Patriarch Kirill

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Putin gives Patriarch Kirill birthday present

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his birthday. Putin presented the Patriarch with a painting by Vladimir Lapovok titled The …

Millions of Christians worldwide celebrate Easter

Millions of people worldwide are celebrating the main Christian holiday, Easter Sunday. This year the Orthodox Christian Church and the Catholic Church are celebrating Easter on the same day. The next time when the two Churches share Easter …

Russia celebrates Christmas

Today Russia celebrates Christmas, which is one of two most important religious holidays along with Easter. Patriarch Kirill congratulated Orthodox Christians after a midnight service at the Cathedral …

 Moscow pays last respect to Ambassador Andrey Karlov

Moscow staged a memorial ceremony on Thursday for the Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, who was gunned down in Ankara on Monday. Diplomats and family members gathered at the Russian Foreign Ministry in central …

Russian patriarch blesses new Paris church

The patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church is consecrating a new church near the Eiffel Tower, FOX News reported. Patriarch Kirill is presiding over a blessing ceremony Sunday in the Saint Trinity Church on the …

Today marks first anniversary of Sinai plane crash

Participants of Russia’s High Church Council meeting chaired by the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, paid tribute to the memory of the Russian A321 plane crash victims that …

Ilia II to visit Russia

Georgian Patriarch Ilia II plans to visit Moscow on November 18. Catholicos will visit Russia at the invitation of Russian Patriarch Kirill. The meetings with representatives of the …