ELDER ILIY (NOZDRIN) – CONFESSOR TO PATRIARCH KIRILL AWARDED CHURCH ORDER

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Pravoslavie.ru - 19/3/17 Confessor to Patriarch Kirill and Optina Pustyn Monastery Schema-Archimandrite Iliy (Nozdrin), who turned 85 on March 8, was awarded the Church order of St. Seraphim of Sarov, first degree. The primate bestowed the award upon the priest on Friday after the Presanctified Liturgy in Moscow’s Danilov Monastery “in recognition of many years of pastoral ...