Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Our life should be imbued with fiery grace of the Holy Spirit burning any sinful filth

On January 18th, 2011, the Eve of the Epiphany, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations (DECR), celebrated at the Church of the "Joy to All the Afflicted" Icon of the Mother of God, Bolshaya Ordynka Str. Concelebrating were Rev. Dimitry Ageyev, assistant to the DECR chairman; DECR ordained staff members; and clergy of the church.

The Moscow Synodal Choir, conducted by an honoured artist of Russia, Alexei Puzakov, sang at the service.

First year since election of Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated with a liturgical gathering


Today our Holy Church prayerfully marks a first year of the election and the enthronement of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch.

Patriarch Irinej meets Ambassador of Norway

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received today in the Serbian Patriarchate His Excellency Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg, Ambassaodr of the Kingdom of Norway in Belgrade.