His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to visit Japan
On 14-18 September 2012, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will visit Japan. The visit is timed to the centenary of the demise of St Nicholas of Japan, Equal-to-the-Apostles.
In Hakodate city Patriarch Kirill will visit the Church of the Resurrection. It was in this city that St Nicholas began his mission on the islands of Japan.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church will also visit Sendai, which had suffered from the last year devastating earthquake and tsunami, and will commemorate victims of that natural disaster. In Sendai Patriarch Kirill will celebrate a prayer service at the Cathedral of the Annunciation. Rectors of the Orthodox parishes from the areas damaged by the natural disaster will be given certificates for purchasing church utensils.
On Sunday, 16 September, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill will celebrate the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Resurrection in Tokyo (Nikolai-do). Concelebrating with His Holiness will be the head of the Japanese Autonomous Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Daniel of Tokyo and All Japan. After the Liturgy, a solemn ceremony will be held to mark the centenary of the demise of St Nicholas of Japan.
Later, at the Yanaka Cemetery, a thanksgiving will be said at the burial place of St Nicholas of Japan. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill will say a requiem service at the graves of the Japanese hierarchs.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church will also visit the Tokyo Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Japanese version of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s book ‘Freedom and responsibility’ will be presented during this visit.
While on his visit to Japan, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will meet with the country’s leaders.
18.09.2012 20:36Patriarch Kirill: I will pray to St. Nicholas Equal-to-the-Apostles asking him to help open a new page in relations between Russia and Japan
18.09.2012 11:45His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with the Emperor of Japan, Akihito
18.09.2012 11:40His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Japanese Prime-Minister Yoshihiko Noda
18.09.2012 07:55Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with Russia’s ambassador to Japan
17.09.2012 07:48The book ‘Freedom and Responsibility’ by Patriarch Kirill presented in Tokyo
16.09.2012 20:09Patriarch Kirill celebrates Divine Liturgy at Resurrection Cathedral in Tokyo
10.09.2012 21:15His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to visit Japan