Patriarch Ilia announces Locum Tenens of Georgian Church

His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II chose today, when the Georgian Church is celebrating its greatly-beloved feast of the martyrdom of St. George, to make an historic announcement. Shortly before celebrating the Divine Liturgy in the Church of St. George-Kashveti in the center of the capital, the primate announced a locum tenens for the patriarchal throne of the Georgian Orthodox Church, according to information from Romfea.

Joint Declaration by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

On 21 November 2017, a meeting between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby took place in Moscow. As the result of the meeting, a joint declaration was signed. Its text is given below.

"Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril or sword? As it is written, ‘For your sake we are being killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.’ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.’ " (Romans 8. 35-37)

Historic Saint George Cathedral of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Reopens after Renovation

Historic Saint George Cathedral of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Reopens after Renovation
Historic Saint George Cathedral of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Reopens after Renovation
Historic Saint George Cathedral of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Reopens after Renovation
Historic Saint George Cathedral of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Reopens after Renovation

Saint George Cathedral, the official seat of the Ecumenical Patriarch has reopened after the completion of restoration works in Istanbul. The cathedral is UNESCO world heritage site. His All Holiness Bartholomew – Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch presided over the reopening ceremony 0n 19th November 2017.

Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations meets with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations meets with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby
Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations meets with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby
Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations meets with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby
Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations meets with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

On 21 November 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the DECR, met with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby. Talks were held with the delegation of the Church of England accompanying the Archbishop on his visit to Moscow.

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with Archbishop of Canterbury

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with Archbishop of Canterbury
Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with Archbishop of Canterbury
Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with Archbishop of Canterbury
Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with Archbishop of Canterbury

On 21 November 2017, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, head of the Anglican Communion.