Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with renowned Greek theologian Christos Yannaras

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate's department for external church relations and rector of the Church Post-Graduate School met, on 7 May 2010 at the DECR, with Prof. Christos Yannaras, a renowned Greek theologian and religious philosopher. In a warm atmosphere they discussed various aspects of Russian-Greek cultural and academic relations.

Orthodox missionaries for Chinese students in Moscow

The missionary movement associated with Fr Daniil Sysoyev is promoting a number of cultural and religious initiatives among Chinese students in Russia. Fr Sysoyev is the Orthodox Russian Orthodox priest who was shot four times and killed by an unknown gunman in his Moscow church last November.

A guided visit to the Monastery of Saint Sergii for Chinese residents in Moscow was one of the first steps taken by the "Prophet Daniil movement".

Patriarch Kirill and Patriarch Theodore mourn over people killed in Smolensk air crash

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over death of Poland's president, his wife and other members of Polish delegation in an air crash. "We will pray for those people who died and we believe that Katyn will now remember not only innocently killed people (who were buried there - IF), but also those who were going to commemorate them and died in this pilgrimage," Patriarch Kirill said on Saturday at a meeting with Patriarch Theodore II in Alexandria.

Religion, Science, and Environment (RSE) symposium

On a typical news day at CNN, I am mostly behind the scenes in the control rooms working the audio board to bring the sound of the news to your television sets. Last October, 29 2009 I found myself in a unique and unexpected role as a journalist. Patriarch Bartholomew, leader of 300 million Eastern Orthodox Christians, was visiting the United States for his eighth Religion, Science, and Environment (RSE) symposium.

His Beatitude the Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Kyr Theodoros II in official visit to the only Serbian Orthodox parish

Members of the Serbian community and the faithful of the only Serbian Orthodox parish in Africa, were blessed with great blessing and spiritual support just before the holy days of Week of Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ and the feast of feasts, the Resurrection of Christ. On Friday, March 26th, on the eve of St. Lazarus's Saturday, the Serbian Orthodox parish of St Thomas the Apostle in Johannesburg was visited by His Beatitude Theodoros II , the Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa. His Beatitude was accompanied by His Eminence Seraphim, Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria, the Very Reverend Archimandrite Pantelejmon, personal secretary at the Office of His Beatitude in Alexandria, and our dear priest from Johannesburg, the Reverend Father Athinodoros Papaevripaides.

The welcoming ceremony was attended, among many gathered members of our church community in Johannesburg and members of our parish, by President and Vice President of the Church Committee, Mr. Igor Marinkovic and Mr. Predrag Sarovic, and members of the Church Committee, Mr. Zivojin Jovanovic, Mr. Ivo Zecevic and Mrs. Mirjana Mihaljevic. His Excellency the Ambassador of Serbia in South Africa, Mr. Goran Vujicic also attended this ceremony, as well as Father Daniel, the Rector of the Russian Orthodox parish of St. Sergius of Radonez in Johannesburg, Hieromonk Seraphim (Van Niekerk), Deacon Stephen (Hayes) and student of the Orthodox Seminary of Patriarch Petros VII in Johannesburg, the brother Chrysostom, who comes from the African Orthodox family and whose immediate family members serve God as priests and monastic clergy in the Democratic Republic of Congo.