Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at the opening of the 4th European Orthodox-Catholic forum in Minsk5. June 2014 - 13:26
On 2 June 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), arrived in Minsk with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to take part in the 4th European Orthodox-Catholic Forum.
Metropolitan Hilarion is accompanied by hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for Inter-Christian Relations, and hierodeacon Nikolai (Ono).
Moscow Patriarchate to translate services to sign language and set up infrastructure for disabled people in its churches5. June 2014 - 13:23
The Moscow Patriarchate starts realizing a complex program of spiritual care for handicapped people.
It is supposed to set up an infrastructure for disabled people: to provide comfortable access to those who move in wheelchairs, make shape relief icons, tactile schemes, walks for blind people on the floor, and translation for deaf and blind, press service of the Synodal Department for Church Charities and Social Service reports.
Saint Basil Academy will celebrate its 70th Anniversary, June 21, 2014, in its magnificent campus by the Hudson River, in Garrison, NY.
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will lead the celebration. Dr. Steven Gounardes is the chairman for this special 70th Celebration and Mike Emanuel, FOX News chief congressional correspondent will be the Master of Ceremonies.
On 27 May, 2014, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, had a talk with His Holiness Neophyte, Patriarch of Bulgaria, who on an official visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, at the patriarchal and synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow.
On May 21, 2014, during his meeting with the TV program “Word of a Pastor” team, which took place at the working Patriarchal residence in Chisty Lane in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia made a special address to the Serbian people in connection with the large-scale floods in this country, reports the Synodal Information Department.
“I would like to address our Serbian brothers as well as the Russian people with a special word in connection with the terrible cataclysm that befell the Serbian people and Serbia.