Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, whose lay name is Grigory Alfeyev, is a bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church, chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, permanent member of the Holy Synod, chairman of the Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission, rector of the SS Cyril and Methodius Institute of Postgraduate Studies of the Russian Orthodox Church, dean of the Church of Our Lady The Joy of All the Sorrowful on Bolshaya Ordynka Street in Moscow, dean of the Patriarchal Metochion of SS Michael and Theodore of Chrenigov. Author of more than 1000 publications, including more than 40 books dedicated to the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, Holy Apostles, church fathers and to various aspects of Orthodox dogmatic theology, church history and social issues. He is also author of musical compositions for choir and orchestra, author of more than 80 documentaries and anchor of the “Tserkov I mir” (Church And The World) program on Rossija-24 TV channel.