On 15 November 2011, the last day of his official visit to the Patriarchate of Antioch, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the Balamand Monastery of the Dormition of Our Lady.
On November 14, 2011, in the course of his official visit to the Patriarchate of Antioch, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited St. George’s Cathedral in Beirut. There was a multitude of the faithful – Orthodox Arabs and people from the Russian diaspora in Lebanon.
On 13 November 2011, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius of Antioch and All the East officiated at the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Assumption in the capital of Syria. The service was celebrated in the Arabic and Church Slavonic languages.
On 12 November 2011, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church concluded the first day of his visit to the Patriarchate of Antioch with a visit to the Church of St. Ignatius the God-Bearer in Damascus – the Representation of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of the Great City of Antioch and All the East.
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia is expected to visit Syria and Lebanon from November 12-15, Moscow Patriarchate spokesman Archpriest Vladimir Vigilyansky told Interfax-Religion on Friday.
"The program of the Russian Patriarch's visits is being detailed now. By tradition, after election patriarchs visit all local Orthodox Churches," he said.
Today, 9 November 2011, a new shrine for the holy relics of Saint Great Martyr Mina at Saint Mina –Vergu church was consecrated by the Patriarch of Romania in the historical chapel of the Patriarchal Residence.