June […]

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Russian Orthodox Church to Skip Pan-Orthodox Council

June 10, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 10/6/16 Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk has not departed for Crete to attend the Pan-Orthodox Council on the Greek island of Crete after the church decided to suspend its participation following the refusal of several orthodox churches to take part, a church source told RIA Novosti Friday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The […]

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RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO HOLD EMERGENCY MEETING OF ITS HOLY SYNOD

June 9, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – June 2016 The Russian Orthodox Church will hold an emergency meeting of its Holy Synod to determine how to proceed in the situation where a number of Local Orthodox Churches have refused to participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council on Crete, and to decide about its own participation in it, the Chairman of the Department […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York Sends Namesday Greetings to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

May 25, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia- May 2016 To His Holiness Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All-Russia Your Holiness: CHRIST IS RISEN! I congratulate Your Holiness on your namesday in unity of faith and in united spirit of love, and, glorifying together with you the […]

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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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CELEBRATIONS IN SOFIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE GLORIFICATION OF ST. SERAPHIM (SOBOLEV)

February 29, 2016 Featured News

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) – 29/2/16 February 26, 2016 the main celebrations of the canonization of St. Seraphim (Sobolev) of Boguchar took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. Tthe rite of canonization was celebrated by His Holiness Patriarch Neofit in the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky. Concelebrating were Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the […]

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ROC SURPRISED WITH RESPONSE OF UGCC PRIMATE TO HAVANA DECLARATION

February 19, 2016 Featured News
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www.risu.org.ua – February 2016 Moscow Patriarchate’s representative Metropolitan Hilarion responded to Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav’s criticism of the joint declaration of Pope Francis and the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill, RIA Novosti reports. “The authors of the Joint Declaration text and its last edition are personally Pope Francis and […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH DOUBTS PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL POSSIBLE IN CURRENT SITUATION

December 29, 2015 Featured News

Interfax-Religion – December 2015 Chairman of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk is cautious about prospects for convening a pan-Orthodox Council. “There are doubts about the very possibility of a pan-Orthodox Council being held at a time when some of the Orthodox Churches are in a state of unsettled conflict, and […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION CELEBRATES OLD RITE LITURGY AT THE MOSCOW CHURCH OF THE PROTECTING VEIL IN RUBTSOVO

December 14, 2015 Featured News

On 13 December 2015, the 28th Sunday after Pentecost and the commemoration day of St. Andrew-the-First-Called, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) and chairman of the Commission on Old Belief parishes and cooperation with the Old Belief community, celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Church of the […]

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