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Слово без дела ― суетно и неплодотворно

Белгород, 17 сентября 2011 года. В праздник обретения мощей и 100-летия прославления святителя Иоасафа, епископа Белгородского, Святейший Патриарх Кирилл возглавил служение Божественной литургии на Соборной площади Белгорода на месте разрушенного Богородице-Рождественского монастыря.

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Проповедь в праздник Покрова Пресвятой Богородицы

Калининград, 14 октября2011 года. В праздник Покрова Пресвятой Владычицы нашей Богородицы и Приснодевы Марии Святейший Патриарх Кирилл совершил Божественную литургию в кафедральном храме Христа Спасителя города Калининграда. За Литургией Предстоятель Русской Церкви и сослужившие Его Святейшеству архиереи совершили хиротонию архимандрита Вениамина (Кириллова) во епископа Ардатовского и Атяшевского.

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Проповедь Патриарха в день преставления прп. Сергия

Сергиев Посад, 8 октября 2011 года. В день преставления преподобного Сергия, игумена Радонежского, всея России чудотворца (1392), Предстоятель Русской Церкви в сослужении сонма архипастырей совершил Божественную литургию в Успенском соборе Свято-Троицкой Сергиевой лавры.

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August 1 / 15 The Procession (Carrying-forth) of the Venerable Wood of the Life-Creating Cross of the Lord

The Procession (Carrying-forth) of the Venerable Wood of the Life-Creating Cross of the Lord: In the Greek Chasoslov (Orologion) of 1897 is explained thus the derivation of this feast: “By reason of the sicknesses, often everywhere occurring in August, from of old customarily it was done at Constantinople to carry out the Venerable Wood of the Cross along the roads and streets for the sanctifying of places and for the driving away of sicknesses. On the eve (31 July), carrying it out from the imperial treasury, they placed it upon the holy table of the Great Church (in honour of Saint Sophia — the Wisdom of God). From this feastday up to the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, making litia throughout all the city, they then placed it forth for all the people to venerate. This also is the Issuing-forth of the Venerable Cross”.


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Anniversary of the repose of Metropolitan Anthony

NEW YORK: August 12, 2011
Communique from the Chancery of the Primate of the Russian Church Abroad

In connection with the diamond anniversary of the repose of Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky) of blessed memory (+August 10, 1936), the first of the Primates of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the brother archpastors and clergymen of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion’s dioceses are called upon to prayerfully commemorate the late hierarch of the Russian diaspora at the end of Divine Liturgy on the coming Sunday, preceding it with a sermon.

Let us pray for the repose of the blessed Metropolitan Anthony, and that the Lord Chief Pastor continues to create new pastors who worthily continue the work of this great bishop of the Universal Church, as His Holiness Patriarch Varnava of Serbia referred to him. Let us also attempt once more to bring our attention to our history and our ecclesiastical roots in order to nourish our souls with the legacy of our fathers.