Group of Catholics in Argentina Convert to Orthodoxy

This just in! A group of Catholics in Argentine decide to convert in Orthodoxy after Patriarch Kirill’s sermon. A collective of the Caritas charitable organization in Argentinian Curuzu decided to adopt Orthodoxy as they were deeply impressed by Patriarch Kirill's sermon during his tour to Latin America this February. “During the patriarch’s visit he (a Caritas official from Curuzu) watched the translation from Asuncion. He was deeply touched by our primate’s words and the fact that he visited a small provincial town Asuncion and serve in a small church and said a wonderful sermon,” Metropolitan Ignaty of Argentina and South America said … [Read more...]

Priests Should Return To Chinese Orthodox Churches

The recent visit to China by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has exceeded even the most ambitious expectations, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, said. “Even a year or two ago, only a few people could have imagined that Patriarch Kirill would visit China, that it would not be just a private visit, but it would be a semi-official visit, which would take place at such a high level – the highest state level,” the metropolitan told the Voice of Russia radio station. Patriarch Kirill was the first Christian faith leader to meet with the head of China, he said. “A … [Read more...]

Patriarch Kirill Celebrates Divine Liturgy in Beijing, China

On May 12, 2013, the second week after Pascha, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the territory of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Beijing in which the Russian Orthodox Mission in China used to be. The Primate of the Russian Church was assisted by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, Bishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s administrative secretariat, Archpriest Nikolay Balashov, DECR vice-chairman, Archpriest Aleksiy Kiselev, dean of the Orthodox community in Shanghai, Rev. … [Read more...]

Patriarch Kirill: Church Mission Should Be Better Represented On Web

Hey, we're trying! Support this important work by clicking here. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has urged the clergy to conduct more active missionary work among Internet users. "The mission of the Church can and must be widely spread to the Internet. Blogs, social networks - all then are offering new opportunities for Christian testimony. To be absent from there means to admit one's helplessness and reluctance for saving one's brethren," the Patriarch said in his report at the current Bishops' Council in Moscow. … [Read more...]