Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev

Letter #53, 2016: Rome to Russia

August 29, 2016, Monday -- Rome-Moscow Exchange Intensifies "May the Holy Mother of God, our common heavenly Mother, keep all of us and cover us from all evil.'" —Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, head of the Department of External Relations of the Russian Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow, speaking to a dozen visitors from Rome, his guests for two [...]

We are witnessing the Betrayal

On OCtober 20, 2015, toward the end of the Synod of Bishops, Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev of Moscow, shown here as participants were leaving the Synod Hall, delivered a powerful address (excerpts below)   Excerpts of the address by Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion to the Catholic Synod of Bishops on the Family, October 20, 2015 [...]

Letter # 46, 2014: 1st Annual Dinner

December 15, 2014, Monday — 1st Annual Dinner"How did it happen that the country known as ‘Holy Russia’, with such a long history of Orthodox Christianity, was, in a very short period of time, turned by the Bolsheviks into ‘the first atheist state in the world’?" —Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, the "Foreign Minister" of the Russian Orthodox [...]