Patriarch Kirill meets with Palestine’s President Mahmoud Abbas

On March 15, 2013, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Palestine’s President Mahmoud Abbas at his residence in the St. Daniel Monastery.

Pastoral seminar at Halki Theological School

Pastoral seminar at Halki Theological School

On Monday, March 4, 2013, a three-day seminar entitled "The Second Period of the Ecumenical Synod" was held at the Theological School of Halki with the participation of approximately 60 clergymen from the Pastoral Education Foundation of the Archdiocese of Athens as well as several participants from Messinia (Greece), Germany and Belgium. Among the speakers were His All-Holiness and Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa, as well as esteemed faculty from theological schools of the Universities in Athens and Thessalonika. Othegvr guests of honor included the President of the EU's Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, Mr. Sergei Popov, who is also an MP of the Russian Douma. Metropolitan Iakovos of the Princes Islands also hosted a reception for the participants.

400th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Mikhail Romanov

400th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Mikhail  Romanov
400th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Mikhail  Romanov
400th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Mikhail  Romanov
400th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Mikhail  Romanov

On March 6, the 400th anniversary of Mikhail Feodorovich Romanov’s enthronement as Tsar, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin.

1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia

On March 4, 2013 at the Patriarchal and Synodic residence at St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill received Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil ,the administrator of the Department for External-Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and Mr. Sergey Levochkin, head of the Russian Presidential Administration.

Members of the National Council of Churches in Australia along with Minister

National Heads of Churches of Australia held its regular semiannual session on 6 March 2013, under the presidency of Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church at the premises of the Cathedral church of Holy Prince Lazar in Alexandria, which is the seat of the Metropolitanate of Australia-New Zealand.