Patriarch Kirill ceases commemoration of Archbishop of Cyprus. to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics. from 1995 to 1999 – member of the Russian organizing committee for events commemorating the 1941–1945 Great Patriotic War; from 1996 to 2000 – member of the supervisory board of the 50th Anniversary of the Victory foundation; from 2006 to 2008 – leader of the working group for elaborating a Basic Teaching of the Russian Orthodox Church on Human Dignity, Freedom and Rights. From 26 December 1984, he was Archbishop of Smolensk and Vyazma. On January 27, 2009, the Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church elected him Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. From 1988 he became Archbishop of Smolensk and Kaliningrad. [40] The profits of this operation allegedly under Kirill's direction were estimated to have totaled $1.5 billion by sociologist Nikolai Mitrokhin in 2004, and at $4 billion by The Moscow News in 2006. In 1984, he became Archbishop of Smolensk and Vyazma. from 1994 to 1996 – member of Russian Foreign Ministry council for foreign policy and the prominent importer of alcohol and tobacco into Russia; from 1995 to 2000 – chairman of the Synodal working group for elaborating a Concept of the Russian Orthodox Church on church-state relations and problems of modern society as a whole. The Patriarch confirmed his ownership of the dusty apartment in a private conversation with journalist Vladimir Solovyov. 1. What is more likely is that profits from the importation of tobacco and cigarettes have been used for urgent, pressing Church expenses. [31], When Kirill was elected Patriarch on 27 January 2009, by the Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church by secret vote he gained 508 out of 702 votes and enthroned during liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow on 1 February 2009 the service was attended, among others, by President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev and prime minister Vladimir Putin. The ecclesiastical court of the Yekaterinburg diocese ruled in favor … "[73], In June 2012, Kirill was given the Silver Shoe Award (given in Russia each year "for the most dubious achievements in show business") for "immaculate disappearance of a watch" in the category "Miracles up to the elbows". Retrieved on 10 November 2016, Pussy Riot Were Wrong -- by Dennis Sewell at, Pussy? [72] From December 26, 1984, he was appointed as Archbishop of Smolensk and Vyazma. Order of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, I degree (Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2011) [7], Gold Medal of St. Innocent (2009, The Orthodox Church in America) [8], The Order of St. Gregory of Parumala (Syrian Orthodox Church(, Order of St. Gregory the Illuminator (Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenia, 2010) [10], Order "Sheikh ul-Islam" (Caucasian Muslims Office, 2011) [11], 2nd class (20 November 2006) – for his great personal contribution to the spiritual and cultural traditions and strengthening friendship between peoples, 3rd class (11 August 2000) – for outstanding contribution to the strengthening of civil peace and the revival of spiritual and moral traditions, Medal "50 Years of Victory in Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945. Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia. And thank you for offering me this opportunity to have a meeting with you, Mr President. [4], On 12 September 1971, Kirill was elevated to the rank of archimandrite and was posted as a representative of the Russian Orthodox Church to the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia (secular name Vladimir M. Gundyaev) was born on November 20, 1946, in Leningrad. Your Graces the archpastors, venerable fathers, all-honourable monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters: MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 18, 2019: Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia conducts the service of the Great Blessing of Waters on the eve of Orthodox Epiphany at the Church of Transfiguration of Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem (retranslated): Thank you very much, Mr President for your warm welcome. "[40] The duty-free importation of cigarettes ended in 1997. [14][15] This was the first meeting between a pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch. His elder brother, Archpriest Nikolay Gundyaev, is a professor at Leningrad Theological Academy and rector of the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in St. Petersburg. In 1971 he was appointed representative of the Moscow Patriarchate at the World Council of … OK Freedom and Responsibility Paperback – April 15, 2011 been doing their duty selflessly. 