Patriarch Kirill

98 churches, 1900 mosques destroyed in Syria – Syrian Ambassador

March 27, 2014 Featured News

March 2014 Moscow, March 26, Interfax – Syrian Ambassador Riad Haddad said that 98  Christian churches were partly or entirely destroyed during the military  conflict in the country, its property was stolen. At the same time, 1900 mosques, 1600 schools, 60% of Syrian hospitals were  partly or entirely destroyed, all medical equipment was stolen, Haddad […]

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Patriarch Kirill: Syria has wisdom and will enough to overcome war

March 26, 2014 Featured News

26/3/14 Moscow, (SANA) – Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Patriarch Kirill stressed that Syria has wisdom and will enough to overcome the war launched against it. Meeting Syria’s Ambassador in Moscow, Riad Haddad, Patriarch Kirill expressed gratitude to the Syrian government for contributing to freeing the Mar Thecla Convent nuns in Maloula, saying, “I […]

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Patriarch Kirill celebrates Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the day of the 38th anniversary of his episcopal consecration

March 19, 2014 Featured News

March 2014 On 14 March 2014, Friday of the second week of Lent, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Vespers and the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. That day marked the 38th anniversary of his episcopal consecration. Concelebrating with Patriarch Kirill was […]

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Patriarch Kirill leads the 14th ceremony of awarding prizes of Unity of Orthodox Nations International Foundation

March 12, 2014 News

March 2014 On March 11, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia led the 14th annual ceremony of awarding the Patriarch Alexy II Prize of the Unity of Orthodox Nations International Public Foundation granted for “outstanding work to consolidate the unity of Orthodox nations and to promote Christian values in the life […]

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Patriarch Kirill meets with President of the Republika Srpska

March 12, 2014 News

On March 11, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Mr. Milorad Dodik, President of the Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina) at the patriarchal chambers of the Church of Christ the Saviour. The meeting took place in anticipation of the 2013 Alexy II Prize award ceremony “For the outstanding work […]

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Brotherly meeting of Primates of Church of Constantinople and Russian Church takes place at the Patriarchate of Constantinople

March 7, 2014 Featured News

On 5 March 2014, upon his arrival to Istanbul, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia headed for the Patriarchate of Constantinople where he met with His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew. His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople warmly greeted the Primate of the Russian Church and his suite and expressed his joy over the […]

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Patriarch Kirill arrived at the Patriarchate of Constantinople

March 6, 2014 News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service – 6/3/14 Turkey: Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has arrived at the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the invitation of the Ecumenical Patriarch to take part in the conference of the Eastern Orthodox Hierarch. The Russian Patriarch also met with His All Holiness […]

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Archbishop Mark of Yegorievsk consecrates the Church of the Ascension on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand

February 12, 2014 News

February 2014 On 6 February 2014, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Archbishop Mark of Yegorievsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, began his visit to Thailand and Cambodia. Meeting Archbishop Mark at the Bangkok airport were archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), representative of the Russian Orthodox […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President of Macedonia Mr. Gjorge Ivanov

February 10, 2014 Featured News

On 9 February 2014, at the Moscow Kremlin’s Faceted Chamber, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the President of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Gjorge Ivanov. The President of Macedonia was accompanied by Mr. Boris Josifovski, Secretary General of the President’s Cabinet; Mr. Darko Kostadinovski, State Counsellor for Foreign Policy; […]

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Patriarch Kirill blessed Orthodox sportsmen and sportswomen participating in the Olympic Games

February 8, 2014 Featured News

On 5th February His Holiness Patriarch Kirill officiated a Te-Deum service in the church of the Icon of Christ not-made-by-human-hands. Moldovan sportsmen and sportswomen participated in the Divine Service, along with their Orthodox brothers and sisters from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Talking to the audience, the Hierarch mentioned: “My dears, I wanted very much to […]

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The 5th anniversary of Patriarch Kirill’s enthronement marked by Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour

February 3, 2014 Featured News

On February 1, 2014, the 5th anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. Patriarch Kirill was assisted by a great assembly of hierarchy and clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church and representatives of […]

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Patriarch calls to prevent ‘any attempt’ to legalize same-sex marriage

January 31, 2014 Featured News

31/1/14 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has asked for a state-level ban on legal moves to allow same-sex marriage, noting that this position was based on the very nature of Christianity. Speaking before upper house members, Patriarch Kirill said that the move would protect the family as a public institution. “In a response to the broad international […]

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Extremism is fuelled by lack of religious awareness – Patriarch Kirill

January 29, 2014 News

Moscow, January 28, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said the best way to prevent extremism and radicalism is to increase the level of religious education. “The religious feelings of people, in particular, Muslims, are now exploited to cause these people to commit radical actions. Many people indeed genuinely take the horrible path […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill takes part in Christmas parliamentary meetings at the Federation Council

January 29, 2014 News

On 28 January 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia took part in the Christmas parliamentary meetings on ‘The 700th Anniversary of the Birth of St Sergius of Radonezh. Historical Experience and Modern Mechanisms of Partner Relations between Church, State and Society in Spiritual and Moral Education. Family as a Basis of National […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Primate of the Orthodox Church of Antioch

January 28, 2014 Featured News

On 25 January 2014, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St Daniel’s Monastery, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East, who is currently visiting the Russian Orthodox Church. The delegation accompanying His Beatitude Patriarch John X on his visit […]

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Primate of the Church of Antioch meets with members of the Russian parliamentary delegation

January 25, 2014 News

On 21 January 2014, the Divine Liturgy, celebrated at the church of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Representation in Damascus after a long break, marked the conclusion of the Russian delegation’s visit to Syria. The delegation includes the deputies of the State Duma, Mr. Sergei Gavrilov, Mr. Alexander Yuschenko, and Mr. Alexander Iltyakov; as well as Mr. […]

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Patriarch Kirill, head of Antioch Church to discuss protection of Christians in Middle East

January 25, 2014 News

Moscow, January 24, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will meet with Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East in Moscow on Saturday. Besides issues relating to inter-Orthodox cooperation, the meeting will address issues relating to the protection of Christians in the Middle East, specifically, in Syria, the press service […]

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Prime minister D. Medvedev and Patriarch Kirill chair a meeting of the Public Board of Guardians of St. Panteleimon’s monastery in Mount Athos

January 23, 2014 News

On January 24, 2014, the Public Board of Guardians of the Athonite Monastery of St. Panteleimon held a meeting. It was chaired Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The leaders of the government and the Russian Orthodox Church in their capacity of co-chair of the Public Board […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with a delegation from Athonite Monastery of St. Paul

January 11, 2014 News

On 7th January 2014, after Grand Compline celebrated at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with a delegation from the Monastery of St. Paul on Mount Athos. The delegation led by Archimandrite Parthenios (Murelatos), abbot of the monastery, brought the Gifts of the Magi to […]

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Patriarch Kirill chairs Moscow diocesan assembly

December 25, 2013 News

December 20, 2013 – An annual Moscow diocesan assembly began its work at the Christ the Saviour’s Cathedral’s hall of church councils, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia as ruling bishop of the capital city. The assembly presidium includes Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna, patriarchal vicar of the Moscow […]

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Patriarch Kirill concerned about Islamists’ activities in Moscow

December 25, 2013 News

Moscow, December 23, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed concerns about Islamists’ activities in Moscow. “The increase in the number of migrants, primarily from Central Asia and the Caucasus, in Moscow has increased the risk of ethnic conflicts,” the patriarch said at the Moscow Diocese assembly, according to the Moscow […]

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