Patriarch Kirill

PATRIARCH KIRILL TO PRAYERFULLY COMMEMORATE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF TSAR NICHOLAS II’S ABDICATION

March 13, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 13/2/17 The centenary of the abdication from the throne of the holy Royal Martyr Tsar Nicholas II will be marked by a Patriarchal Divine Liturgy, as established by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church at its March 9th meeting in Moscow, reports the site of the Moscow Patriarchate. The prayerful commemoration […]

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TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS REMAIN IN ALEPPO WITH RUSSIA’S HELP—PATRIARCH JOHN X

February 11, 2017 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 11/2/17 “I visited Aleppo. Of the approximately four million people in the city, about thirty-five thousand Christians remain, including Orthodox,” said Patriarch John X of Antioch at a recent meeting with Russian parliamentarians. “The help given by Russia allows people to remain in the country,” said the primate, as Interfax-Religion reports. The continued […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH CELEBRATES EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY OF ENTHRONEMENT OF PATRIARCH KIRILL

February 1, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 1/2/17 The Russian Orthodox Church is celebrating today, Wednesday, February 1 the eighth anniversary of the accession of Patriarch Kirill to the primatial throne. Following the December 5, 2008 passing of the beloved Patriarch Alexey II, the Holy Synod elected Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad as Locum Tenens of the patriarchal throne, […]

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SVS Press Book Debuts in Russian Media

January 30, 2017 News

SVOTS – 30/1/17 In mid-January 2017, Archpriest Chad Hatfield, seminary president, and Deacon Gregory Hatrak, director of Marketing and Operations at SVS Press, traveled to Moscow, Russia, to attend a formal presentation of a recently released press title, Patriarch Kirill in His Own Words, in the presence of several honored guests and local media. The book, […]

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Syrian Christians Invite Russian Patriarch to Visit Country

January 10, 2017 Featured News
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Sputnknews – 10/1/17 Syrian Christians and scientists invited Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to visit the Middle Eastern country, Chief Mufti of Moscow and Central Russia Albir Krganov said Monday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Krganov visited Syria as part of a Muslim delegation in late December and early January at the invitation of the […]

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Head of Russian Orthodox Church Congratulates Believers With Christmas Day

January 7, 2017 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 7/1/17 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has congratulated Orthodox Christians with Christmas. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Patriarch Kirill congratulated Orthodox Christians after a midnight service at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. “With all my heart I congratulate you with the great life-saving holiday of Christmas. On this day, especially […]

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Patriarch Kirill prays for Andrey Karlov’s repose

December 21, 2016 Featured News
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Vestnik Kavkaza – 21/12/16 Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill has expressed condolences on the murder of Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, Interfax-Religion reports. “God destined me to know the late ambassador personally. I vouch that Andrey Karlov performed his high diplomatic duty, tried to act in accordance with his patriotic and religious beliefs,” […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL: WE DO NOT CONDEMN PEOPLE WITH NON-TRADITIONAL ORIENTATION

December 7, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 7/12/16 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has noted that while the Orthodox Church has strict, traditional stances on marriage and family matters, it does not condemn people, who are always called in love to repentance. In Paris to consecrate the new Trinity Cathedral and spiritual center, His Holiness also met with […]

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Patriarch Kirill, Hollande Discussed Conflicts in Ukraine, Syria

December 6, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 6/12/16 According to reports, Russian Orthodox Church leader Patriarch Kirill on Monday had a productive discussion on a number of topical issues with French President Francois Hollande. PARIS (Sputnik) – The Russian Orthodox Church leader Patriarch Kirill on Monday had a productive discussion on a number of topical issues with French President Francois […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon interviewed by Interfax news agency

December 4, 2016 Featured News
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA [OCA] – December 2016 In the midst of an unusually intense agenda during his recent visit to Moscow for the celebration of the 70th birthday of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill II, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon still found time to offer an interview to Interfax news agency. Metropolitan Tikhon and a delegation representing the […]

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Patriarch: Russian Orthodox-Roman Catholic Dialogue to Preserve Differences

December 3, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 3/12/16 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia assures that the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church will preserve their unique traditions and differences amid cooperation. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church will preserve their unique traditions and differences amid cooperation, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow […]

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Orthodox Unity Unaffected by Absence of Several Churches From Crete Council

November 26, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 26/11/16 Metropolitan Sawa, the leader of the Polish Orthodox Church, said that the celebrations of Patriarch Kirill’s anniversary prove that pan-Orthodox unity is still intact. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, held in June in Crete, has not affected the pan-Orthodox unity, despite the fact that a […]

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Rare Historic Photos of Patriarch Kirill with Catholicoi Baselios Mathew I & Baselios Mathews II

November 24, 2016 Featured News
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Pramvir – OCP News Service – 24/11/16 Rare Historic Photos of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia (From December 26, 1974, to December 26, 1984, he was rector of the Leningrad Seminary & Theological Academy) with Catholicoi Baselios Mathew I and Baselios Mathews II  (Both where the heads of the Indian Orthodox Church and held the title […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Met With the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

November 23, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 23/11/16 Catholicos of All Armenians Attends Concert Honoring Russian Orthodox Patriarch His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; met with Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow and All Russia, on 22 November in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow. The meeting was attended by His Eminence […]

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PATRIARCH: RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH SHUNNED CRETE’S PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL TO AVOID SCHISM

November 23, 2016 Featured News
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TASS – 23/11/16 The Russian Orthodox Church made a last-minute decision to stay away from the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, which took place on Crete, Greece, in July 2016 in a bid to avert a split, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill told journalists ahead of his 70th birthday. “Divisions followed […]

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SVS Press releases collection by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow

November 22, 2016 Featured News
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YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] – 22/11/16 As part of this weekend’s Jubilee Celebration marking the 70th birthday of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Press [SVS Press] released a collection of his writings, titled Patriarch Kirill in His Own Words, on Friday, November 18, 2016.  The new volume is laid out in an […]

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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow & All Russia celebrates his 70th birthday – LIVE

November 20, 2016 Featured News
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RT.Com – 20/11/16 Heads and representatives of Orthodox churches have arrived in Moscow to congratulate Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his birthday. Hundreds of worshippers have gathered in Moscow’s iconic Christ the Savior Cathedral to celebrate the Divine Liturgy with Patriarch Kirill. Reverend Father Georgy Sergeev from the Moscow Diocese of the […]

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Trump’s pre-election remarks ‘give hope’ for dialog with Russia – Patriarch Kirill to RT

November 19, 2016 Featured News
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RT.Com – 19/11/16 US President-elect Donald Trump’s statements show that he is willing to pave the way for dialog with Russia and join efforts in fighting global terrorism, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill told RT. The patriarch praised Trump’s campaign statements, in which he showed “intent to pave the way for […]

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MONUMENT TO PRINCE VLADIMIR OPENED ON DAY OF PEOPLE’S UNITY IN MOSCOW

November 6, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 6/11/16 More pics here: Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia opened a monument to the holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, the Baptizer of Russia, on Borovitskaya Square, reports the president’s website. The monument was erected by the initiative of the Russian Military-Historical Society and the Moscow government. The author […]

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RUSSIAN PATRIARCH SAYS WAR ON TERRORISM IS ‘HOLY WAR FOR ALL’

October 20, 2016 Featured News
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TASS – 19/10/2016 Warfare on terrorism is a holy war which should be a common cause for all countries, not only Russia, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said on Tuesday. “I regret that my words were interpreted in a wrong way. I have never spoken about any holy war in Syria. I spoke about […]

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Russia’s Patriarch Kirill meets Queen Elizabeth II, discusses Christians in Europe

October 19, 2016 Featured News
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RT.com – 19/10/16 Queen Elizabeth II has held a historic meeting with Kirill, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, who is on an official visit to the UK to mark the 300th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church’s presence there. The meeting was held Tuesday behind closed doors in Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official […]

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