Moscow, May 25, 2022
Parish donations in honor of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow’s name’s day will be used to purchase necessary medical equipment for a hospital in the city of Gorlovka in the disputed Donetsk People’s Republic.
In particular, the donations, offered in lieu of flowers, will be used to purchase a modern X-ray machine, reports the Synodal Department for Charity and Social Service.
The Patriarch first began calling for donations to the needy instead of the traditional flowers for his birthday, name’s day, Christmas, and Pascha six years ago.
In 2016, the funds collected for his name’s day were used to purchase new medical equipment for the Church’s St. Alexei Hospital in Moscow, in 2017 they went toward suffering Syrians and the Moscow hospital, and in 2018, thanks to donations on the anniversary of the Patriarch’s enthronement, the hospital received a new reanimobile.