Patriarch Kirill

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates President Elect of the Arab Republic of Egypt

June 11, 2014 Featured News

11/6/14 His Excellency Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El-Sisi President Elect of the Arab Republic of Egypt Your Excellency: Please accept my heartfelt greetings with your resounding victory in the presidential election. You have become the head of the state at difficult time for the country and people and have been entrusted with a heavy responsibility […]

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Patriarch Kirill wishes Poroshenko reconciliation of Ukrainian people

June 3, 2014 Featured News

May – June 2014 Moscow, May 27, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia said he congratulated Petr Poroshenko with being elected Ukrainian president. “Together with many people I hope that powers and authority, which come into your hands today, will serve for the benefit of Ukraine’s east, west, north and south. I […]

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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia receives Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV

June 1, 2014 Featured News

By Vasili Shoumanov – 6/1/14 Assyrian, Russian Patriarchs Meet in Moscow Moscow (AINA) - On May 27, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, met with the Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Dinkha IV, who is on a visit to Russia at the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. […]

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Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion accuses Ukrainian Greek-Catholics of Russophobia

May 30, 2014 Featured News
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia & Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk - chairman of the Department of External Church Relations

May 2014 Moscow, May 28, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sharply criticized the Ukrainian Greek-Catholics Church. “The Ukrainian Greek-Catholics Church is engaging in direct political activities, unfortunately, using sharp Russophobic slogans and statements and making sharp statements against the Russian Orthodox Church in its public declarations,” the patriarch said at […]

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FRATERNAL TALK BETWEEN PRIMATES OF THE RUSSIAN AND BULGARIAN ORTHODOX CHURCHES

May 30, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 On 27 May, 2014, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, had a talk with His Holiness Neophyte, Patriarch of Bulgaria, who on an official visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, at the patriarchal and synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow. Welcoming Patriarch Neophyte and his party to […]

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Patriarch Kirill meets with a delegation of the Patriarchate of Constantinople

May 27, 2014 Featured News

On May 24, 2014, the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius, which is also his name-day, His Holiness Patriarchal Kirill of Moscow and All Russia received a delegation of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, who have come to Russia for the celebrations. The delegation includes Metropolitan Andreas of Arkalochori, Kastelli and Viannos, Bishop Nicephorus of […]

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Patriarch Kirill addresses the Serbian people with words of condolence and support

May 24, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 On May 21, 2014, during his meeting with the TV program “Word of a Pastor” team, which took place at the working Patriarchal residence in Chisty Lane in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia made a special address to the Serbian people in connection with the large-scale floods in […]

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ORTHODOX POLITICIAN FROM MONTENEGRO PRAYS AT PATRIARCHAL SERVICE IN BUTOVO

May 12, 2014 News

May 2014 On 10 May 2014, Mr. Srđan Milić, president of the Socialist People’s Party of Montenegro, who had come to Moscow to attend the Victory Day celebrations, prayed at the Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the Butovo firing range. The Primate of the Russian Orthodox […]

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Patriarch Kirill blames radical politicians for deaths in Odessa

May 4, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 The Russian Orthodox Church is in deep grief over the new bloodshed in Ukraine as political radicals are trying to assert their convictions despite the loss of life, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said on Saturday, May 3, commenting in the latest events in Odessa, southern Ukraine, and the eastern Donetsk […]

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Patriarch Kirill sent a message of condolences to Oleg Bryndak, acting Mayor of Odessa

May 4, 2014 Featured News

May this horrific tragedy, reminding us of the most terrible pages in the history of humanity, never happen again Mr. Oleg Bryndak Acting Mayor of Odessa Secretary of the Odessa City Council Dear Oleg Borisovich, My heart grieves over the tragedy in Odessa. As a result of the tragedy, dozens of people have died and […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Karekin II

May 1, 2014 Featured News

Eastern – Oriental Orthdox Churches- April – May 2014 On 29 April 2014, at the Patriarchal residence in Chisty side-street, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Karekin II, who is on his working visit to Moscow. The head of the Armenian Apostolic […]

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Patriarch Kirill meets Rossotrudnichestvo Federal Agency director K. Kosachev

April 30, 2014 Featured News

  30/4/14 On April 25, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with director of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo), K. Kosachev. In attendance were also Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church […]

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Russian Patriarch Kirill prays for Ukraine together with hundreds of parishioners

April 20, 2014 Featured News

20/4/14 On the eve of Easter, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill prayed for  Ukraine together with hundreds of parishioners of the Cathedral of Christ the  Savior. “Politically, Ukraine is a foreign country, but spiritually and historically, this has never been so. We are the same nation before God, we practice the same Orthodox […]

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Patriarch Kirill’s greeting to Patriarch elect Ignatius Aphrem II of the Syriac Orthodox Church

April 17, 2014 Featured News

April 2014 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message to His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, congratulating him on the election as Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church. The text of the message is given below. Also read the Message from Metropolitan Hilarion here: Your Holiness, I cordially congratulate […]

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Spanish version of Patriarch Kirill’s book ‘Freedom and Responsibility. In Search of Harmony’ is presented in Madrid

April 17, 2014 Featured News

April 2014 On April 14, the Spanish version of the book ‘Freedom and Responsibility. In Search of Harmony’ by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was presented in Madrid by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, who is paying a working visit to Spain with the […]

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Patriarch Kirill: “If freedom violates the Divine plan, then it is not freedom, but slavery”

April 1, 2014 News

April 2014 “Destruction of traditional values today also affects interpersonal relations,” noted His Holiness Patriarch Kirill at the meeting with members of the “Women in business” All-Russian social organization. “We know that even the facts that a marriage means relations between a man and a woman and that a choice of gender is not an […]

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Patriarch Kirill: The 50 Variations of “Gender” on Facebook is a Clinical Case

March 30, 2014 Featured News

The most terrible captivity is that of sin. March 29, 2014. PRAVMIR. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia called  attempts to change people’s perceptions of gender in the modern world a “morbid  fantasy” and a “clinical case.” According to the Primate of the Russian Orthodox  Church, such is the opportunity for users of one […]

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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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