Orthodox Churches

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin

On 24 May 2012, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece met with the Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Throne Hall of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece to come to the Russian Orthodox Church for an official visit

Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece to come to the Russian Orthodox Church for an official visit

The first visit by His Beatitude Ieronymos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, to the Russian Orthodox Church will take place from May 23 to 30, 2012.

On May 24, the Ascension Day and the commemoration day of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Archbishop Hieronymus of Athens of All Greece will celebrate the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Assumption in the Moscow Kremlin. Archbishop Ieronymos will also take part in the opening of the Days of Slavic Literature and Culture.

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill officiates at Divine Liturgy in Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on 5th anniversary of reunification of Russian Church Abroad with Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill officiates at Divine Liturgy in Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on 5th anniversary of reunification of Russian Church Abroad with Russian Orthodox Church
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill officiates at Divine Liturgy in Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on 5th anniversary of reunification of Russian Church Abroad with Russian Orthodox Church
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill officiates at Divine Liturgy in Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on 5th anniversary of reunification of Russian Church Abroad with Russian Orthodox Church
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill officiates at Divine Liturgy in Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on 5th anniversary of reunification of Russian Church Abroad with Russian Orthodox Church

On 20 May 2012, the sixth Sunday of Pascha, Sunday of the Blind Man, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia officiated at the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. Concelebrating at the service marking the fifth anniversary of the reunification of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) with the Russian Orthodox Church was the delegation of the ROCOR.

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates a prayer service in the Annunciation Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin on the day of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as President of Russian Federation

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates a prayer service in the Annunciation Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin on the day of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as President of Russian Federation
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates a prayer service in the Annunciation Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin on the day of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as President of Russian Federation
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates a prayer service in the Annunciation Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin on the day of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as President of Russian Federation
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates a prayer service in the Annunciation Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin on the day of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as President of Russian Federation

On 7 May 2012, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated a prayer service on the occasion of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as President of the Russian Federation.

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church met the Russian President and his wife at the entrance to the Cathedral of the Annunciation.

After the litany, during which a special prayer was lifted up for Russian President Vladimir Putin, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill said a prayer for the head of the Russian state to govern the country in peace and lead it to prosperity.

Members of the Russian Orthodox Holy Synod attend the Parade on the Red Square

Members of the Russian Orthodox Holy Synod attend the Parade on the Red Square

On 9 May 2012, members of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church: Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna; Metropolitan Varsonofiy of Saransk and Mordovia, chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate; Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, attended the military parade on the Red Square marking the Victory Day.

Among those invited to attend the parade were archpriest Dimitry Smirnov, head of the Synodal Department for Relations with the Army and Law Enforcement Agencies; archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, chairman of the Synodal Department for Church-Society Relations; representatives of the traditional confessions of Russia; and members of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations.

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov

On 28 April 2012, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov at the premises of the Council of Ministers.
Taking part in the meeting on behalf of the Russian Orthodox Church were Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR); Bishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administrative Secretariat; Mr. Vladimir Legoida, chairman of the Synodal Information Department; archpriest Nikolai Balashov, DECR deputy chairman; archpriest Igor Yakimchuk, DECR secretary for inter-Orthodox relations; hegumen Filipp (Vasiltsev), rector of the metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church; and M. Kuksov, acting head of His Holiness’s personal secretariat.