Russian Church takes up administration of cathedral in Nice

The first two Russian Orthodox clerics have arrived August 31, 2011, in Nice to serve at St. Nicholas' Cathedral in the French city, which was handed over to the Moscow-based Russian Orthodox Church in May this year. "The priest and deacon have instructions to take up the administration of the church after obtaining the keys and documents," the Korsun Diocese, which governs the French parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate, said in a statement.

Patriarch Kirill consecrated the largest cathedral in Far East

Patriarch Kirill consecrated the largest cathedral in Far East
Patriarch Kirill consecrated the largest cathedral in Far East
Patriarch Kirill consecrated the largest cathedral in Far East
Patriarch Kirill consecrated the largest cathedral in Far East

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia consecrated the biggest in the Far East Orthodox church - Trinity Cathedral in Magadan.

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Patriarch Ignatios of Antioch

On August 20, 2011, His Beatitude Ignatios IV, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, received in audience Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, who came to Syria for a working visit with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. In a warm and cordial talk, which took place at the Patriarchate of Antioch, they discussed the bilateral relations between the two Patriarchates and some topical problems concerning the life of Universal Orthodoxy.

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on a visit to Patriarchate of Constantinople

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on a visit to Patriarchate of Constantinople
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on a visit to Patriarchate of Constantinople
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on a visit to Patriarchate of Constantinople
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on a visit to Patriarchate of Constantinople

On August 20, 20011, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, arrived in Istanbul. He was met at the airport by Russian Consul General A. Yerkhov and representatives of the Church of Constantinople. On the same day, the DECR chairman met with His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem

On August 25, 2011, His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem, received Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, who came to the Holy Land for a working visit with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. Metropolitan Hilarion conveyed to His Beatitude words of greetings and support from the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church and thanked him for the attention he gave to pilgrims who come in a great number to the Holy Land from the Moscow Patriarchate.