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 - 10:57
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 - 8:23
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.
On April 7, 2012, the Day of the Annunciation, which this year has coincided with Lazarus Saturday, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relation, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of Sts Cosmas and Damian the Unmercenary and Wonder-Workers at Shubino in Moscow. It was also the day when the church celebrated the patronal feast of its central altar.