Ten Years as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

A Photo Chronicle

On Friday, February 1, the commemoration day of St. Mark of Ephesus, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russian celebrated the tenth anniversary of his enthronement as primate. A festal Liturgy was celebrated at Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral with his guests— primates and representatives from ten other Local Churches and the autonomous and self-governing bodies of the Moscow Patriarchate and a host of hierarchs from the Russian Orthodox Church.

The service was led by His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East, Pat. Kirill, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, His Beatitude Metropolitan Rostislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, and His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada.

These photographs of the event were used from the official site of the Moscow Patriarchate, Patriarchia.ru

An American Orthodox3/3/2019 11:06 pm
May God grant the Russian Patriarch and all other Patriarchs and bishops who concelebrated with him many years! I pray that you continue to follow the teachings, path, spirit of St. Mark of Ephesus and resist the ecumenism and lies of the Roman Catholic Church and her allies, such as the Patriarch of Constantinople! The Eastern and Western Churches are not two lungs of the True Church! There is only one True Church, only Church that has remained faithful to the Councils: The Eastern Orthodox Church! And the Patriarchs and bishops in this Liturgy are bearing witness to this Truth!
John D.2/11/2019 9:26 pm
From his(St.John Maximovitch)theological writings...The chief characteristic...is freedom.He is entirely immersed in the Orthodox tradition,and he is himself a source of true Orthodox theology,no kind of foreign influences or any overemphasis on one part of tradition because of some controversy.This makes him especially valuable as an authority on something which is very much discussed today in the English language:the so-called Western influence on Orthodox theology...he wrote on iconography...he emphasizes the true Orthodox iconographic style,but at the same time he is not too upset about Western-style icons...as long as they are blessed to be in the Church.-Blessed Fr. Seraphim Rose
Rdr Andreas Moran2/7/2019 6:49 pm
Re post by Anon. As far as I understand it, Russian icons (as in Greece) fell under western influence so that the original paintings in Christ the Saviour Cathedral were in the nineteenth century manner which showed that influence, and when the Cathedral was rebuilt, the original paintings, like the architecture and decorations, were reproduced as they were. It may be thought regrettable that stylistic fidelity to the originals won out over canonical iconography.
anthony2/5/2019 8:05 pm
Hello! This was a marvellous photo gallery! Thanks for sharing! Could I share my fave memory on this day of St Mark of Ephesus! Rejoice! http://www.atimes.com/article/millennium-after-split-pope-and-russian-patriarch-embrace-in-cuba//
Anon.2/5/2019 7:45 pm
It is unusual to see Russian icons in the realistic (perspective and shadow) style.
May God grant many more years to our Patriarch!
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