UAOC SUPPORTED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CONSTANTINOPLE’S COMMISSION FOR GRANTING AUTOCEPHALY TO ORTHODOX CHURCH IN UKRAINE

RISU - August 2016 On August 3, 2016, under the chairmanship Makariy Maletych, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, a regular meeting of the Bishops of UAOC was held on the premises of the Kyiv Patriarchate. During the meeting, the Council reviewed and discussed the following items of the agenda: On support ...

Patriarch Kirill meets with new US ambassador

November 21, 2014 – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA to Russia, Mr. John F. Tefft. Among those present was the ambassador’s wife, Ms Mariella Cellitti Tefft, and the Deputy Minister Counsellor for Political Affairs of the US Embassy, Ms Andrea ...

ROC Holy Synod meets for regular session in southern Russia

On October 23, 2014, the Russian Orthodox Church Holy Synod began its regular session at the patriarchal and synodal religious, administrative and cultural center in the south of Russia. It is chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. Before the beginning of the session, Patriarch Kirill congratulated His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of ...

International forum on “The Large Family and the Future of Humanity” opens in Moscow

On September 10, 2014, an international forum on “The Large Family and the Future of Humanity” was opened at the State Kremlin Palace. The participants will discuss family-oriented initiatives in various spheres of societal life and reflect on the social, economic, cultural and religious-Moral conditions in which the family lives in the world today. It is ...

Patriarch Meets the Little Girl He Previously Asked to Adopt

September 2014 Patriarch Kirill: I am truly happy that Mila has found a family. PRAVMIR. September 3, 2014. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, while visiting the Pskovo-Pechor Monastery, met with the little girl who he asked to adopt this past winter. At the Children’s Christmas Tree celebration this year, His Holiness met Mila, who sent him ...

Patriarch Kirill congratulates Metropolitan Onufry on his election as Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine

Metropolitan Onufry of Chernovtsy & Bukovina elected as the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church: On August 13, 2014, the Bishops’ Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church elected Metropolitan Onufry of Chernovtsy and Bukovina, Locum Tenens of the Metropolitan See of Kiev, as Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All ...

Patriarch Kirill celebrates the memory of St. Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles

July 2014 On July 28, 2014, the commemoration day of the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles and the Day of the Baptism of Rus’, a public holiday in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. His Holiness was ...

Patriarch Kirill leads the 14th ceremony of awarding prizes of Unity of Orthodox Nations International Foundation

March 2014 On March 11, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia led the 14th annual ceremony of awarding the Patriarch Alexy II Prize of the Unity of Orthodox Nations International Public Foundation granted for “outstanding work to consolidate the unity of Orthodox nations and to promote Christian values in the life of ...

Patriarch Kirill chairs Moscow diocesan assembly

December 20, 2013 – An annual Moscow diocesan assembly began its work at the Christ the Saviour’s Cathedral’s hall of church councils, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia as ruling bishop of the capital city. The assembly presidium includes Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna, patriarchal vicar of the Moscow diocese; ...

The Ambassador of the Russian Federation visits the Metropolitan Residence

29/5/13 Metropolitan Vladimir met the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to our country, His Excellence Farid Muhametshin, discussing issues of mutual interest, especially including the role of the Orthodox Church in the process of maintaining and development of positive relations between Moldova and Russia. The parties underlined spiritual and cultural relations that unite the two nations, pointing ...

“Armenian Churches in Tbilisi, Yesterday and Today” Exhibition Opens in Georgia

4/12/2012 An exhibition entitled "Armenian Churches in Tbilisi, Yesterday and Today" opened on December 1, 2012 at the “Hayartun” Cultural Center of the Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church in Georgia, The exhibition isdedicated to the founders of the Armenian Church Apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus. The idea of the exhibition belongs to Varujhan Khachaturov (Jean Khach), a ...

On the Commemoration Day of St. Philaret of Moscow, Patriarch Kirill celebrates at the Church of Christ the Saviour and leads an episcopal consecration

December 2, 2012, the Commemoration Day of St. Philaret, Metropolitan of Moscow – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour, where the relics of St. Philaret are kept. During the liturgy, Patriarch Kirill led the consecration of Archimandrite Feodor (Belkov) as Bishop ...

Patriarch Kirill celebrates his birthday with liturgy at the Church of All Saints Who Shone Forth in the Russian Land

November 20, 2012 – On this birthday, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the domestic Chapel of All Saints Who Shone Forth in the Russian Land in the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery, Moscow. Praying together with him were members of the Holy Synod, representatives ...

Primate of the Russian Church answers questions from Polish journalists

On August 14, 2012, in anticipation of his visit to Poland on Thursday, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Polish mass media correspondents. In his talk with the journalists, His Holiness pointed to the importance of his forthcoming visit to the Polish Orthodox Church for further development of relations between fraternal ...

Inter-Council Presence of the Russian Orthodox Church completes its plenary session in Moscow

29.01.2011 The Inter-Council Presence completed its work in plenary session on January 29, 2011. On their second day, the Presence members considered the following draft documents: ‘On measures to preserve the memory of new martyrs, confessors and all those who suffered at the hands of theomachists during the years of persecution’; ‘A temporary provision for the social and ...

Patriarch may visit Abkhazia

26/1/2011 Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia Illia Second Archepiscope of Mtskheta-Tbilisi and Mitropolite of Pitsunda and Tkhum Abkhazia, His Holiness and Beatitude probably will visit Abkhazia, GHN reports. The information was approved by the Press Service of the Georgian Patriarchate. They noted that Illia Second has a great wish to visit Abkhazia. “At this time it is ...