Russian Orthodox Church

Official website of the Moscow Patriarchate

Русская версияУкраинская версияМолдавская версия
Patriarchate

Pilgrim group from Russian Orthodox Church takes part in patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos

Pilgrim group from Russian Orthodox Church takes part in patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos
Version for print
10 August 2018 year 18:34

With a blessing of His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, and in compliance with the Holy Synod Resolution of June 14, 2018, a pilgrim group of the Russian Orthodox Church visited Holy Mount on August 7-10 to participate in the celebrations held on the day of the patronal feast of the Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos. 

The group was led by Metropolitan Kirill of Yekaterinburg and Verkhoturye. It included Bishop Seraphim of Bobruisk and Bykhov; Bishop Victor of Baryshevka, vicar of the diocese of Kiev; and D. Petrovsky of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations.

On August 7, at Macedonia airport the delegation was met by the Russian Federation Consul General in Salonika, A. Scherbakov, and V. Potapov, a staff member of the consulate. On the same day the guests arrived in the St. Panteleimon on Athos.

On August 8, the delegation visited the Protos and venerated the shrine of the Monastery of Iveron.

In the evening, the festive All-Night Vigil was celebrated in the main church of the monastery.

On August 9, Metropolitan Kirill presided over the Divine Liturgy, which was celebrated in Greek and Church Slavonic. Among his concelebrants were Bishop Seraphim; Bishop Victor; Archimandrite Alexis, abbot of the Xenophontos Monastery; Archimandrite Yevlogiy, abbot of the St. Panteleimon monastery; brethren of the community and its guests in holy orders. Among the worshippers were S. Gavrilov, chairman of the State Duma committee for public associations and religious organizations; representatives of the Russian general consulate; numerous pilgrims from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Serbia and other countries. After the liturgy and the procession with the cross, Metropolitan Kirill read out a message of greetings from Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

On August 9 and 10, Metropolitan Kirill and his party visited the Xenophontos and Vatopedi monasteries and after that left Holy Mount Athos.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

Version: Russian

Materials on the theme

Ukrainian Orthodox Church solemnly celebrates 1030th anniversary of Baptism of Rus’

Some 250 thousand faithful take part in procession with cross in Kiev on occasion of 1030th anniversary of Baptism of Rus’

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill consecrates Church of Venerable Martyr Elizabeth in St. Elizabeth Convent in Alapayevsk

Primates of Orthodox Churches of Constantinople and Russia are to meet

Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa: One must not yield to pressure on the Church in Ukraine [Interview]

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria completes his visit to Moscow

Patronal feast celebrated at Antioch church representation

Patronal feast celebrated at the Russian Orthodox Church’s Representation in Damascus

Russian Orthodox Church delegation led by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk leads church delegation at second meeting of working group of Russian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church in Italy

The 500th anniversary since St. Maxim the Greek of Vatopedi monastery arrived in Russia marked on Mount Athos

DECR vice-chairman meets with Swiss ambassador to Russia

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends condolences over the death of people as the result of earthquake in Indonesia [Patriarch : Приветствия и обращения]

Primates of Church of Alexandria and Russian Church celebrate Liturgy in Moscow Kremlin on commemoration day of Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles and officiated at a prayer service to Prince Vladimir at the monument to him