Patriarchal Ministry

05.11.2009 12:23

Archbishop Hilarion’s book “Patriarch Kirill. His Life and World Outlook” comes out

Archbishop Hilarion’s book entitled Patriarch Kirill. His Life and World Outlook in the series “Patriarchs of the Russian Church’ has come out. It has been written in response to numerous requests from both church people and those who are far from the Church but who are interested in the personality…
04.11.2009 14:06

“Orthodox Russia – towards the Day of National Unity” Church and Public Exhibition: His Holiness Patriarch Kirill leads the opening ceremony

That same day the Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God was brought to Moscow by a delegation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church lead by His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine. People can venerate the icon during the exhibition working days.
04.11.2009 13:37

Patriarch Kirill congratulates Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania on his 80th birthday

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following congratulatory message to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Albania on the occasion of his 80th birthday: Your Beatitude, Dear Brother and Concelebrant Beloved in the Lord: I wholeheartedly greet Your Beatitude on the occasion of your…
30.10.2009 17:14

Patriarch Kirill meets with Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa Delgado

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met on 30 October 2009 with President of the Republic of Ecuador Rafael Correa Delgado at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour. Before their meeting, the Ecuadorian delegation was taken on a tour of the cathedral.
21.10.2009 17:37

Patriarch Kirill’s message to the international conference on the Russian Palestine: Russia in the Holy Land

(Russian) Святейший Патриарх Московский и всея Руси Кирилл обратился с приветственным посланием к участникам открывшейся 21 октября в Москве международной научной конференции «Русская Палестина: Россия в Святой Земле».
20.10.2009 19:54

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah of All America and Canada on his jubilee

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America on his 50th birthday. The text is given below. Your Beatitude, beloved Brother and Concelebrant in the Lord: I wholeheartedly greet and congratulate you on the your 50th birthday. On this day,…
20.10.2009 15:39

Patriarch Kirill congratulates Ms. I. Bokova on her election as UNESCO director general

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following congratulatory message to Ms. I. Bokova on the occasion of her election as UNESCO Director General: Dear Ms. Bokova, I would like to wholeheartedly congratulate you on your election as UNESCO Director General. Your strong qualifications and extensive…
19.10.2009 14:54

An exhibition devoted to Metropolitan Nikodim (Rotov) and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia opened in St. Petersburg Theological Academy

Displayed are Metropolitan Nikodim’s vestments, belongings, photographs and the first editions of his works. Another part of the exhibition highlights the work of Patriarch Kirill when he was rector of the Academy.
10.10.2009 14:42

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets in St. Petersburg

Before the session, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church welcomed the meeting, noting that it was a second Holy Synod session to be held in the historic building of the Sacred Governing Synod and that St. Petersburg assumed the duties of the Synodal capital.
28.09.2009 19:38

Patriarch Kirill completes his visit to Belarus

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia completed his primatial visit to Belarus on 28 September 2009.His Holiness was seen off at the airport in Vitebsk by Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for All Belarus, Archbishop Dimitry of Vitebsk and Orsha, clergy of the Byelorussian…
28.09.2009 16:33

Patriarch Kirill meets with students and young people in Vitebsk

During his visit to Belarus His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with university students and young people in Vitebsk, on 28 September 2009. The meeting took place at the Vitebsk concert-hall. Some screens were also set up outside the hall for thousands of people who came…
26.09.2009 16:09

Patriarch Kirill lays flowers at the Victory Memorial in Minsk

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia laid flowers at the Victory Memorial in Minsk, on 26 September 2009. He was accompanied by Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for All Belarus, and other bishops and priests. His Holiness and his delegation were welcomed at Victory…
26.09.2009 15:37

Patriarch Kiril made Doctor of Theology by the Byelorussian State University Institute of Theology

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, during his patriarchal visit to Belarus, visited on 26 September 2009 the Byelorussian State University’s Sts Cyril and Methodius Institute of Theology. The faculty and students came out to welcome the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church and to take him to their…
25.09.2009 20:28

Patriarch Kirill meets with Byelorussian President Alexander Lukashenko

During his primatial visit to Belarus, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met on 25 September 2009 with Byelorussian President Alexander Lukashenko.  The head of Belarus welcomed His Holiness Kirill at the front door of this residence. They moved to the Blue Hall for an exchange of…
06.07.2009 23:00

(Russian) Завершился визит Предстоятеля Русской Православной Церкви в Константинопольский Патриархат

(Russian) 4 – 6 июля 2009 года состоялся первый официальный визит Святейшего Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла в Константинопольский Патриархат.
06.07.2009 19:15

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia meets with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church met with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on July 6, 2009, in Ankara. The head of the Turkish Government expressed satisfaction at Patriarch Kirill’s visit and the fact that he visited not only Istanbul but also the Turkish capital city of Ankara. The…
06.07.2009 9:54

A long-abandoned Orthodox church consecrated at the Russian Consulate’s summer residence in Buyukdere near Istanbul

The Primates of the Orthodox Churches of Constantinople and Russian conducted the lesser consecration of Sts Constantine and Helen Church at the Russian General Consulate’s summer residence in Buyukdere near Istanbul on July 6, 2009. The choir of Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery sang during the service. The lesser consecration of this…
05.07.2009 20:49

(Russian) В ходе визита Предстоятеля Русской Православной Церкви в Константинопольский Патриархат в храме святой Ирины состоялось выступление хора московского Сретенского монастыря

(Russian) 5 июля 2009 года в ходе визита Святейшего Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла в Константинопольский Патриархат в концертном зале собора Агиа Ирини (Святого Божия Мира) выступил хор Сретенского ставропигиального мужского монастыря города Москвы. Выступление прославленного коллектива пришли послушать Святейший Патриарх Константинопольский Варфоломей и Святейший Патриарх Московский и всея…
05.07.2009 12:56

Primates of the Orthodox Churches of Constantinople and Russia celebrate Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral of St George

On 5 July 2009, His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George. Concelebrating with the Patriarch were Metropolitan Michael of Austria, Metropolitan John of Pergamon (Patriarchate of Constantinople), the Chairman of the…
04.07.2009 23:15

Talks between Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

During the official visit of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarchate of Constantinople, after a prayer at the Cathedral of St. George, a fraternal meeting of the Patriarchs at the Throne Hall, an exchange of speeches and a fraternal repast on July 4, 2009,…