Patriarch Kirill attends the Slavic Unity Festival – 2012 at the border of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine

Patriarch Kirill attends the Slavic Unity Festival – 2012 at the border of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine

On June 30, 2012, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia attended the opening of the Slavic Unity – 2012, an international festival of Slavic nations. This year it was held under the motto ‘The Future to Be Built by the Youth’. It is the second time that the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church attends the festival at the Three Sisters, a monument at the border of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.

His Holiness arrived at the meeting place of the Russian delegation by helicopter.

Patriarch Kirill consecrates Cathedral of the Trinity in Bryansk and holds episcopal consecration

Patriarch Kirill consecrates Cathedral of the Trinity in Bryansk and holds episcopal consecration
Patriarch Kirill consecrates Cathedral of the Trinity in Bryansk and holds episcopal consecration
Patriarch Kirill consecrates Cathedral of the Trinity in Bryansk and holds episcopal consecration
Patriarch Kirill consecrates Cathedral of the Trinity in Bryansk and holds episcopal consecration

On July 1, 2012, the fourth Sunday after Pentecost, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Great Consecration of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Bryansk and the Divine Liturgy in this newly-consecrated cathedral. His Holiness Kirill was assisted by a great assembly of bishops and priests.

Delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations meets with Patriarch of Romania

Delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations meets with Patriarch of Romania
Delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations meets with Patriarch of Romania
Delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations meets with Patriarch of Romania
Delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations meets with Patriarch of Romania

On June 27, 2012, the delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), while on a visit to Romania with the blessing of the DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and on the invitation of the Patriarchate of Romania, was received in audience by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, at his residence in Bucharest.

St. Paul Days in Veria

St. Paul Days in Veria
St. Paul Days in Veria
St. Paul Days in Veria
St. Paul Days in Veria

His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana, with the blessing of His Holiness Irinej Serbian Patriarch and with the decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops, there is a representative of our Local Serbian Orthodox Church in Veria at the Interorthodox Convention, held on the occasion of St. Paul's Day, the slava of the town of Veria, one of the oldest Christian towns in which Holy Apostle Paul preached and founded one of the first Christian eucharistic Congregations.

Hierarchical Liturgy celebrated at the Church of the Intercession in Harbin for the first time in fifty years

Hierarchical Liturgy celebrated at the Church of the Intercession in Harbin for the first time in fifty years
Hierarchical Liturgy celebrated at the Church of the Intercession in Harbin for the first time in fifty years
Hierarchical Liturgy celebrated at the Church of the Intercession in Harbin for the first time in fifty years
Hierarchical Liturgy celebrated at the Church of the Intercession in Harbin for the first time in fifty years

On 24 June 2012, the day when the Orthodox faithful in China commemorate two hundred and twenty Chinese martyrs who had suffered for Christ in 1900, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God in Harbin. Metropolitan Hilarion was in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on official visit with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and at the invitation of the PRC State Administration for Religious Affairs.