September 15, 2012
He gave the local priests money for buying church utencils.
The Patriarch started his visit to Sendai with holding a service in the Annunciation Cathedral. Local residents who lost their families and property as a result of the disaster attended the service.
Patriarch Kirill said that Sendai played a very important role in Japanese Christianity. Orthodox Christianity first came there from Hokkaido in the 19th century when Archbishop Nicholas of Japan organised several Christian communities.