On 17 March 2015, Tuesday of the fourth week of Lent and the commemoration day of the Right-Believing Prince Daniel of Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Vespers and the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the Cathedral of the Trinity of the Danilov stavropegic Monastery, Moscow.
Among those concelebrating were Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations DECR); Metropolitan Arseny of Istra, first Patriarchal vicar; Archbishop Mark of Yegorievsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Finance and Economic Administration; Bishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administrative Secretariat; archpriest Vladimir Divakov, Patriarchal secretary for Moscow; archimandrite Alexy (Polikarpov), abort of Danilov Monastery; archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), DECR vice-chairman; archpriest Alexander Abramov, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s protocol service; ordained brethren of the monastery; and clerics of Moscow.
At the Little Entrance His Holiness Patriarch Kirill presented church awards to some brethren. After the Litany of Fervent Supplication the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church offered up a prayer for peace in Ukraine.
After the Liturgy His Holiness said a eulogy at the shrine with St. Daniel’s relics, addressed the worshippers with primatial homily and presented the books of the Holy Scripture to all brethren of the monastery.