Patriarch Kirill leads a prayer vigil in defence of faith, profaned shrines, the Church and her good name24. April 2012 - 12:02
On April 22, 2012, the Sunday of St. Thomas, after the liturgy at the Church of Christ the Saviour, a prayer vigil was held at its northern porch in defence of faith, profaned shrines the Church and her good name.
Before the prayer service, the ark with a piece of the Lord’s Robe and a Nail from the Lord’s Cross was brought out of the church together with several shrines which had been subjected to profanation, including the veneration cross from the Cathedral of the Intercession in the city of Nevinnomyssk near Stavropol, icons from the church of St. Prokopius the Righteous in Velikiy Ustyug near Vologda and the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan from the church of St. George the Victorious in Velikiy Ustyug, which had been shoot through by bullets in the 20s of the 20th century.
On the second Sunday of Easter, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates the Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and officiates at the consecration of Archimandrite Varnava as Bishop of Vyksa24. April 2012 - 11:57
On 22 April 2012, the Sunday of St Thomas, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
During the Liturgy the Patriarch officiated at the consecration of Archimandrite Varnava (Baranov) as Bishop of Vyksa and Pavlovo.
On Easter Sunday, April 15, 2012, His All-Holiness presided over the Agape Vespers Service at the Patriarchal Church of St. George.
On Sunday, April 15, 2012, thousands of pilgrims participated at the Resurrection Service presided over by His All-Holiness at the Patriarchal Church of St. George.
On Holy Friday, April 13, 2012, His All-Holiness presided over the Epitaphios Service together with Archbishop Leo of Finland, Metropolitans Geron Constantine of Nicaea, Augustine of Germany, Demetrios of Sebasteia, Joseph of Proikonnisos, Meliton of Philadelphia, Theoliptos of Iconium, Yurij of Winnipeg, Kallistos of Diokleia, and Bishop Gregory of Mesaoria, at the Patriarchal of St. George.
Bishop Nestor lays the foundation of a new church dedicated to the Nativity of Virgin Mary at the Russian Seminary in Paris20. April 2012 - 9:23
On April 15, 2012, the Pascha of Christ, Bishop Nestor of Chersonese attended the Great Vespers at the chapel of the Russian Seminary in Paris. The rector of the seminary, Father Alexander Sinyakov celebrated, assisted by professors and students in holy orders.
In conclusion of the vespers, the clergy and worshippers went in a procession with the cross to the place in the seminary’s park where a wooden church dedicated to the Nativity of Virgin Mary is to be built. Bishop Nestor celebrated the rite of the laying of foundation for the new church, the website of the Diocese of Chersonese has reported.