Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia: We will continue giving support to Metropolitan Onufry and his Church
Touching upon the situation in Ukraine in his interview to Mezhdunarodnaya zhizn (International life) magazine, His Holiness Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia stressed, “We will not change our position. We give and continue giving considerable support to Metropolitan Onufry and his Church
DECR chairman gives assessment to the first stage of the negotiations on security between representatives of the Russian Federation and the West
On the air of the Church and the World program, the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate gave an assessment to the first stage of the negotiations on security between the Russian Federation and the West, which took place on January 10, in Geneva.
Metropolitan Hilarion: Churches will have to make non-standard decisions
Forestalling the results of the Synod of Patriarchate of Alexandria held in Africa, the Patriarchate of Constantinople has called the formation of an exarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church in Africa “anti-canonical” and spoke for “restoring the canonical order” on the continent. The response of the Russian Orthodox Church to this and similar statements, the schism and new realities in the world Orthodox community, as well as the principle stand on overcoming the schism in Ukraine are the topics dealt with in the interview given to the RIA Novosti news agency by the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.
The ‘OCU’ supporters have failed to evict a priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church from the parish house of the church of Nativity of the Mother of God at the Pyatigory village in the Rovno region in Ukraine.
On the day of the Baptism of the Lord a festive divine service took place at the Damascus Representation of the Russian Church
The Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations produces a news programme on YouTube called The Orthodox View.
A new musical composition dedicated to St. Alexander Nevsky is performed in Moscow.
On January 4, 2022, Archimandrite Vassian (Zmeyev), rector of the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in the capital of Bulgaria, took part in the traditional prayer service dedicated to the 144th anniversary of the liberation of Sofia from the Ottoman yoke in 1877.
The Department of Charity and Social Service of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese organized the dispatch of humanitarian aid to the victims of the typhoon Odetta
On December 30, 2021, at the Church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos located at Olšany cemetery in Prague, special prayers were offered up for the repose of the soul of His Beatitude Dorotej, Archbishop of Prague and Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia who led this Local Church for over thirty-five years.
Russian clergy celebrate Liturgy at Bethlehem Cave of the Nativity of Christ
On December 28, 2021, the representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarchal See of Antioch, Hegumen Arseny (Sokollov), conveyed another supply of humanitarian aid to the Amal (Hope) School in Damascus, in which children with orthopaedic injuries are taught. The supply consisted of blood pressure devices, a printer and 150 Christmas gifts.
A representative of the Russian Church takes part in a meeting of the Russian-Chinese Committee for Friendship, Peace and Development
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.