On Saturday, February 1, the 11th anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was joined by representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches, autonomous and self-governing Churches under the Moscow Patriarchate, members of the Holy Synod, heads of metropolitanates, and dozens of hierarchs and clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church in celebrating Divine Liturgy in Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow.
Singing at Divine Liturgy was the Patriarchal Choir of Christ the Savior Cathedral (conductor I.B. Tolkachev) and the brotherhood choir of the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (conductor Archimandrite Gleb (Kozhevnikov)).
His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev & All Ukraine, read aloud a congratulatory address from the members of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church to Patriarch Kyrill, then presenting the His Holiness with gifts from the Holy Synod – a hierarchal mantle and a bouquet of flowers.
Patriarch Kyrill then addressed all those present at the service with a Primatial sermon.
Materials from the official website of the Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia.
Translation by the Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese.