Patriarch of Serbia: We are on the side of canons, including in the Ukrainian issue
On March 2, 2021, His Holiness Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia gave an interview to PTC, Serbia’s central TV channel, in which he spoke in particular about the situation of the world Orthodoxy in connection with the Ukraine problem.
Representatives of captured churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church appeal to country leaders
On February 22, 2021, participants in the congress of representatives of captured churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church adopted an appeal to Ukrainian statesmen - President V. A. Zelensky, Prime Minister D. A. Shmygal, Chairman of the Supreme Rada D. A. Razumkov and deputies of this legislative body.
On March 2, 2021, on the eve of the Bulgaria’s Day of the Liberation from Ottoman Yoke, Bishop Polycarp of Belogradchik, vicar of the Metropolis of Sofia, led the service for the dead at the monument tor military doctors who fell in battles for the liberation of Bulgaria during the 1877-1878 Russian-Turkish war.
The Russian Orthodox Church helps the Patriarchate of Jerusalem to build a church
During a live video interview given on Jesus-Portal YouTube channel on 22nd February 2021, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, spoke, in particular, about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and other countries.
Hierarchical Liturgy celebrated for the parish ousted from its church building in Zakarpatska Oblast
Wheelchairs and gifts from Russia have been conveyed by Hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, to pupils of the school for disabled children ‘Aamal’ in the Syrian capital city.
Consecration of a new church built instead of that captured by schismatics at Zavoloka village
In his interview for Romfea Greek news agency, Metropolitan Isaiah of Tamassos and Oreini, hierarch of the Church of Cyprus, emphasised that by recognising the schismatics in Ukraine the Patriarchate of Constantinople showed disregard for religious rights of 13 million of believers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church who do not want to sever relations with the Russian Church.
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s community at Mikhalcha village marks two years of its prayer vigil for their church
For two days, February 3 and 4, 2021, the ‘OCU’ representatives led by their ‘priest’ picketed the state administration of the Volyn Region in Ukraine demanding to register the documents allowing their schismatic organization to come into possession of the St. Sergius church at the Galinovka village, the Volyn-Volsk Region, which belongs to a community of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
The Church of the Georgian Diaspora in Moscow Scheduled for Restoration
How, why and for what purpose Rus became a Christian country
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
The Church’s communication with the world external to her is a special but integral part of Orthodox mission. This ministry is not always the direct proclamation of the Word of God. However, it helps millions of people to see Orthodoxy from various viewpoints and also to come to feel the beauty and power of Orthodoxy.
Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate DECR – Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk
The Department for External Church Relations (DECR) carries out an important service standing on the front lines of our Church, defending these boundaries and entering into dialogue with all well-wishers and not only well-wishers. Dialogue is necessary, in the first place, for the defense of our Church so that she may continue carrying out her salvific ministry.