Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Moscow Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of Patriarch's Enthronement

On the second anniversary of his enthronement Patriarch Kirill (Gundyayev) of Moscow and All Rus' concelebrated the Divine Liturgy in Moscow's Christ the Savior Church with the permanent members of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, the representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches to the Moscow Patriarchate, and various other hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church.

During the festive services Bishop Nicon of Lipetsk and Yelets was elevated to the rank of archbishop. Additionally, Archbishop Justinian (Ovchinnikov) of Narofominsk was awarded the Order of St. Innocent of Moscow, Bishops Pitirim of Syktyvkar, Seraphim (Melkonyan) of Baltiysk, and George (Schaefer) of Mayfield the Order of St. Seraphim of Sarov, and Bishop Seraphim of Sendai the Order of St. Daniel of Moscow.

More on the celebrations can be found here.

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