Friday, July 3, 2009

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to visit Constantinople

The Newly elected Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church will arrive Saturday July 4, 2009 for a two day visit to the Phanar in Constantinople and meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on their First Official Meeting since Patriarch Kirill was Enthroned early this year. Upon arrival to the Phanar a Doxology Service will be take place welcoming His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and His Entourage, and later the two will meet in private and then the two sides will meet and discuss issues concerning both Churches. His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will host a Dinner in Honor of Patriarch Kirill. On Sunday the two will Co-Celebrate the Holy Liturgy at St. George Catherdral. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill will also visit Ankara on Monday before returning to Moscow on Tuesday.

Archival Photos: Dimitrios Panagos

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