On 2 September 1977, he was elevated to the rank of archbishop. [14][15] This was the first meeting between a pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch. His mother, Raisa V. Gundyaeva, a teacher of German, died in 1984. Still, contact with Benedict XVI was characterized as greatly warm and with mutual respect with relations between the churches following. [46] This sparked criticism of the Orthodox Church on the Runet for not showing mercy, while Amnesty International described the women as "prisoners of conscience". Moscow, November 20, 2020. frontnews.eu . Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem (retranslated): Thank you very much, Mr President for your warm welcome. "I was looking at that picture and suddenly I understood - it was a collage! [64], Most of the reports in the media tended to be critical of Patriarch Kirill and laughing at the claims that the dust was harmful, saying that it was just sand and it would have been far more efficient to just hire a maid to vacuum it up. Patriarch KirillKirill Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia:The Church has joined in the general efforts very actively. Prince Vladimir 2nd class (16 September 1973), Order of St. Sergius of Radonezh, 1st and 2nd class, Order of St. Innocent Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomna, 2nd class, Order of St. Alexis the Metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia, 2nd class, Named Panagia (1988) – for active participation in the preparation and conduct of the Jubilee celebrations of the 1000th anniversary of Christianity in Russia, Order of Saint Anthony and Theodosius of the Caves, 1st class (UOC-MP, 2006), Order of Saint Stephen the Great pious governor, 2nd class (Orthodox Church of Moldova, 2006) – in recognition of diligent service, and the glory of the Orthodox Church in Moldova, Silver Jubilee Medal of St. Apostle Peter (St. Petersburg diocese, 2003), Order in honour of the 450th anniversary of bringing the land Pochayiv Volyn icons (UOC-MP, 2009), Order of St. Theodosius of Chernigov (Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 2011). On March 14, 1976, Archimandrite Kirill was consecrated Bishop of Vyborg, Vicar of the Leningrad Diocese. From 1988 he became the Archbishop of Smolensk and Kaliningrad. (Addressing Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.) 2.9K likes. Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus' - Wikipedia From 26 December 1984, he was Archbishop of Smolensk and Vyazma. from 1994 to 1996 – member of Russian Foreign Ministry council for foreign policy and the prominent importer of alcohol and tobacco into Russia; from 1995 to 2000 – chairman of the Synodal working group for elaborating a Concept of the Russian Orthodox Church on church-state relations and problems of modern society as a whole. On November 20, 2020, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Right-Believing Prince Alexander Nevsky in the monastery of the same name near Peredelkino in the Moscow Region. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent condolences to the President of the Lebanese Republic, Mr. Michel Aoun, and to His Beatitude Patriarch John X of the Great Antioch and All the East over the death of people in the explosion at Beirut’s port. the fall of patriarch kirill of moscow Patriarch Kirill’s juggernaut has come to a shuddering halt. since 2008 – chairman of the Economy and Ethics experts council under the department for external church relations (now the Economy and Ethics experts council under the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia). After finishing the secondary school eighth grade, Vladimir Gundyaev got a job in the Leningrad Geological Expedition and worked for it from 1962 to 1965 as cartographer, combining work with studies at secondary school. On 13 November 1989, he was appointed chairman of the department for external church relations and permanent member of the Holy Synod. His father, Rev. [6][7] On 29 December, when talking to journalists, he said he was opposed to any reforms of a liturgical or doctrinal nature in the Church. Retrieved on 10 November 2016, Pussy Riot Were Wrong -- by Dennis Sewell at, Pussy? His elder brother, Archpriest Nikolay Gundyaev, is a professor at Leningrad Theological Academy and rector of the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in St. Petersburg. In an interview with Vladimir Solovyov, Kirill said that he owned a Breguet, among other gifts, but he had never worn it. been doing their duty selflessly. 1. [11]) He was enthroned on 1 February 2009. