On 23 October 2011, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), attended the blessing and anointing of crosses of the new Armenian Cathedral of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of the Lord in Moscow at the invitation of Bishop Ezras Nersisyan, head of the New Nakhichevan and Russia diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
The delegation of the Foundation of Saint Andrew The First-Called, with the blessing of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, brought on October 20, 2011 in the Russian Federation, The Venerable Sash of the Most Holy Lady, which has been kept for centuries in the monastery Vatopedi at Mount Athos. Many believers could worship the relics, that will remain in Russia until November 23. On that occasion the Sash along with the prayer could be worshipped by believers from many Russian cities - from St. Petersburg, where was the first place where the shrine was brought, through Yekaterinburg, Vladivostok, Krasnoyarsk, Niznhny Novgorod, Diviyev, Sharansk, Samara, Rostov and Kalingrad until Moscow.
Letter to HE The President of the European Commission Mr José Manuel Durão Barroso Esq/ Prot. no 5933/2634, Athens, October 13, 2011
To HE The President of the European Commission Mr José Manuel Durão Barroso Esq. Cc : HE The President of the European Council Mr Herman Van Rompuy Esq. HE The President of the European Parliament Mr Jerzy Buzek Esq.
“Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love;
in honour preferring one another” (Romans 12:10)
Today, 23 October 2011, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, celebrated the Divine Liturgy, assisted by a group of priests and deacons, in the presence of hundreds of faithful.
On Thursday, September 30th / October 13th 2011, His Eminence Minister of Greece Mr. Stavros Lambrinidis being on a visit to the state of Jordan after his visit to Egypt and on his way to Lebanon met with His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos at Intercontinental Hotel in Amman.
During this visit the Minister of Foreign Affairs was escorted by a seven-member delegation from the Greek Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs, a member of whom was Mr. Themistoklis Dimidis who had served as the Greek Consul General in Jerusalem years ago, Representatives of the General Council of Foreign Affairs , economic operators and journalists.