His Holiness Patriarch Kirill

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Primates of Local Orthodox Churches

December 7, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – mospat.ru – 7/12/17 In the evening of 4 December 2017, at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence, the President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin, met with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and the Primates and heads of the delegations of the Local Orthodox Churches who had come to […]

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“THE WEST IS ABANDONING GOD,” PAT. KIRILL TELLS NEW U.S. AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA

November 18, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 18/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with newly-appointed American ambassador to Russia John Huntsman at the patriarchal residence yesterday to discuss matters of relations between the two countries and of the fate of suffering Christians around the world, reportspatriarchia.ru. Welcoming the guest, Pat. Kirill noted that the Russian Church […]

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Russian Church has 180 million faithful; 36,000 churches; 1,000 monasteries; 56 seminaries—pat. Kirill

November 1, 2017 News
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OrthoChristian.com – 1/11/17 On an official visit to the Romanian Orthodox Church last week, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia spoke of the rebirth of Orthodoxy in both Russia and Romania, following the fall of communism in both countries. According to the primate, the number of faithful included in the flock of the […]

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PATRIARCH AND PRESIDENT OPEN “WALL OF SORROW” MEMORIAL FOR VICTIMS OF REPRESSION

November 1, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 1/11/17 A monument dedicated to the victims of political repression was opened yesterday in Moscow by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and President Vladimir Putin. The patriarch urged all gathered for the opening of the “Wall of Sorrow” to never forget the terrible repressions of the previous century, and that […]

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RELICS OF ST. SERAPHIM OF SAROV ARRIVE IN ROMANIA

October 28, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 28/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania headed the transferal of the reliquary containing a portion of the relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov to the spiritual center of the Romanian Patriarchate yesterday, reports patriarchia.ru. After meeting at the Bucharest airport, the primates arrived at […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

September 22, 2017 News
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Church of Serbia – 22/9/17 On 18 September 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, arrived in Istanbul. At the airport, he was met by Mr. Andrey Podelyshev, Consul General of the Russian Federation […]

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MONUMENT TO 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF MP-ROCOR REUNION CONSECRATED AT CHRIST THE SAVIOR CATHEDRAL

June 22, 2017 Featured
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  Photo: Patriarchia.ru   Pravoslavie.ru – 21/6/17 After serving the Divine Liturgy at Christ the Savior Cathedral on Sunday, June 18, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia consecrated the new monument “Reunification,” dedicated to the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside […]

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A Delegation of the Russian Church Abroad Meets with President Putin

May 27, 2017 News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 27/5/17 On May 25, 2017, the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia performed the rite of the great consecration of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ and […]

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The Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Consecrates the Church of the Resurrection of Christ and the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery

May 27, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 27/5/17 On May 25, 2017, the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia performed the rite of the great consecration of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ and […]

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ST. NICHOLAS ONCE SAVED MET. HILARION FROM DEATH, THE HIERARCH BELIEVES

May 23, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 23/5/17 Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, has related a story of miraculous help from St. Nicholas in his life, reports Interfax-Religion. “It was in Lithuania,” he said, speaking on the “Church and the World” program on TV station Russia-24. “I was a young priest, with […]

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ORTHODOXY IS NON-NEGOTIABLE FOR MOLDOVA—PRESIDENT DODON

May 11, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 11/5/17 President Igor Dodon of Moldova says there are four things that are absolutely non-negotiable for his country. “I always tell all our partners that there are three or four things which I can never allow to be up for negotiation,” including the nation’s Orthodox faith, Dodon stated, reports Interfax-Religion. Continuing, Dodon said […]

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ICON OF ST. LUKE OF SIMFEROPOL DELIVERED TO INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

April 25, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 25/4/17 An icon of St. Luke (Voyno-Yasenetsky) the Physician, of Simferopol, one of the most beloved Russian saints of the twentieth century, was delivered to the International Space Station on April 20. The icon was taken aboard the Soyuz MC-04 by Russian astronaut Feodor Yurchikhin and American astronaut Jack Fisher, reports the site […]

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PATRIARCH, METROPOLITAN, AND PRESIDENT OFFER CONDOLENCES OVER METRO EXPLOSIONS

April 3, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 3/4/17 As previously reported, two explosions went off in the St. Petersburg metro this afternoon, leaving at least ten dead and fifty injured. The subway system has been completely shut down. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill has expressed his deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the explosions in the St. Petersburg metro, […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH BEGINS TO PREPARE HOLY CHRISM

March 26, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 26/3/17 With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Barsanuphius of St. Petersburg and Ladoga began the rite for preparing holy chrism in the Church of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God in the patriarchal residence in Moscow. Vladyka celebrated the Rite of Blessing of […]

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“MOLDOVA HAS NO FUTURE WITHOUT THE ORTHODOX FAITH”—PRESIDENT IGOR DODON

March 19, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 19/3/17 At a March 16 meeting near Moscow, newly-elected Moldovan president Igor Dodon spoke with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on the great importance of the Orthodox faith for the future of his country. The primate welcomed the president to his residence in Peredelkino just outside of Moscow, congratulating him on his election in […]

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ST. PATRICK OF IRELAND AND OTHER WESTERN SAINTS OFFICIALLY ADDED TO RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH CALENDAR

March 11, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – March 2017 St. Patrick, the great enlightener of Ireland, will be officially celebrated in the Russian Orthodox Church for the first time this year on March 17/30. At its March 9 session, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox, under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, officially adopted St. Patrick and more […]

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FUNERAL OF ARCHIMANDRITE KIRILL (PAVLOV) SERVED AT TRINITY-ST. SERGIUS LAVRA

March 2, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 2/3/17 +Memory Eternal+ The funeral for the ever-memorable elder Archimandrite Kirill (Pavlov) was celebrated on Thursday, February 23 in the Dormition Cathedral at the Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, where Fr. Kirill had served for decades as the brotherhood’s confessor. The funeral for the ninety-eight-year old elder who reposed on February 20 was served by […]

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WEDGE BETWEEN RUSSIANS AND UKRAINIANS IS DEVIL’S WORK—PATRIARCH KIRILL

January 29, 2017 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 29/1/17 In a speech to the Russian State Duma on Thursday, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill spoke of the lamentable state of relations between Russians and Ukrainians, calling those technologies and tools aimed at separating them “the devil’s art.” Rather than drifting further apart in animosity, the primate called upon both groups to preserve […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Says the October Revolution Was Caused by the Spiritual Degradation of the People

January 28, 2017 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 28/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia says that the basis for the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution was the loss of spiritual values within the people of the nation. “The events of 1917 and the dramatic […]

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Prince of Wales visits Dormition Cathedral of Sourozh diocese

December 19, 2016 News

DECR – 19/12/16 On 13 December 2016, His Royal Highness Prince Charles paid an unofficial visit to the London Dormition Cathedral of the Sourozh diocese. After the Divine liturgy Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh consecrated the belfry after the renovations.  The bells were consecrated by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill during his visit to Great Britain. A […]

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UKRAINIAN SERVICEMAN RELEASED FROM PRISON IN DONBASS WITH PATRIARCH KIRILL’S MEDIATION

December 19, 2016 Featured News
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TASS – 19/12/16 A Ukrainian serviceman, Taras Kolodiy, who had been kept prisoner in Donbass for two years, was released on Sunday through the mediation of the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Patriarchate’s press service said. “On December 18, Ukrainian serviceman Taras Kolodiy, who had been taken prisoner during combat operations, was released […]

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