Patriarchal Ministry

10.02.2010 0:09

Patriarchal message to Ukrainian people

As a result of the Ukrainian presidential elections run-off on 7 February 2010, Mr. Victor Yanukovich has become Ukrainian President. In connection with the end of the presidential elections, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following message to the Ukrainian people.
03.02.2010 0:54

Bishops’ Conference approves of the work of Department for External Church Relations

The participants in the Bishops' Conference thanked His Holiness the Patriarch and members of the Holy Synod for their efforts aimed at the strengthening of Orthodox unity and approved of the work done in this field by the Department for external church relations.
02.02.2010 19:01

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church: Cooperation with political and public institutions in the far abroad countries is caused by the necessity to consolidate the Gospel principles in public life and to strengthen the positions of Orthodoxy in the world

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church in his report presented at the Bishops' Conference held at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on 2 February 2010 noted that an important component of external church activities is cooperation with political and public institutions in the far abroad countries.
02.02.2010 18:14

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill points to the development of dialogue with international organizations

His Holiness noted that for this objective the Russian Church is working at the initiative in setting up a consultative group of high-ranking religious leaders at the UNESCO Director General. This group should become an effective mechanism for participation of religious communities in the discussion of topical problems of the…
02.02.2010 18:08

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: Inter-Christian relations are in a protracted crisis, as polarization of Christians’ opinion on liberal or traditional reading of Christian message was added to classical differences among confessions

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in his report presented at the Bishops’ Conference held in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on 2 February 2010 spoke about cooperation with inter-Christian organizations.
02.02.2010 17:42

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church: Many Protestant communities do not even try to really preach Christian values in secular society but rather prefer to adapt to its standards

Among the themes His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia dealt with in his report to the Bishops’ conference on 2 February 2010, were problems arising in relations with the Protestant community.
02.02.2010 17:06

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church points to positive tendencies in dialogue between Moscow Patriarchate and Roman Catholic Church

His Holiness noted that the Pope Benedict XVI of Rome has a consistent position close to that of the Orthodox on these issues. ‘Evidence to this are his statements and messages as well as views expressed by high-ranking representatives of the Roman Catholic Church with whom we maintain contacts’, His…
02.02.2010 17:02

Primate of the Russian Church points to importance of active Orthodox presence in Asia

In his report to the Bishops’ Conference, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia made a special mention of the importance of active efforts for developing Orthodox presence in Asia.
02.02.2010 16:06

Decisions of the Bishops’ Conference on 2 February 2010

The Bishops’ Conference, at its meeting in Moscow during the celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, thanks His Holiness for many efforts and good initiatives undertaken during his first year, including the initiative to hold this meeting.…
02.02.2010 15:47

Patriarch Kirill on Moscow Patriarchate’s relations with Local Orthodox Churches

In his report to the Bishops’ Conference held in the Church of Christ the Saviour, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia spoke in detail about relations with a number of Local Orthodox Churches.
02.02.2010 14:15

Patriarch Kirill: the visit of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Patriarchate of Constantinople has opened up a new page in relations between the two Patriarchates

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, in his report to the Bishops’ Conference on 2 February 2010, addressed the theme of inter-Orthodox relations, informing the gathering in particular about the official visit he made last June to the Church of Constantinople.
02.02.2010 13:51

Patriarch Kirill: Every manifestation of Orthodox unity is our common glory, common joy, while a want of unity and every tension, every conflict in the global Orthodox family is a common pain and common defeat

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church pointed to the support of fraternal relations within the family of Local Orthodox Churches as one of the most important tasks of his Patriarchal ministry.
02.02.2010 12:55

Patriarch Kirill: Church unity should extend beyond state frontiers, political divisions, social, age, cultural and other human differences

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, in his report to the first Bishops’ Conference which opened on 2 February 2010 at the Church of Christ the Saviour, addressed the theme of church unity.
02.02.2010 12:07

Statistics on Russian Orthodox Church publicized by Patriarch Kirill’s in his report to the Bishops’ Conference in Moscow

Speaking at the Bishops’ Conference held on 2 February 2010 in the chambers of the Church of Christ the Saviour, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia publicized the following statistics: in the Russian Orthodox Church as of today, there are 160 dioceses, 207 ruling and auxiliary bishops,…
01.02.2010 22:57

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin congratulates the Primate of the Russian Church on the anniversary of his enthronement

The meeting between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and the Chairman of the Russian Federation Government V. Putin took place in the patriarchal chambers of the cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour.
01.02.2010 22:19

Head of the Russian State’s congratulatory message to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the occasion of the anniversary of his ascent to the Patriarchal Throne

(Russian) 1 февраля 2010 года Президент Российской Федерации Д.А.Медведев поздравил Предстоятеля Русской Православной Церкви с годовщиной интронизации. Текст поздравительной телеграммы Святейшему Патриарху Кириллу ниже приводится полностью.
01.02.2010 15:00

Celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the enthronement of Patriarch Kirill opened with a grand divine service at the Church of Christ the Saviour

On 1 February 2010, the first anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour.
01.02.2010 12:50

Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations elevated to the rank of metropolitan

During the Little Entrance of the Divine Liturgy celebrated to mark the first anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church granted hierarchical awards to several hierarchs of the…
28.01.2010 10:36

“The Church has been granted the Primate required by our troubled time.” An interview of Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk to “Interfax-Religion”

(Russian) Избрание и интронизация Святейшего Патриарха Кирилла стали, безусловно, важнейшими событиями жизни Русской Православной Церкви в минувшем году.
27.01.2010 18:44

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian National Authority

On 27 January 2010, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met at his working residence in Chisty side street with the President of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) Mahmoud Abbas.
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