Patriarchal Ministry

22.12.2009 17:10

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulations to Mr. Herman van Rompuy on his election as President of the European Union

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent to Mr. Herman van Rompuy the following letter congratulating him on his election as President of the European Union:
22.12.2009 16:04

Patriarch Kirill receives Christian Public Association President Kazimierz Morawski

Welcoming Mr. Morawski, His Holiness noted in particular the long-standing experience of good relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Christian Public Association.
18.12.2009 12:50

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church congratulates Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland with the anniversary of his enthronement

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following message to Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland on the occasion of the anniversary of his enthronement. Your Eminence: I cordially greet You with the anniversary of Your election Primate of the Orthodox Church of Finland. I…
16.12.2009 13:44

Moscow Patriarchate representative meets with Council of Europe Secretary General in Strasbourg

The Rev. Hegumen Philaret (Bulekov), Moscow Patriarchate representative to the Council of Europe, met on 15 December 2009 with the newly-elected Secretary General of this major European international organization, Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland.
16.12.2009 13:10

Patriarch Kirill sends a letter to Italian Prime Minister Sylvio Berlusconi wishing him speedy recovery

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following letter to Italian Prime Minister Sylvio Berlusconi wishing him a speedy recovery: Dear Mr. Berlusconi, Please accept my sincere compassion over the incident in Milan. The service of a state leader always involves risk and danger. When a…
15.12.2009 16:52

Patriarch Kirill’s letter to Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following letter to the Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland: Dear Mr. Jagland, Kindly accept my cordial congratulations on your election to the important post of Secretary General of the Council of Europe. Your long-standing experience of state…
09.12.2009 12:17

The Estonian version of the late Patriarch Alexy’s book ‘Orthodoxy in Estonia’ to be presented in Tallinn

The book is based on the Candidate’s dissertation ‘Esseys on the History of Orthodoxy in Estonia’ defended by the then Metropolitan Alexy of Tallinn in 1984 at the Leningrad Theological Academy, the news service of the Russian World foundation has reported.
07.12.2009 19:09

Primates of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Church in America celebrate at St. Catherine the Great Martyr Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Archbishop Jonah of Washington and Metropolitan of All America and Canada celebrated the Divine Liturgy and prayer service at the Church of St. Catherine-in-the-Fields.
06.12.2009 16:16

Primate of the Orthodox Church in America arrives in Moscow

His Beatitude Jonah, Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of All America and Canada, arrived in Moscow on December 5, 2009, at the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, to take part in the celebrations devoted to the 15th anniversary of the OCA Representation Church in…
03.12.2009 20:12

Patriarch Kirill meets with a Roman Catholic delegation from France led by Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, Archbishop of Bordeaux

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church met on December 3 with Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, Archbishop of Bordeaux, Mgr Benoit Riviere, Bishop of Autun, and Mgr Jacques Blaquart, Auxiliary Bishop of Bordeaux. Present at the meeting was also Archbishop Antonio Mennini, Holy See Representative in the Russian Federation.
02.12.2009 11:43

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with auditors of Higher Diplomatic Courses

On 1 December 2009, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with a group of auditors of Higher Diplomatic Courses at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MID). The meeting took place at the Red Hall of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
02.12.2009 11:37

Patriarch Kirill’s address to the 3d Congress of Compatriots

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia addressed the 3d World Congress of Compatriots living abroad at its opening on December 1, 2009, at the House of Unions Column Hall in Moscow. Distinguished Assembly, I cordially greet you all as you have come to Moscow for this representative…
01.12.2009 16:12

Patriarch Kirill attends the opening of the 3d Congress of Compatriots living abroad

The 3d World Congress of Compatriots living abroad began its work on Dec. 1 at the House of Unions Column Hall in Moscow.
27.11.2009 18:46

3d World Congress of Compatriots to be held in Moscow

The Congress will be opened on December 1 at the House of Unions Column Hall. Among those who are expected to come for the opening are His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Russian Foreign Minister S. Lavrov, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of…
26.11.2009 14:45

Patriarch Kirill supports Italian Government over European Court’s decision to ban Christian symbols in schools

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on the case of Lautsi versus Italy that the presence of crucifixes in Italian schools violated human rights. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a letter to Italian Prime Minister Sylvio Berlusconi, stating resolute support for the intention…
25.11.2009 13:46

Patriarch Kirill sends a message to the 5th Church Conference of Pilgrims’ Journey

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following message to the 5th Church Conference on Pilgrims’ Journey, which opened on November 25 at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Pilgrimage Center. Most Reverend Archpastors, Honorable Fathers, Dear Brothers and Sisters: I cordially greet you all as you have gathered…
24.11.2009 19:09

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with UK Ambassador to Russia Ms. Anne Pringle

On 24 November 2009, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with UK Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Russia, Ms. Anne Pringle. The meeting took place at the Patriarch's working resident, Chisty side-street, Moscow.
23.11.2009 16:10

Patriarch Kirill congratulates the primate of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem on the anniversary of his enthronement

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following congratulatory message to His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine, on the occasion of the anniversary of his enthronement. Your Beatitude, Beloved in the Lord Brother and Concelebrant: I cordially congratulate you…
23.11.2009 16:07

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church congratulates Bishop Michael of Geneva and Western Europe on his Name-Day

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated Bishop Michael of Geneva and Western Europe (Russian Church Outside Russia) on his Name-Day. Below is the text of the congratulatory message: Your Grace, Today as the Holy Church lifts up praise to the Archangel Michael and Other Heavenly Hosts…
21.11.2009 17:24

Heads of the Russian Orthodox Church and Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia celebrate Divine Liturgy at the Kremlin Church of the Archangel Michael

On November 21, 2009, the Day of the Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and Other Heavenly Hosts, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Kremlin Church of the Archangel Michael. They were…