The ROC Holy Synod meets for its last session in 2014

On December 25, 2014, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church began its last session in 2014 at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow. It is chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. Before the session, Patriarch Kirill spoke briefly on major items of the agenda. ...

Patriarch Kirill meets with new US ambassador

November 21, 2014 – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA to Russia, Mr. John F. Tefft. Among those present was the ambassador’s wife, Ms Mariella Cellitti Tefft, and the Deputy Minister Counsellor for Political Affairs of the US Embassy, Ms Andrea ...

International forum on “The Large Family and the Future of Humanity” opens in Moscow

On September 10, 2014, an international forum on “The Large Family and the Future of Humanity” was opened at the State Kremlin Palace. The participants will discuss family-oriented initiatives in various spheres of societal life and reflect on the social, economic, cultural and religious-Moral conditions in which the family lives in the world today. It is ...

Patriarch Kirill congratulates Metropolitan Onufry on his election as Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine

Metropolitan Onufry of Chernovtsy & Bukovina elected as the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church: On August 13, 2014, the Bishops’ Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church elected Metropolitan Onufry of Chernovtsy and Bukovina, Locum Tenens of the Metropolitan See of Kiev, as Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All ...

On centenary of Russia’s entry into World War I, Patriarch Kirill celebrated Liturgy at Memorial Church of St. George and headed the consecration of Archimandrite Ioann (Rochshin) as Bishop of Naro-Fominsk

  5/8/14 On August 1, 2014, the Day of the Founding of the Relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Memorial Church of St. George the Conqueror on Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow. On that day one hundred years ago, Russia entered into World ...

Patriarch Kirill celebrates the memory of St. Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles

July 2014 On July 28, 2014, the commemoration day of the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles and the Day of the Baptism of Rus’, a public holiday in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. His Holiness was ...

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

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 of ...

Patriarch Kirill chairs Moscow diocesan assembly

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 diocese; ...

On the Day of Ss Cyril and Methodius, Primates of the Church of Jerusalem and the Russian Orthodox Church celebrate Divine Liturgy in the Kremlin Church of the Assumption

On May 24, 2013, the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Teachers of the Slavs (Patriarch Kirill’s name day), and the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral of ...

Patriarch Kirill celebrates his birthday with liturgy at the Church of All Saints Who Shone Forth in the Russian Land

November 20, 2012 – On this birthday, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the domestic Chapel of All Saints Who Shone Forth in the Russian Land in the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery, Moscow. Praying together with him were members of the Holy Synod, representatives ...