Serbian Orthodox Church gets archive materials about ecclesiastical life in Serbia in the period between two world wars

At the solemn assembly held in Niš, Serbia, in honour of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia presented His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia with the digitized copies of the archive materials of the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the period between the two world wars.

The feast of Saint Thekla the Protomartyr at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On Monday the 24th of September/7th of October 2013, the feast of St Thekla, Great-Martyr and Equal to the Apostles, was celebrated by the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood at the chapel dedicated to her memory within the Central Monastery which lies to the west of the Church of Sts Constantine and Helena.

Vespers was held in the evening by the week’s vicar, while his fellow vicars participated during the Great Entrance and the Breaking of Bread. Hagiotaphite Prelates, Hieromonks and monks joined them in prayer.

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk leads solemn act at St. Petersburg Theological Schools

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk leads solemn act at St. Petersburg Theological Schools
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk leads solemn act at St. Petersburg Theological Schools
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk leads solemn act at St. Petersburg Theological Schools
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk leads solemn act at St. Petersburg Theological Schools

On 9 October 2013, the commemoration day of St John the Theologian, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, chairman of the Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission, rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute for Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies, led a solemn act at the St. Petersburg Theological Schools, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and at the invitation of Bishop Ambrose of Peterhof, rector of the St. Petersburg Theological Academy.

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill met with the delegation of the Syrian hierarchs

On 8 October 2013, the commemoration day of St Sergius of Radonezh, after the Divine Liturgy and a thanksgiving celebrated in the Laura of the Holy Trinity and St Sergius, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill met with the delegation of the Syrian hierarchs who attended the service.

Patriarch Kirill visits Representation of the Russion Orthodox Church in Belgrade

Patriarch Kirill visits Representation of the Russion Orthodox Church in Belgrade
Patriarch Kirill visits Representation of the Russion Orthodox Church in Belgrade
Patriarch Kirill visits Representation of the Russion Orthodox Church in Belgrade
Patriarch Kirill visits Representation of the Russion Orthodox Church in Belgrade

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, who participates in the celebrations of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, visited on 4 October 2013 the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate of Belgrade. 

The delegation of Patriarch Kirill consisted of: Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, director of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate; head of the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow Bishop Antonije of Moravica, chairman of the Administrative department of the Moscow Patriarchate Bishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk, as well as protopresbyters Nikolay Balashov and Igor Jakimchuk.