His Holiness was assisted by a great assembly of bishops and priests. Present at the service were benefactors of the church.
After the Ardent Supplication, the Primate of the Russian Church led the congregation in a prayer for peace in Ukraine.
Patriarch Kirill presented the newly-consecrated church with an old icon of the Exaltation of the Honourable and Life-Giving Cross of the Lord.
His Holiness presented a number of clergy with high church awards. He also awarded several secular officials for their assistance in the restoration of St. Clement’s.
The faithful were given small icons of St. Clement with a patriarchal blessing.