His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s visit to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem on 9-14 November
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will visit the Patriarchate of Jerusalem onNovember 9-14, 2012, at the invitation of His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III ofJerusalemand the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem.
The focal point of the visit will be pilgrimage to the greatest holy sites of the Christian world. Patriarch Kirill is expected to concelebrate with Patriarch Theophilos III at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and walk along the Via Dolorosa.
Also planned are visits to the Basilica of the Nativity of Christ inBethlehem, toNazareth,Gethsemane,MountTabor, Tiberias and other places linked with the earthly life of our Lord Jesus Christ. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill will consecrate the cathedral in the Gorny Convent and conduct the Great Blessing of the Waters in theJordan Riverat the site of the baptism of the Saviour.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill is to meet with the leaders ofIsrael, the Palestinian National Authority and theKingdomofJordan.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s book “Freedom and Responsibility” in the Hebrew language will be presented. The Primate of theRussianChurchwill visit the Yad Vashem Memorial.
Accompanying His Holiness will be the choir of the Sretensky stavropegic monastery. The choir will sing at the divine services and give concerts of the Russian religious music.
The visit of His Holiness will serve to the strengthening of brotherly bonds that have united the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem and the Russian Orthodox Church for centuries.
By the Orthodox tradition, all Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches visit their brothers in other Local Churches after election. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill visited theChurchofConstantinoplein 2009, theChurchofAlexandriain 2012, theChurchofAntiochin 2011, and theOrthodoxChurchesofBulgaria,CyprusandPolandin 2012.
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- 15.11.2012 00:19Patriarch Kirill meets with King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein of Jordan
- 14.11.2012 18:03Patriarch Kirill visits the Greek Monastery of St. John the Baptist on the Jordan River
- 14.11.2012 13:26His Holiness Patriarch Kirill blesses waters on the Jordan River
- 14.11.2012 12:38(Russian) В Русском доме паломника на берегу Иордана состоялся прием в честь Предстоятеля Русской Церкви
- 14.11.2012 03:29His Holiness Patriarch Kirill arrives in the Pilgrim’s Centre on Jordan River
- 14.11.2012 03:15His Holiness Patriarch Kirill visits Tiberias in the course of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land
- 14.11.2012 02:30Primates of the Orthodox Churches of Jerusalem and Russia have a talk in Nazareth
- 14.11.2012 02:17Patriarch Kirill visits Church of Annunciation in Nazareth
- 13.11.2012 17:22Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Monastery of Transfiguration on Mount Tabor
- 13.11.2012 00:11Patriarch Kirill prays at the grave of Archimandrite Antonin (Kapustin)
- 12.11.2012 23:50Patriarch Kirill visits Convent of St. Mary Magdalene in Jerusalem
- 12.11.2012 22:49Patriarch Kirill honours the memory of victims of fascism in Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem
- 12.11.2012 22:35Primate of Russian Church consecrates cathedral of the Gorny Convent in Jerusalem
- 12.11.2012 05:01His Holiness Patriarch Kirill donates bells to the Church of St. John the Baptist in Jaffa
- 12.11.2012 04:25Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church meet with Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat
- 12.11.2012 02:01His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Shimon Peres, President of the State of Israel
- 12.11.2012 01:46(Russian) Святейший Патриарх Кирилл: История засвидетельствовала любовь людей Святой Руси к Иерусалимской Церкви
- 12.11.2012 01:44His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s book ‘Freedom and Responsibility’ in Hebrew is presented in Jerusalem
- 11.11.2012 22:56Patriarch Kirill meets with Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger
- 11.11.2012 22:05His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Israel’s Chief Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar
- 11.11.2012 10:01Primates of Orthodox Church of Jerusalem and Russian Orthodox Church celebrate Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
- 11.11.2012 06:05His Holiness Patriarch Kirill officiates at All-Night Vigil at the Cathedral of the Trinity in Jerusalem
- 11.11.2012 03:03His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: I always pray to the Lord to grant well-being and peace to the Palestinian people
- 11.11.2012 00:05His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority
- 10.11.2012 18:36Primate of Russian Orthodox Church visits Basilica of the Nativity of Christ in Bethlehem
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- 10.11.2012 00:13(Russian) Состоялась встреча Предстоятелей Русской и Иерусалимской Православных Церквей
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