Russian Orthodox Church

Official website of the Moscow Patriarchate

Русская версияУкраинская версияМолдавская версияГреческая версияАнглийская версия
Patriarchate

President of Russia visits Patriarchal Cathedral of Our Lady of the Dormition in Damascus

President of Russia visits Patriarchal Cathedral of Our Lady of the Dormition in Damascus
Version for print
8 January 2020 year 12:01

On 7 January 2020, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, during his visit to Syria, visited the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Dormition in Damascus. 

At the cathedral church, the head of the Russian State, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and the officials who accompanied them were welcomed by His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, an assembly of archpastors and pastors of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, as well as Hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch.

After a short prayer at the cathedral, Patriarch John X and Vladimir Putin exchanged Christmas presents: the President of Russian gave His Beatitude an icon of the Most Holy Mother of God painted in Russia, while Patriarch John gave President Putin an icon of the Holy First-Hierarchal Apostles Peter and Paul, the founders of the Church of Antioch.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

Version: Russian, Greek

Materials on the theme

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets heads of foreign states with Nativity of Christ and New Year [Patriarch : Greetings and addresses]

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President Igor Dodon of the Republic of Moldova

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President Igor Dodon of the Republic of Moldova

Metropolitan Hilarion: We hope that heads of Orthodox Churches will meet [Interview]

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of Bulgarian Orthodox Church with his Name Day [Patriarch : Greetings and addresses]

Choir of Bulgarian Church’s Metropolis of Stara Zagora takes part in Moscow Christmas Festival

The Day of the Baptism of the Lord at the Damascus representation of the Russian Orthodox Church

Round table on World War Two in Humanitarian Dimension: Experience of Past Years and the Modernity will take place at the Federation Council within the framework of Eighth Christmas Parliamentary Meetings

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets heads of foreign states with Nativity of Christ and New Year [Patriarch : Greetings and addresses]

Russian President meets with Primates of the Orthodox Churches of Jerusalem and Russia

Russian President meets with Primates of the Orthodox Churches of Jerusalem and Russia

Russia’s president and Hungary’s prime minister meet with heads of Middle East Christian Churches

Representative of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia meets with Primate of Orthodox Church of Antioch in Damascus

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with heads of Archdioceses of Constantinople and Antioch in North America