Patriarch Kirill consecrates major cathedral in Russia’s Far East

On Sunday, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill consecrated the Trinity Cathedral in the Far Eastern city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. It took almost ten years to build what is now one of the Kamchatka Peninsula's largest cathedrals. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the five-cupola Trinity Cathedral can simultaneously accommodate at least 1,000 believers. During the Sunday ceremony, Patriarch Kirill expressed hope that the Cathedral will contribute considerably to the Russian Orthodox Church's clout in the region.

Patriarch Kirill preaches among Aleutians

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia first time in history of the Russian Orthodox Church visited Komandor Islands, where he consecrated a place for building St. Nicholas Church on Bering Island at the only village existing there and urged Aleutians and other local residents to search for support in faith, care for their health and set up big families.

Metropolitan Council’s September 20-23 meeting to open with retreat led by Fr. Thomas Hopko

The Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America will hold its fall meeting Monday through Thursday, September 20-23, 2010. The meeting will open with a retreat led by Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of Saint Vladimir's Seminary, Crestwood, NY.

The Patriarch Of Romania “Citizen Of Honour” Of Reşiţa City and “Doctor Honoris Caisa” Of The University Eftimie Murgu

From today, 13 September 2010, forward, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel will be a "citizen of honour" of the county of Caraş-Severin and of Reşiţa city. It was also here that His Beatitude was awarded the title of "Doctor Honoris Causa" of the University of "Efitime Murgu" of Reşiţa city.

Celebration of 20th anniversary of episcopal consecration of Metropolitan Korniliy of Tallinn and All Estonia

On 15 September 2010, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriachate's Department for External Church Relations, currently on a visit to Estonia with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, concelebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky in Tallinn. The liturgy was celebrated to mark the 20th anniversary of the episcopal consecration of Metropolitan Korniliy of Tallinn and Estonia.