Archbishop Leonid of Vladikavkaz and Alania meets with Parliament of Lebanon deputy speaker
Address by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on the occasion of the 75 th anniversary of Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and the staff members of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations on the 75th anniversary of the foundation of this Synodal institution.
Festive liturgy celebrated at the place of the Ascension of the Lord
Parishioners coming for Sunday worship services at the St. Nicholas Cathedral in Bangkok have an opportunity to help people in nearby districts Bangna and Klontoy by providing them with food.
On the Ascension Day the Russian church under construction in Hungary will be crowned with a cross
The church of St. Barbara the Great Martyr in Krefeld, Germany, held online course on liturgics for people assisting in the sanctuary and for parishioners wishing to have a deeper insight into spiritual treasure of the Orthodox divine services. Attending the course that was held from 28 th December 2020 to 20 th May 2021 were over 100 persons from 34 Orthodox parishes in Germany and representatives of the parishes from Russia, Ukraine and Denmark. The programme, the reading list and video footage are available on the website of the Orthodox Education Centre.
Events to mark the anniversary of the end of the Anglo-Boer War were held at the Parish of St. Sergius in South Africa
On May 29, 2021, the vicar of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s diocese of Rovno, Bishop Pimen of Dubno, blessed a church in the Pevcheye village, Rovno region. It has been reported by the UOC Information-Education Department with reference to the website of the Union of Orthodox Journalists.
Metropolitan Hilarion: Orthodox education today is comparable in quality to secular education
On May 22nd, 2021, on The Church and the World TV program shown on Saturdays and Sundays on “Rossiya-24”, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for external church relation (DECR), answered questions from the anchor Ekaterina Gracheva.
Congratulatory greetings to the DECR from Christian confessions in Russia
Metropolitan Timothy of Vostra
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
The Church’s communication with the world external to her is a special but integral part of Orthodox mission. This ministry is not always the direct proclamation of the Word of God. However, it helps millions of people to see Orthodoxy from various viewpoints and also to come to feel the beauty and power of Orthodoxy.
Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate DECR – Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk
The Department for External Church Relations (DECR) carries out an important service standing on the front lines of our Church, defending these boundaries and entering into dialogue with all well-wishers and not only well-wishers. Dialogue is necessary, in the first place, for the defense of our Church so that she may continue carrying out her salvific ministry.