Festive events in connection with the 70th anniversary of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill in Moscow on 18 November, two days before the anniversary of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Friday afternoon in the Patriarchal Museum of religious art in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior (CSU) opened dedicated to the jubilee exhibition “Son of the Church”, reports the website of the Patriarchate. Cyril himself, meanwhile, met at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in the Danilov monastery with the journalists of the Russian informants and the number of periodicals regularly covering its activities.
During the celebrations a series of talks Kirill meets with heads and representatives of local Orthodox churches which participated in it on 20 November, the day of his 70th anniversary, will conduct the Liturgy at CSU, transfers “Interfax-Religion”.
On the eve of the anniversary of Cyril asked the abbots of the temples of the capital not give him flowers for a birthday, but instead donate money to the Moscow Church of the hospital of St. Alexis.
Central TV channels show films about Cyril
Central national television channels show movies and programs on occasion of the jubilee of the Patriarch. On the morning of November 19, TVC will show the documentary “Mystery of salvation” with the participation of the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin, TV presenter Nikolay Drozdov, the historian Natalia Narochnitskaya, reports the website of the ROC.
November 20 afternoon in the First channel will show the documentary “We are all equal before God.” According to its authors, in the picture are all ideas and meanings “constructed and solved on the basis of their own experience of the Patriarch, own understanding, own emotional experience”.
On the same day shortly before midnight on the channel “Russia 1″ will see the premiere of the film “the Patriarch”.
Kremlin chef to help bake for the Patriarch cake
On November 19 in “Arena” the Orthodox youth of the capital under the leadership of the President of the culinary Association of Russia Viktor Belyaev, who for more than 30 years working as a cook in the Kremlin and was the head of the plant power “Kremlin”, gift prepare the cake for the anniversary of the Patriarch.
Culinary gift to the head will be awarded on 20 November, after the solemn Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, reports the Patriarchal press service.
Patriarch Kirill (in the world Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyaev) was born on 20 November 1946 in Leningrad. The priest in third generation. A student of Metropolitan of Leningrad and Novgorod Nikodim (Rotov), which largely laid the foundations of modern dialogue of Christians of different denominations.
The future head of the Russian Orthodox Church graduated from the Leningrad theological Academy and later became its rector, was the representative of the Moscow Patriarchate at the world Council of churches. Since 1989 headed the Synodal Department for external Church relations, for more than 20 years ruled the Smolensk and Kaliningrad diocese.
The enthronement of Patriarch Kirill took place on 1 February 2009. During his leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church in the national school curriculum included teaching the basics of religious cultures, within the armed forces, the government had established the Institute of military priests, religious diplomas are acknowledged at the state level.
When Patriarch Kirill held a historic meeting of the head of the Russian Orthodox Church with the Pope.