HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL’S CONDOLENCES OVER TERRORIST ATTACKS IN BRUSSELS

DECR Communication Service His Majesty Philippe King of the Belgians Your Majesty, I was deeply grieved to learn about the explosions in Brussels that claimed dozens of lives and inflicted suffering on hundreds of people. By committing inhumane acts, terrorists try to impose an ideology of violence on the whole world. However, civilized society stands united today in the face ...

PATRIARCH KIRILL MEETS WITH GENERAL SECRETARY OF WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

April 22, 2015 – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Secretary General of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit. Participating in the meeting at St. Daniel’s Monastery were also Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, Metropolitan ...

PATRIARCH KIRILL’S CONDOLENCES OVER THE MURDER OF THIRTY ETHIOPIAN CHRISTIANS IN LIBYA

April 2015 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed condolences over the murder of thirty Ethiopian Christians. His Holiness Abune Mathias Patriarch-Catholicos of Ethiopia Your Holiness, With grief and deep pain I have received the news about the brutal murder of thirty Christians of your flock in Libya. Again and again active attempts are made to intimidate ...

PATRIARCH KIRILL MEETS WITH PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT MAHMOUD ABBAS

April 13, 2015 – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas. The guest was accompanied by Mr. Saeb Erekat, member of the Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee, and Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Mr. Fayed Mustafa. Participating in the meeting were also Metropolitan Hilarion of ...

PASCHAL MESSAGE BY PATRIARCH KIRILL OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA

11/4/15 Paschal Messag by Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monks and Nuns and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church. Beloved in the Lord my brothers the archpastors, all-honourable fathers, pious monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters! It is with joy that I greet you with the ancient and ...

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL’S CONDOLENCES OVER THE DEMISE OF SINGAPORE’S FIRST PRIME MINISTER, MR. LEE KUAN YEW

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the demise of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew

28/3/15 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of condolences to the President of the Republic of Singapore, Mr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, over the death of the country’s first Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. HIS EXCELLENCY TONY TAN KENG YAM PRESIDENT REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE Your Excellency, dear Mr. President, I was grieved to learn about ...

ON SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY, PATRIARCH KIRILL CELEBRATES LITURGY AT THE CHURCH OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR

On March 1, 2015, the Day of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Liturgy of St Basil the Great and the Office of the Triumph of Orthodoxy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour. Among his concelebrants were many bishops and priests as well as Moscow ...

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL’S CONDOLENCES OVER MASS KILLING OF COPTIC ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS IN LIBYA

18/2/15 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent condolences to the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and His Holiness Patriarch Tawadros II over the murder of over twenty Coptic Christians in Libya. His Excellency Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi President Arab Republic of Egypt Your Excellency, dear Mr. President, Please, accept ...

PATRIARCH KIRILL SPEAKS AT THE 3RD CHRISTMAS PARLIAMENTARY MEETINGS IN THE RUSSIAN STATE DUMA

January 2015 On 22 January 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia took part in the 3rd Christmas parliamentary meetings held in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation as a part of the 23rd International Christmas Readings. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and Mr. Sergei Naryshkin, chairman of the State ...

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terrorist attack in Peshawar

December 2014 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to His Excellency Mamnoon HUSSAIN, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, over the terrorist attack in Peshawar, as the result of which nearly 150 people had died and 150 people had been injured. The text of the message is given below. Your ...

Patriarch Kirill on the beginning of negotiations to settle the crisis in Ukraine

June 2014 On June 24, the press service of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia published the following statement His Holiness made on the negotiations which have started for settling the crisis in Ukraine: With hope I have taken the news about the beginning of negotiation process in Ukraine with the aim to put ...

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA SENDS A MESSAGE TO PYOTR POROSHENKO, PRESIDENT ELECT OF UKRAINE

May 2014 To Pyotr A. Poroshenko President Elect of Ukraine Dear Pyotr Alexeyevich: Having learned of the choice made by the majority of Ukrainian citizens who cast their vote on May 25, I would like to congratulate you, address a pastor’s word to you, and share my thoughts and hopes with you. The news of the events in Ukraine cause ...

Christmas Message of His Holiness Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia

7/1/14 Beloved in the Lord Your Graces the archpastors, all-honourable presbyters and deacons, God-loving monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters! Today our churches are filled with people who have come to glorify the newly-born Divine Infant Jesus Christ and his Most Pure Mother the Virgin Mary. The Nativity of Christ is the central event in all human history. ...

Patriarch Kirill’s appeal regarding tragic events in Syria

25/6/13 Your Graces the archpastors, all-honourable fathers, dear brothers and sisters! Syria has been suffering from ongoing hostilities for nearly two years. Tens of thousands of people have died, many of them were civilians – old people, women and children. Our brothers in faith constitute a considerable part of the Syrian people: the centre of an oldest Orthodox ...

Patriarch Kirill’s greeting message to Ukraine’s President Yanukovich

Your Excellency, Dear Victor Fedorovich: I cordially greet you on the occasion of your 60th birthday. For many years of your service for the motherland and people, you have proved to be a talented organizer and diligent worker who has invariably enjoyed the respect of your subordinates. The trials that God often sends to a person ...

Meeting with His Holiness Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia

On Tuesday, April 28, 2009, His Holiness, Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia received His Beatitude, Metropolitan JONAH of All America and Canada, together with his delegation consisting of Archbishop SERAPHIM of Ottawa and Canada, and Chairman of the Department of External Affairs and Interchurch Relations of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA); Archimandrite ...

The Primates of two Local Autocephalous Orthodox Churches concelebrated the Divine Liturgy at Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow

On Sunday, April 26, 2009, His Holiness, Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia, together with His Beatitude, Metropolitan JONAH of All America and Canada concelebrated the Divine Liturgy for St. Thomas Sunday at Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral. Concelebrating with the two Primates of Autocephalous Churches were numerous hierarchs and clergy of the Russian ...