Patriarch Kirill’s Ministry in Photographs

admin | 01 February 2014

Five years, hundreds of visits, thousands of kilometers, millions of people… 

Fifty moments from the life of His Holiness, through the lenses of the press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.

2009

Morning Lenten divine services and the installation of the “Big” bell of the bell tower at the Danilov Monastery.

Morning Lenten divine services and the installation of the “Big” bell of the bell tower at the Danilov Monastery.

Patriarchal ministry in the Protection Convent in Hotkovo and a visit to the community’s orphanage.

Patriarchal ministry in the Protection Convent in Hotkovo and a visit to the community’s orphanage. 

Patriarchal ministry on the Feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos.

Patriarchal ministry on the Feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos.

Visit of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill, to St. Petersburg. Memorial service at the grace of His Holiness’ parents.

Patriarchal ministry on Great Saturday. Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. 

Dedication of gravestones of A. I. Denikin, I. A. Ilyn, and I. S. Shmelev at the cemetery at Donskoi Monastery.

Dedication of gravestones of A. I. Denikin, I. A. Ilyn, and I. S. Shmelev at the cemetery at Donskoi Monastery.

Presentation by His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill, to students of higher educational institutions of St. Petersburg in the Ice Palace.

Visit of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill, to the boarding school of St. Sergius of Radonezh in Toporkovo, near Moscow.

Laying of the foundation of a church in honor of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos in Yasenevo.

Patriarchal visit to Ukraine. Day seven. The Divine Liturgy in the St. Vladimir Cathedral in Chersoneses.

Patriarchal visit to Belarus. Day two. Visit to the House of Charity in Minsk.

2010

Meeting of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill, with teachers and students of the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute.

Traditional visit of His Holiness the Patriarch to Moscow churches on Great Saturday.

Patriarchal ministry on Great Thursday. Divine Liturgy and the rite of the washing of the feet in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

Visit of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill, to Azerbaijan. Visiting the Caucasian Muslims Office.

Visit of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill, to Azerbaijan. Visiting the Caucasian Muslims Office.

Primatial visit to the Karelian Diocese. Litia on the place of mass executions in Sandarmokh.

Patriarchal visit to the Tver Diocese. Visit to the Center for the Spiritual Growth of Children and Youth in Staritsa.

Patriarchal visit to the Tver Diocese. Visit to the Center for the Spiritual Growth of Children and Youth in Staritsa.

The monastic tonsure of Archpriest Arkady Shatov.

Patriarchal visit to Ukraine. Visit to the “Yuzhmash” production facility in Dnepropetrovsk.

Patriarchal visit to Ukraine. Visit to the “Yuzhmash” production facility in Dnepropetrovsk.

Planting a tree in the Dormition Patriarchal Monastery in Odessa.

Planting a tree in the Dormition Patriarchal Monastery in Odessa.

Visit to the 76th Air Assault Division in Pskov.

Visit to the 76th Air Assault Division in Pskov.

Visit to the A. N. Bakulev Scientific Center of Cardiovascular Surgery. 

Visit of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill, to the Y. A. Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Center.

Patriarchal visit to Ukraine. Moleben [supplicatory service] at the Kiev-Caves Lavra before the wonder-working Seraphim-Divyeevo Icon of the Mother of God.

Presenting a gift to a disabled child during his visit to Ukraine.

At the Protection Church in the city of Lukoyanov in the Nizhny Novgorod region.

2011

Visit of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill, to the psychoneurologic section of the Filatov Children’s Hospital on the Feast of the Nativity.

Patriarchal ministry in the Protection Stauropegial Monastery on Tuesday of the first week of Great Lent.

Bringing out of the Holy Fire on the Feast of Christ’s Resurrection.

Visit to the Donbass Arena in Donetsk.

Visit to the village of Obrochnoe in Mordovia.

2012

Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior on the anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill.

Presentation by His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill, of awards to participants of the hockey mini-tournament on Red Square.

Moleben in the Annunciation Cathedral on the day of President Putin’s inauguration.

Visit of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill, to Krymsk.

Blessing of the Jordan.

2013

Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior on the fourth anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill.

Moleben at the beginning of the consecration of myrrh in the Donskoi Monastery.

Patriarchal visit to China. Visiting the Great Wall of China.

Visit of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill, to Greece. Visiting the Xylourgos Skete.

Patriarchal visit to Estonia. Laying a wreath on the Bronze Soldier monument in Tallinn.

Consecration of a memorial to St. Phillip of Moscow and to the Holy Right-Believing Prince Igor of Chernigov in Peredelkino.

Visit of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Russian Research Center of Surgery.

Patriarchal ministry in the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg. Solemn meeting of the Cross of St. Andrew the First-Called.

Meeting of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill, with a delegation from the Georgian Orthodox Church.

Moleben on Vladimir Hill in Kiev marking the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’.

Conciliar service of Primates and bishops of the Local Orthodox Churches in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior on St. Olga’s Day.

Patriarchal visit to the Khanty-Mansiysk Diocese. Consecration of a floating chapel-beacon at the confluence of the Ob and Irtysh Rivers.

Visit of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill, to the Christmas festivities at the State Kremlin Palace.

The Gifts of the Magi in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Patriarchal ministry on the Feast of the Nativity of Christ.

Photos: S. Vlasov, V. Hodakov, K. Novotarsky, V. Kornyushin. O. Varov, Priest I. Palkin.

 

 

 

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