The Patriarch’s Photo Album: The Soviet Years

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admin | 21 November 2016
The Patriarch’s Photo Album: The Soviet Years

On November 20, 2016 His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kyrill turned 70 years old.  The press-office of the Patriarch together with Pravmir are offering their readers black-and-white photos of the first years of the service of the Primate of the Russian Church as well as photos that witness to the tragic time in the life of his father and grandfather.

Vasilii Stepanovich Gundiaev, Patriarch Kirill's grandfather.   Prison photo. 1929

Vasilii Stepanovich Gundiaev, Patriarch’s grandfather. Prison photo. 1929

Photo: Mikhail Vasilievich Gundiaev, Patriarch Kirill's father.  Prison photo. 1934

Photo: Mikhail Vasilievich Gundiaev, Patriarch Kirill’s father. Prison photo. 1934

Mikhail Vasilievich and Raisa Vladimirovna Gundiaev, Patriarch Kirill's parents. 1938

Mikhail Vasilievich and Raisa Vladimirovna Gundiaev, Patriarch Kirill’s parents. 1938

Father Mikhail Gundiaev, his son Volodia – the future Holy Patriarch Kirill, Abbess of the Piukhtitsy Convent Angelina (Afanasiev), his daughter Lena, Matushka Raisa, the 1950s

Father Mikhail Gundiaev, his son Volodia – the future Holy Patriarch Kirill, Abbess of the Piukhtitsy Convent Angelina (Afanasiev), his daughter Lena, Matushka Raisa, the 1950s

Priest Vasilii Gundiaev and his spouse Paraskeva Ivanovna at a cemetery in the Obrochnoe village, the 1960s

Priest Vasilii Gundiaev and his spouse Paraskeva Ivanovna at a cemetery in the Obrochnoe village, the 1960s

Priest Vasilii Gundiaev and Archpriest Mikhail Gundiaev, the 1960s

Priest Vasilii Gundiaev and Archpriest Mikhail Gundiaev, the 1960s

Vladimir Gundiaev, the 1960s

Vladimir Gundiaev, the 1960s

The future Patriarch Kirill as Subdeacon to Metropolitan of Leningrad and Novgorod Nikodim (Rotov), the 1960s

The future Patriarch Kirill as Subdeacon to Metropolitan of Leningrad and Novgorod Nikodim (Rotov), the 1960s

Vigil in the church of St. John the Theologian of the Leningrad Theological Academy, the 1970s.

Vigil in the church of St. John the Theologian of the Leningrad Theological Academy, the 1970s.

Vigil in the church of St. John the Theologian of the Leningrad Theological Academy, the 1970s.

Assembly in honour of the 27th anniversary of the Leningrad Theological Academy, 1973.

Kirill, Bishop of Vyborg, Rector of the Leningrad Theological Academy. The 1970s.

Kirill, Bishop of Vyborg, Rector of the Leningrad Theological Academy. The 1970s.

In the church of St. John the Theologian of the Leningrad Theological Academy. The 1970s.

In the church of St. John the Theologian of the Leningrad Theological Academy. The 1970s.

With Metropolitan Nikodim (Rotov), The 1970s.

With Metropolitan Nikodim (Rotov), The 1970s.

Consecration of Archimandrite Kirill as Bishop of Vyborg. March 14, 1976.

Consecration of Archimandrite Kirill as Bishop of Vyborg. March 14, 1976.

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Paschal service in the church of St. John the Theologian of the Leningrad Theological Academy, the 1970s.

With the graduates of the Choral Faculty. Leningrad, the 1970s.

With the graduates of the Choral Faculty. Leningrad, the 1970s.

Greeting a foreign delegation in the Leningrad Theological Academy, the 1970s.

Greeting a foreign delegation in the Leningrad Theological Academy, the 1970s.

Vigil in the church of St. John the Theologian of the Leningrad Theological Academy, the 1970s.

Vigil in the church of St. John the Theologian of the Leningrad Theological Academy, the 1970s.

Greeting a foreign delegation. Leningrad, the 1970s.

Greeting a foreign delegation. Leningrad, the 1970s.

In Kaliningrad, the 1980s.

In Kaliningrad, the 1980s.

A service in the church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord in Smolensk. August 29, 1985.

A service in the church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord in Smolensk. August 29, 1985.

Delivering a sermon in the Smolensk cathedral, the 1980s.

Delivering a sermon in the Smolensk cathedral, the 1980s.

Blessing of the church of St. Nicholas in Kaliningrad. May 22, 1987.

Blessing of the church of St. Nicholas in Kaliningrad. May 22, 1987.

Blessing of the church of St. Nicholas in Kaliningrad. May 22, 1987

Blessing of the church of St. Nicholas in Kaliningrad. May 22, 1987

Celebration in honour of the one-thousand-year anniversary of the Baptism of Russia in the Diocese of Smolensk. 1988.

Celebration in honour of the one-thousand-year anniversary of the Baptism of Russia in the Diocese of Smolensk. 1988.

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