Thanksgiving said in Rome, at the relics of St Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, on the Name Day of the Primate of Russian Church

  On 24 May 2015, Name Day of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a thanksgiving was said at the holy relics of St Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Teacher of the Slavs, in the Basilica of St Clement in Rome.

A Chapel in Greece Dedicated to St. John Maximovitch

A Chapel in Greece Dedicated to St. John Maximovitch
A Chapel in Greece Dedicated to St. John Maximovitch
A Chapel in Greece Dedicated to St. John Maximovitch
A Chapel in Greece Dedicated to St. John Maximovitch

According to Romfea.gr, on Sunday 24 May 2015 the door-opening ceremony for a sacred chapel dedicated to St. John Maximovitch, who was the Bishop of Shanghai and later Archbishop of San Francisco of the Russian Church Abroad and reposed in 1966, took place in the Church of Saint Anna in Katerini.

70th anniversary of St. Nicholas’s Cathedral celebrated in Iranian capital

70th anniversary of St. Nicholas’s Cathedral celebrated in Iranian capital
70th anniversary of St. Nicholas’s Cathedral celebrated in Iranian capital
70th anniversary of St. Nicholas’s Cathedral celebrated in Iranian capital
70th anniversary of St. Nicholas’s Cathedral celebrated in Iranian capital

On May 22, 2015, the Feast of the Translation of the Relics of St. Nicholas from Myra to Bari, the Russian Orthodox parish in Teheran celebrated the 70th anniversary of St. Nicolas’s Cathedral.

First time in many years China allows an Orthodox Priest to be ordained

China, the first time in more than half a century allowed a Chinese Orthodox priest to be ordained. Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate informed TASS correspondent on Sunday about this event. He is in China during the 4th session of the Russian-Chinese working group on contacts and cooperation in the religious sphere.

Primate of Russian Church addresses participants in concert held in Red Square on the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture

Primate of Russian Church addresses participants in concert held in Red Square on the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture
Primate of Russian Church addresses participants in concert held in Red Square on the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture
Primate of Russian Church addresses participants in concert held in Red Square on the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture
Primate of Russian Church addresses participants in concert held in Red Square on the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture

On 24 May 2015, after celebrating the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia arrived in Red Square to attend a concert marking the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture.