PATRIARCH KIRILL ASKS PRIESTS NOT TO GIVE FLOWERS FOR JUBILEE, BUT TO HELP HOSPITAL

Pravoslavie.ru – 20/11/16

“Important equipment for the St. Alexei Hospital will be bought with this money,” said the chairman of the Synodal Department for Church Charity and Social Services, Bishop Panteleimon of Orekhovo-Zuevsk, at a Moscow press conference.

Patriarch Kirill will celebrate his jubilee on November 20. The central event will be the Liturgy in Christ the Savior Cathedral on Sunday. Primates and representatives of Local Orthodox Churches, as well as bishops and clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church will participate in the service. The service will begin at 9:30, with all desiring being able to congratulate the patriarch.

Four Orthodox patriarchs and also heads and representatives of the remaining Local Orthodox Churches (fifteen in all) will take part in the Jubilee celebrations.

 Translated by Jesse Dominick