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia . The Patriarch of Moscow, even in his condolence message, did not miss the opportunity to attack the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and use the untimely loss of the head of the Church of Serbia to promote the positions of the Russian Church. (Addressing Vladimir Putin.) His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia (secular name Vladimir M. Gundyaev) was born on November 20, 1946, in Leningrad. The Patriarch confirmed his ownership of the dusty apartment in a private conversation with journalist Vladimir Solovyov. This] shows their political and also anti-Russian motives. [16], Patriarch Kirill introduced significant changes in the administrative structure of the Church: On 27 July 2011 the Holy Synod of the Church established the Central Asian Metropolitan District, reorganizing the structure of the Church in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. From 1970 to 1971 Father Kirill taught Dogmatic Theology and acted as rector’s assistant for students’ affairs at the Leningrad Theological Schools and at the same time worked as personal secretary to Metropolitan Nikodim and supervising instructor of the first-grade seminarians. [46] The women were arrested for hooliganism[46] and were later sentenced to two years' imprisonment. On November 29, 2020, the 25th Sunday after Pentecost, the commemoration day of the Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia officiated the Divine Liturgy at St. Alexander Nevsky Church near Peredelkino, reports the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church. Source: Patriarchate of Moscow The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has approved the decision to excommunicate former Schema-Hegumen Sergii Romanov. He said that those who were demonstrating for democratic reform and the rule of law were emitting "ear piercing shrieks"[38], Journalists of the newspapers Kommersant and Moskovskij Komsomolets accused Kirill of profiteering and abuse of the privilege of duty-free importation of cigarettes granted to the Church in the mid-1990s and dubbed him "Tobacco Metropolitan". [1] Patriarch Kirill has backed the expansion of Russian power into Crimea and eastern Ukraine. Kirill I was elected on 27 January 2009 by the ROC Local Council (the 2009 Pomestny Sobor) as Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus' and Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, with 508 votes out of 700. The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church met online today under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The award found a pained reaction from representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church. [40] In his 2002 interview with Izvestia, Metropolitan Kirill called the allegations about his profiteering a political campaign against him. [17] In addition on 6 October 2011, at the request of the Patriarch, the Holy Synod introduced the metropoly (Russian: митрополия, mitropoliya), administrative structure bringing together neighboring eparchies. From 1988 he became Archbishop of Smolensk and Kaliningrad. [22], He was criticised by some for the ROC's failures in the Diocese of Sourozh and Ukraine. As many people come and make presents. From 1986 – Administrator of the Parishes in the Kaliningrad Region. His grandfather, Rev. "[40] The duty-free importation of cigarettes ended in 1997. from 1995 to 1999 – member of the Russian organizing committee for events commemorating the 1941–1945 Great Patriotic War; from 1996 to 2000 – member of the supervisory board of the 50th Anniversary of the Victory foundation; from 2006 to 2008 – leader of the working group for elaborating a Basic Teaching of the Russian Orthodox Church on Human Dignity, Freedom and Rights. and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father and the fellowship of the holy Spirit be with all of you” (2 Cor 13:13). [72] His father, Rev. As the Primate of the Russian Orthodox … Your Graces the archpastors, venerable fathers, all-honourable monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters: CHRIST IS RISEN! In May 2017, he likened it to Nazism and referred it as threat to family values during a visit to Kyrgyzstan. Kyrill (Gundyayev) of Moscow. He was elevated to the rank of Archimandrite on September 12, 1971. His father, Rev. [65], Patriarch Kirill holds a Christmas service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, 6 January 2011, Patriarch Kirill attends a ceremony to unveil the Wall of Grief monument to victims of Stalinist repressions in October 2017, In 2012, Kirill was accused of wearing a Swiss Breguet watch worth over £20,000 (USD $30,000). "[73], In June 2012, Kirill was given the Silver Shoe Award (given in Russia each year "for the most dubious achievements in show business") for "immaculate disappearance of a watch" in the category "Miracles up to the elbows". After graduation from school, he entered the Leningrad Seminary and later the Leningrad Theological Academy, from which he graduated cum laude in 1970. Patriarch Kirill of Russia. Among other things, Patriarch Kirill expressed his condolences on behalf of himself and the entire Russian Church. Pravoslavie.ru congratulated him on that day, and OrthoChristian.com would also like, albeit belatedly, to congratulate His Holiness and wish him many more profitable years in service to God’s Church! What is more likely is that profits from the importation of tobacco and cigarettes have been used for urgent, pressing Church expenses. [4] After graduation from school, he entered the Leningrad Seminary and later the Leningrad Theological Academy, from which he graduated cum laude in 1970. [12] However, in a recent statement, Kirill stated that there could be no doctrinal compromise with the Catholic Church, and that discussions with them did not have the goal of seeking unification.[13]. On January 27, 2009, the Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church elected him Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. Allow me to thank you and wish you a happy birthday. In 1977, he became an archbishop. from 1989 to 2009. Patriarch Kirill ceases commemoration of Archbishop of Cyprus. [63], According to the lawsuit, renovation works in Shevchenko's apartment stirred up a lot of dust, which settled on a collection of valuable books owned by Kirill. and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church. On 12 February 2016, Kirill and Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, met at José Martí International Airport near Havana, Cuba, and signed a thirty point joint declaration, prepared in advance, addressing global issues including their hope for re–establishment of full unity, the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, the Syrian Civil War and church organisation in Ukraine. [60] The Patriarch himself then said he thought it to be inappropriate to forgive Shevchenko. On 25 February 1991, Archbishop Kirill was elevated to the rank of metropolitan. [57] At the same time, polls by Levada centre showed that more than half of Russians are also unsupportive for the punk group. [39] The Department for External Church Relations was alleged to have acted as the largest supplier of foreign cigarettes in Russia. [40] The profits of this operation allegedly under Kirill's direction were estimated to have totaled $1.5 billion by sociologist Nikolai Mitrokhin in 2004, and at $4 billion by The Moscow News in 2006. Retrieved on 10 November 2016, Punk Riffs Take on God and Putin -- By Sophia Kishkovsky for, Ballerina Says Pussy Riot Should Clean Toilets -- By Julia Karlysheva for, Am I the only person who thinks Pussy Riot should have been jailed? Order of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, I degree (Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2011) [7], Gold Medal of St. Innocent (2009, The Orthodox Church in America) [8], The Order of St. Gregory of Parumala (Syrian Orthodox Church(, Order of St. Gregory the Illuminator (Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenia, 2010) [10], Order "Sheikh ul-Islam" (Caucasian Muslims Office, 2011) [11], 2nd class (20 November 2006) – for his great personal contribution to the spiritual and cultural traditions and strengthening friendship between peoples, 3rd class (11 August 2000) – for outstanding contribution to the strengthening of civil peace and the revival of spiritual and moral traditions, Medal "50 Years of Victory in Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945. Sergy (Ribko) to Sir Paul McCartney. [31], When Kirill was elected Patriarch on 27 January 2009, by the Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church by secret vote he gained 508 out of 702 votes and enthroned during liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow on 1 February 2009 the service was attended, among others, by President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev and prime minister Vladimir Putin. In 1971 he was appointed representative of the Moscow Patriarchate at the World Council of … In spite of a last-minute flight to Constantinople to try and dissuade the Ecumenical Patiarch Bartholomew from his plan, the latter has decided to grant a Tomos of Autocephely to the so-called Kievan Patriarchate. В минуты «триумфа» не грех вспомнить и о неудачах нынешнего председателя ОВЦС МП, Первые киевские итоги: методы церковной внешней политики РПЦ МП и роль одной личности в одной истории, Патриаршее поздравление А.Г. In 2008, breakaway Bishop Diomid of Anadyr and Chukotka criticized him for associating himself with the Catholic Church. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia and Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church since 1 February 2009 His grandfather, Rev. as chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations. Castro commended Metropolitan Kirill as his ally in combating "American imperialism". [5], On 3 April 1969, Metropolitan Nicodemus (Rotov) of Leningrad and Novgorod tonsured him with the name of Kirill after saint Cyril the Philosopher and on 7 April ordained him as hierodeacon and on 1 June as hieromonk. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia (secular name Vladimir M. Gundyaev) was born on November 20, 1946, in Leningrad. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia (secular name Vladimir M. Gundyaev) was born on November 20, 1946, in Leningrad. Background. On March 22, 2020, on the 3rd Holy Lent Week, The Sunday of the Holy Cross, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St. Mikhail V. Gundyaev, died in 1974. For Patriarch Kirill, the same meeting is an opportunity to overshadow his rival Patriarch Bartholomew, on the international arena, and possibly to gain the Vatican’s stamp of approval on Moscow’s aggressive geopolitics. At the end of the service, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church delivered the following … His Holiness Patriarch Kirill was enthroned on February 1, 2009. In 2012, Kirill's visit to Poland advanced greatly relations with the Roman Catholic hierarchy of Poland. Vasily S. Gundyaev, a Solovki prisoner, was imprisoned and exiled in the 20s, 30s and 40s for his church activity and struggle against Renovationism. It was also stated that "the guilty ones [for the image manipulation] will be punished severely". 