The Synodal Choir is the oldest professional musical team in Russia, whose history goes back to the 16th century choir of Patriarchal chorister clerks.
On September 27, 2019, Metropolitan Feofan of Kazan and Tatarstan met with a Chinese official delegation led by Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Mr. Li Zhanshu.
His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, greeted President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman on his 75th birthday.
His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, expressed condolences upon the death of former President of the Republic of France Jacques Chirac.
On September 22, 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), while on a working trip to countries of the Middle East with a blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met with Russian Federation Ambassador to the…
A three-meter tall bronze monument to St. John of Kronstadt has been erected at the entrance to the church of St. John the Baptist in Washington, USA. The pastor is depicted clothed in liturgical while holding a chalice in his left hand with his right hand pointing to it.
– “for tirelessly proclaiming the value of Christianity and its power in uniting the society and drawing the younger generation’s attention to these values, as well as for the work in the sphere of church diplomacy and promotion of international cooperation between Christian communities.”
In Hong Kong, China Orthodox Press Publishing Company issued the Sunday Octoechos in the Chinese language.
On 29th July 2019, at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, DECR chairman, met with Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd session of UN General Assembly.
(Russian) Святейший Патриарх Московский и всея Руси Кирилл поздравил Кириакоса Мицотакиса с назначением на пост Премьер-министра Греческой Республики.