Metropolitan Hilarion’s Christmas greeting to heads of non-Orthodox Churches

Metropolitan Hilarion’s Christmas greeting to heads of non-Orthodox Churches

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Metropolitan Hilarion expounds inter-Orthodox relations to students of Moscow theological schools

Metropolitan Hilarion expounds inter-Orthodox relations to students of Moscow theological schools

On December 11, 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations, rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies and chairman of the Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission, read a lecture to students of Moscow theological school on “Inter-Orthodox Relations at the Present Stage”.

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk was elected honorary member of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society

On 28 May 2012, the Council of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS) held its regular session under the chairmanship of Sergei Stepashin, the chairman of the IOPS and the head of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation.

Conference on the twentieth anniversary of the Kharkov Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church takes place in Kiev

Conference on the twentieth anniversary of the Kharkov Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church takes place in Kiev

28 May 2012 marked the twentieth anniversary of the Episcopal Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC). The Council that was held in Kharkov elected His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir the UOC Primate. By the decision of the UOC Holy Synod, an international conference “The Ukrainian Orthodox Church at the Turn of the Millennium” sponsored by the Kievan Theological Academy was held at the Ukrainian House in Kiev under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Vladimir.

Metropolitan Hilarion makes a working trip to Ukraine

On 28 May 2012, Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), made a working trip to Ukraine with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Metropolitan Hilarion’s new book “Rites of the Orthodox Church” is released

Metropolitan Hilarion’s new book “Rites of the Orthodox Church” is released

Published is the book “Rites of the Orthodox Church” by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk. It is a new joint project of the Publishing House of the Moscow Patriarchate and the EKSMO Publishing House.

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Metropolitan Vikenty of Tashkent and Central Asia meet with President of Tajikistan

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Metropolitan Vikenty of Tashkent and Central Asia meet with President of Tajikistan

On May 18,Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Metropolitan Vikenty of Tashkent and Central Asia met with Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rakhmon

Working group set up for discussing issues of strengthening church unity holds its session on the eve of celebrating 5th anniversary of the Act of Canonical Communion

Working group set up for discussing issues of strengthening church unity holds its session on the eve of celebrating 5th anniversary of the Act of Canonical Communion

Working group set up for discussing issues of strengthening church unity holds its session on the eve of celebrating 5th anniversary of the Act of Canonical Communion

Lithuanian version of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s book Freedom and Responsibility presented in Vilnius

Lithuanian version of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s book Freedom and Responsibility presented in Vilnius

On 14 May 2012, the Lithuanian version of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s book Freedom and Responsibility: In Search of Harmony. Human Rights and Personal Dignity was presented at Seimas Palace of the Republic of Lithuania.

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Archbishop Innokenty of Vilna and Lithuania celebrate Divine Liturgy in Vilnius

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Archbishop Innokenty of Vilna and Lithuania celebrate Divine Liturgy in Vilnius

On May 13, they celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the cathedral church of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius. They were assisted by the brethren of the monastery. Among the worshippers was the head of the Russian diplomatic mission in Lithuania.

Photo exhibition dedicated to the 65th birthday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill opens in Moscow

“Dialogue: Church, Society, State” photo exhibition opened at the Gallery of Classical Photography in Moscow on 9 November 2011. The viewers can be introduced to the primatial ministry of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia by looking at 150 photos presented by the press office of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church and the photobank of RIA ‘Novosti’.

Patriarch Kirill celebrates Divine Liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya Ordynka

During the liturgy Patriarch Kirill led the bishops in consecrating Archimandrite Guriy (Fedorov) as Bishop Aresenyev and Dalnegorsk.

Metropolitan Hilarion made doctor of theology honoris causa by St. Petersburg Theological Academy

Metropolitan Hilarion met with the members of the Academic Board, faculty and students of the Academy.

Speech by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the OSCE high- level meeting ‘Preventing and Responding to Hate Incidents and Crimes against Christians’ (Rome, Italy, 12 September 2011)

The high-level meeting on Preventing and Responding to Hate Incidents and Crimes against Christians took place on September 12, 2011, in Rome. It has become one of the first issue events to be held by the OSCE on the problem of Christanophobia.

Metropolitan Hilarion: Recommendations on general Orthodox themes made by some Churches cannot be binding upon the others

The Primates and hierarchs of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem and the Church of Cyprus met in Istanbul on 1-3 September 2011. Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) commented on the meeting results in his interview to ‘Izvestia’ newspaper. The interview was published on 7 September 2011.