60-летие митрополита Кирилла через призму украинских церковных проблем", http://portal-credo.ru/site/?act=news&id=49589&type=view, Митрополит Кирилл после Украины. A cleric should not turn into a personal growth coach or a psychologist, said His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the annual Diocesan meeting of Moscow, held in a video conference format on December 24, 2020, reports Ria.ru. From December 26, 1974, to December 26, 1984, he was rector of the Leningrad Seminary and Theological Academy. [75], In a sermon on Sunday 20 March 2016, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, Kirill said that "Orthodoxy must defend itself" and fight against the "heresy" of human rights, which "contradicted the Bible", without giving details of which human rights he objected to.[76]. [46] In their closing statements, members of Pussy Riot said that Patriarch Kirill had used the church to support the cultural position of Putin's government. From 1971 to 1974, he was Moscow Patriarchate representative at the World Council of Churches in Geneva. Your Graces the archpastors, venerable fathers, all-honourable monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters: [47] The song contained swear words and offending the Church itself, as well as it was performed in the part of church near the altar where no laymen are allowed to enter. In 1991, he became Metropolitan bishop. Since 1978, he has been the manager of the Patriarch's parishes in Finland. [56] Commenting on the case, Kirill said they were "doing the work of Satan" and should be punished. [74], In 2016, Kirill stated that silencing priests that speak against same-sex marriage is similar to censorship, such as those that existed under "Soviet totalitarianism". Patriarch Kirill of Moscow The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, is in quarantine after coming in contact with a case of COVID-19. [44][45], Three female members of the feminist group Pussy Riot were arrested in March 2012 for performing a brief song in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow during which they called on the Virgin Mary to "chase Putin out". OK Freedom and Responsibility Paperback – April 15, 2011 In 1984, he became Archbishop of Smolensk and Vyazma. Mikhail V. Gundyaev, died in 1974. [70] and later one even showed the watch airbrushed out, but with a reflection of it still visible on the table's glossy surface. On February 25, 1991, Archbishop Kirill was elevated to the rank of Metropolitan. [2][3], Kirill was born Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev in Leningrad (present-day Saint Petersburg) on 20 November 1946. His mother, Raisa Gundyaeva, a teacher of German, died in 1984. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed condolences to Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria Sebastian Kurz over the death of people as a result of the terrorist action in Vienna 03.11.2020 11:00 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s message of greeting to participants in XIV Assembly of Russki Mir foundation Please try your request again later. From December 26, 1984, he was appointed as Archbishop of Smolensk and Vyazma. from 1990 to 2000 – chairman of the Holy Synod commission for amendments to the Statute of the Russian Orthodox Church. Official Biography of His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia. Russian Federation, Moscow Head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill leads the traditional Orthodox Christmas Eve mass at Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral on Wednesday, January 6. His Holiness Kyrill (Gundyayev) of Moscow (Кирилл), born as Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev (Владимир Михайлович Гундяев), on November 20, 1946, Leningrad, Soviet Union, is the current Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia . His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia November 20 marked the birthday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. [8] On 27 January 2009, the ROC Local Council (the 2009 Pomestny Sobor) elected Kirill I of Moscow as Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus;[9][10] with 508 votes out of 700. Monogram of the current Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus' , Kirill . Visits and encounters with Roman Catholics in Russia and abroad continue to enjoy support, if tacit, from many Orthodox clergy and lay people. Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia. [50], Pope Benedict XVI, who was the leader of the Catholic Church at the time, has supported the position of the Russian Orthodox Church on this issue. And I found out that in fact there is Breguet watch, so I've never given commentaries that the Patriarch doesn't have it. As reported by RIA news agency, the 73-year-old Patriarch of Moscow stated that he could not participate in the prayers with his congregation due to medical instructions to remain isolated. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia seen ahead of a Moscow Cadet Corps parade on Poklonnaya Hill. Mikhail Gundyaev, died in 1974. There is no evidence that Metropolitan Kirill has actually embezzled funds. The Supreme Authority of the Church charged Kirill with the following functions: Since 1994 Kirill has hosted a weekly Orthodox television program "Слово пастыря" on ORT/Channel One. This article lists the Metropolitans and Patriarchs of Moscow, spiritual heads of the Russian Orthodox Church, since 1308 there have been 59. He is personally supporting bandy. 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