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Korennaya Hermitage Divine Liturgy 2009

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kyril

September 24, the day poprazdnstva Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, the Holy Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, headed by Kyril celebration devoted to bringing in the Kursk Root Hermitage miraculous Kursk Root Icon of the Sign.

On the morning of the shrine, brought from the Cathedral of the Sign of Kursk, was met at the gates of the monastery Holiness Patriarch Kyril, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, Hilarion, church hierarchs and clergy, monastery dwellers and numerous pilgrims. Religious procession Kursk Root Icon was brought to the church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, erected near the place of the miraculous image of the phenomenon.

His Holiness Patriarch Kyril performed the rite of consecration of the great church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, and then the Divine Liturgy in novoosvyaschennom temple.

His Holiness was joined by: Metropolitan Krutitskii and Kolomna, Eastern America and New York, Hilarion, Voronezh, and Boris and Sergei, the archbishops and Rylsky Herman Kursk, Belgorod and Stary Oskol John, Orel and Livenskij Panteleimon, Bishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada, Geneva and Western European Mikhail, Lipetsk and Eletskii Nikon, Bryansk and Sevsk Theophylact, Solnechnogorsk Sergius, and Akhtyrsky Eulogius Sumy, Meyfildsky George, chairman of the Synodal Department for church-society relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin.

Among the worshipers at the Liturgy was shimitropolit Juvenal.

Divine Liturgy in the Kursk Root Hermitage

In the church attended by Presidential Plenipotentiary in the Central Federal District GS @.N. Poltavchenko, the governor of Kursk region, and Mikhailov, mayor of Kursk B.Q. Ovcharov, chairman of the Synodal informatiodepartment R. Legoyda, president Rossiyskogo Cultural Foundation. Mikhalkov, a group of pilgrims ROCOR and other distinguished participants of the celebration.

During the service, the choir sang Bishops Znamensky cathedral city of Kursk and the chorus Kazan Sergiev temple city of Kursk.

Before the communion of believers Archbishop of Belgorod John read out a message from His Holiness Patriarch Cyril in connection with the offering of the miraculous image. At the end of the Liturgy Primate of the Russian Church, welcomed the Archbishop Herman.

Then the participants of celebrations with the word primatial asked His Holiness Patriarch Kyril. Primate expressed his gratitude to Metropolitan Hilarion, Archbishop Herman, Poltavchenko and all those who participated in the organization bringing the Kursk Root Icon of Russia.

Divine Liturgy in the Kursk Root Hermitage

Also, the Holy Lord shimitropolita Juvenal awarded the Order of St. Seraphim of Sarov I degree, but the governor of Kursk region, Mikhailova - Order of St. Prince Daniel of Moscow II degree. Order of the Russian Orthodox Church were awarded the Director General of Litvinov, chief engineer of the Kursk diocese. Gorbylev, as well as a number of entrepreneurs who have contributed to the revival of the Kursk Root monastery.

Metropolitan Hilarion presented to His Holiness the highest award of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - the Order C.R. Znamensky. The order of degree was also awarded to GS Poltavchenko.

In conclusion, His Holiness Patriarch Kyril blessed the flock from the balcony chambers. Many believers are praying at the divine service in the Kursk Root Hermitage, received in memory of today's festivities of Our Lady of the Sign of the Patriarchal blessing.

Press office of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

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