60-летие митрополита Кирилла через призму украинских церковных проблем", http://portal-credo.ru/site/?act=news&id=49589&type=view, Митрополит Кирилл после Украины. Paschal Message of Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church. On April 3, 1969, Metropolitan Nikodim (Rotov) of Leningrad and Novgorod tonsured him with the name of Kirill and on April 7 ordained him as hierodeacon and on June 1 as hieromonk. Baczynska, Gabriela; Heneghan, Tom (6 October 2016). On November 29, 2020, the 25th Sunday after Pentecost, the commemoration day of the Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia officiated the Divine Liturgy at St. Alexander Nevsky Church near Peredelkino, reports the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church. We have a group of clerics who are working in clinics. As reported by RIA news agency, the 73-year-old Patriarch of Moscow stated that he could not participate in the prayers with his congregation due to medical instructions to remain isolated. In 2012, Kirill's visit to Poland advanced greatly relations with the Roman Catholic hierarchy of Poland. The Patriarch of Moscow, even in his condolence message, did not miss the opportunity to attack the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and use the untimely loss of the head of the Church of Serbia to promote the positions of the Russian Church. Moscow, December 16, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has congratulated Joe Biden on winning the United States presidential election and expressed readiness for cooperation with America's new leader. In 1976 Kirill was consecrated Bishop of Vyborg. “God bestowed on the Church of … Kyrill (Gundyayev) of Moscow. [44][45], Three female members of the feminist group Pussy Riot were arrested in March 2012 for performing a brief song in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow during which they called on the Virgin Mary to "chase Putin out". [62], "I sold my apartment in St. Petersburg, and we paid the required sum", said Shevchenko's son, also Yury, in early April 2012. His father, Rev. the fall of patriarch kirill of moscow Patriarch Kirill’s juggernaut has come to a shuddering halt. [49][55] It was also said that few people had known this feminist group before their act in the Cathedral. from 1989 to 2009. The award found a pained reaction from representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church met online today under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. On November 13, 1989, he was appointed the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations and a Permanent Member of the Holy Synod. [65], Patriarch Kirill holds a Christmas service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, 6 January 2011, Patriarch Kirill attends a ceremony to unveil the Wall of Grief monument to victims of Stalinist repressions in October 2017, In 2012, Kirill was accused of wearing a Swiss Breguet watch worth over £20,000 (USD $30,000). Your Graces the archpastors, venerable fathers, all-honourable monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters: CHRIST IS RISEN! [4], In 1971 he was appointed representative of the Moscow Patriarchate at the World Council of Churches and has been actively involved in the ecumenical activity of the Russian Orthodox Church since then. On February 25, 1991, Archbishop Kirill was elevated to the rank of Metropolitan. [23][24][25], Kirill "heartily congratulated"[26] Alexander Lukashenko for winning the Belarusian presidency in 2010[27][28][29] by an apparent 80% majority, in elections marred by violence[30] and accusations of intimidation and vote rigging. [17] In addition on 6 October 2011, at the request of the Patriarch, the Holy Synod introduced the metropoly (Russian: митрополия, mitropoliya), administrative structure bringing together neighboring eparchies. [47] The song contained swear words and offending the Church itself, as well as it was performed in the part of church near the altar where no laymen are allowed to enter. [60] The Patriarch himself then said he thought it to be inappropriate to forgive Shevchenko. (Addressing Vladimir Putin.) [1] Patriarch Kirill has backed the expansion of Russian power into Crimea and eastern Ukraine. Лукашенко с переизбранием на пост Президента Республики Беларусь / Патриарх / Патриархия.ru, Patriarch Kirill wishes Lukashenko to invariably develop fraternal relations with Russia, http://www.economist.com/node/17800131?story_id=17800131, "Protesters try to storm government HQ in Belarus", https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12029814, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7863385.stm, Патриарх Кирилл призвал Церковь и государство к взаимодействию, Miedwiediew: Państwo będzie wspierało Cerkiew, Архипастыри — участники Поместного Собора присутствовали на приеме в Георгиевском зале Большого кремлевского дворца, Приём от имени Президента России в честь архиереев – участников Поместного собора Русской православной церкви, Слово Святейшего Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла после интронизации 1 февраля 2009 года в соборном Храме Христа Спасителя, "Russian patriarch calls Putin era "miracle of God"", https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFTRE81722Y20120208, Митрополит Смоленский и Калининградский Кирилл, Tribulations, trials and Troubles for the Russian Orthodox Church, Уходящий год ознаменовался историческим событием: две разделенные части Православной Церкви — Русская Православная Церковь (РПЦ) и Русская Православная Церковь Заграницей (РПЦЗ) — подписали Акт о каноническом общении, Митрополит Кирилл: «Пусть благословенье Божье пребывает со всеми нами», Бывший глава налоговой службы России опровергает слухи о причастности митрополита Кирилла к торговле алкоголем и табаком, "Plight of punk rockers turns Russians against the Church", https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/plight-of-punk-rockers-turns-russians-against-the-church-7619191.html, Pussy Riot sentenced to two years in prison colony for hooliganism | Music, Open letter of Fr. 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