Patriarch Kirill

1970 Letter from Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras on Autocephaly

September 24, 2018 Featured

THE SOCIETY FOR ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN HISTORY IN THE AMERICAS – 24/9/18 Editor’s note: In 1970, the Patriarchate of Moscow issued a Tomos of Autocephaly to its former archdiocese in North America, which was commonly known as the “Russian Metropolia” and is now the “Orthodox Church in America.” Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras protested against this act in […]

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Ecumenical Patriarchate Appoint Legates to Ukraine

September 8, 2018 Featured
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OCP News Service – 8/9/18 Constantinople: It was announced by the Chief Secretariat of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate that as part of the preparation of granting of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has appointed legates as its Exarchs in Kiev –  Archbishop Daniel of Pamphilon […]

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Constantinople Patriarchate to Seek Help from Local Orthodox Churches?

September 3, 2018 Featured

Jelena Rakocevic (Columnist & Specialist in Eastern Orthodox Affairs) – OCP News Service – 3/9/18 The hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople from all over the world meet for the Synaxis (meeting) in Istanbul from September (1-3). It marked the beginning of the new 7527th Year of the Byzantine Church calendar. “We Believe in the Power of […]

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“We Believe in the Power of Dialogue” Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow & All Russia

August 31, 2018 Featured
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  Tera Rus- (Delegate of Moscow a& All Russia) OCP News Service – 31/8/18 Constantinople-Moscow: His All Holiness Bartholomew – Patriarch of Constantinople received His Holiness Kirill – Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia at Phanar on 31st August 2018. Patriarch Kirill is on a very important visit to the Church of Constantinople (despite the […]

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Coptic Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria Receives Orthodox Unity Award from Patriarch Kirill of Moscow & All Russia

May 25, 2018 Featured

Tera Rus – (Delegate of Moscow & All Russia) – OCP News Service – 24/5/17 More pics here: Moscow- Russia: His Holiness Tawadros II – Pope and Patriarch of the See of St Mark the Evangelist and Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria received the prestigious ‘Award of the Unity of Orthodox People’ […]

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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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Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia Arrives in Moscow

May 16, 2018 Featured
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Yonas Geredew – (Delegate of Ethiopia and All Africa) OCP News Service – 16/5/18 Moscow- Russia: His Holiness Abune Mathias – (Sixth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot) has arrived in Russia for a 6-day official visit by the invitation of Patriarch Kirill of the Russian […]

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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia meets with Serbian Patriarch Irinej

December 9, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – December 2017 On 5 December 2017, at the Patriarchal residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, met with His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. photo gallery(patriarchia.ru) Source:  

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Russian, US Orthodox Churches’ Contacts May Benefit Bilateral Relations

December 7, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 7/12/17 Head of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, said at a meeting with the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) leader Metropolitan Tikhon of America and Canada on Wednesday that bilateral relations between the Russian and American Orthodox Churches remain at a high level and continue to develop. […]

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Patriarch Filaret of Kiev Calls for dialogue with Russian Orthodox Church

December 1, 2017 Featured

Tera Rus (Delegate of Moscow & all Russia) OCP News Service – 12/1/17 Moscow-Russia: The Primate of the unrecognized Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kiev Patriarchate) –UOC -KP calls for dialogue with Russian Orthodox Church. Patriarch Filaret sends a letter to Patriarch Kirill and the Russian Orthodox Bishops Council. The Armenian Orthodox Conciliar Model may help Resolve Ukrainian […]

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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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Russian President Putin Congratulates Russians on Easter

April 16, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 16/4/17 Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the Russian people on Easter. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The president praised the “selfless work” of the Russian Orthodox Church as well as other Christian churches aimed at solving important social problems, boosting the institution of family, bringing up children as well as harmonization of interreligious and interethnic […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL TO PRAYERFULLY COMMEMORATE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF TSAR NICHOLAS II’S ABDICATION

March 13, 2017 Featured

Pravoslavie.ru – 13/2/17 The centenary of the abdication from the throne of the holy Royal Martyr Tsar Nicholas II will be marked by a Patriarchal Divine Liturgy, as established by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church at its March 9th meeting in Moscow, reports the site of the Moscow Patriarchate. The prayerful commemoration […]

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TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS REMAIN IN ALEPPO WITH RUSSIA’S HELP—PATRIARCH JOHN X

February 11, 2017 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 11/2/17 “I visited Aleppo. Of the approximately four million people in the city, about thirty-five thousand Christians remain, including Orthodox,” said Patriarch John X of Antioch at a recent meeting with Russian parliamentarians. “The help given by Russia allows people to remain in the country,” said the primate, as Interfax-Religion reports. The continued […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH CELEBRATES EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY OF ENTHRONEMENT OF PATRIARCH KIRILL

February 1, 2017 Featured

Pravoslavie.ru – 1/2/17 The Russian Orthodox Church is celebrating today, Wednesday, February 1 the eighth anniversary of the accession of Patriarch Kirill to the primatial throne. Following the December 5, 2008 passing of the beloved Patriarch Alexey II, the Holy Synod elected Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad as Locum Tenens of the patriarchal throne, […]

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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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Syrian Christians Invite Russian Patriarch to Visit Country

January 10, 2017 Featured News

Sputnknews – 10/1/17 Syrian Christians and scientists invited Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to visit the Middle Eastern country, Chief Mufti of Moscow and Central Russia Albir Krganov said Monday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Krganov visited Syria as part of a Muslim delegation in late December and early January at the invitation of the […]

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Head of Russian Orthodox Church Congratulates Believers With Christmas Day

January 7, 2017 Featured News

Sputniknews – 7/1/17 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has congratulated Orthodox Christians with Christmas. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Patriarch Kirill congratulated Orthodox Christians after a midnight service at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. “With all my heart I congratulate you with the great life-saving holiday of Christmas. On this day, especially […]

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Patriarch Kirill prays for Andrey Karlov’s repose

December 21, 2016 Featured News

Vestnik Kavkaza – 21/12/16 Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill has expressed condolences on the murder of Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, Interfax-Religion reports. “God destined me to know the late ambassador personally. I vouch that Andrey Karlov performed his high diplomatic duty, tried to act in accordance with his patriotic and religious beliefs,” […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL: WE DO NOT CONDEMN PEOPLE WITH NON-TRADITIONAL ORIENTATION

December 7, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 7/12/16 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has noted that while the Orthodox Church has strict, traditional stances on marriage and family matters, it does not condemn people, who are always called in love to repentance. In Paris to consecrate the new Trinity Cathedral and spiritual center, His Holiness also met with […]

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Patriarch Kirill, Hollande Discussed Conflicts in Ukraine, Syria

December 6, 2016 Featured News

Sputniknews – 6/12/16 According to reports, Russian Orthodox Church leader Patriarch Kirill on Monday had a productive discussion on a number of topical issues with French President Francois Hollande. PARIS (Sputnik) – The Russian Orthodox Church leader Patriarch Kirill on Monday had a productive discussion on a number of topical issues with French President Francois […]

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