Orthodox Churches

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Holy See Secretary of State

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Holy See Secretary of State
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Holy See Secretary of State
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Holy See Secretary of State
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Holy See Secretary of State

On 22 August 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 the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Holy See Secretary of State

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Holy See Secretary of State
Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Holy See Secretary of State
Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Holy See Secretary of State
Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Holy See Secretary of State

DECR Chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met at the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations (DECR) with the Holy See Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin who is on an official visit to Russia at the invitation of the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

St. Petersburg restoration specialists offer to help China restore its Orthodox Churches

Restoration specialists in St. Petersburg are ready, willing and able to help restore the Orthodox churches of Shanghai built by Russian emigrants in the early 20th century, reports TASS Russian news agency. TASS received this information from Xenia Cherepanova, the head of the press service Committee for state control, use, and preservation of cultural and historical monuments.

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good will in condemning the hateful violence and lamenting the loss of life that resulted from the shameful efforts to promote racial bigotry and white supremacist ideology in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Orthodox Church emphatically declares that it does not promote, protect or sanction participation in such reprehensible acts of hatred, racism, and discrimination, and proclaims that such beliefs and behaviors have no place in any community based in respect for the law and faith in a loving God.

Metropolitan Sergy of Barnaul and Altai leads celebrations on patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos

Metropolitan Sergy of Barnaul and Altai leads celebrations on patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos
Metropolitan Sergy of Barnaul and Altai leads celebrations on patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos
Metropolitan Sergy of Barnaul and Altai leads celebrations on patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos
Metropolitan Sergy of Barnaul and Altai leads celebrations on patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos

On 7-12 August 2017, a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church made a pilgrimage to Mount Athos with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Relics of Queen Ketevan will be in Georgia for six months

The relics of Georgia’s saint, Queen Ketevan, will be in Georgia for a half-year according to an agreement reached after long negotiations between representatives from Georgia and India. Georgia is hosting exhibitions and international conferences dedicated to the holy martyr Queen Ketevan, reports Georgia Online.

The Ministry of Culture and Preservation of Monuments and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, with the participation of the Georgian Patriarchate, will be providing transportation for the holy martyr’s relics to various regions of Georgia, and organizing exhibitions and international conferences.