Metropolitan Maximos, the Metropolitan of Pittsburgh, was recognized at a reception held to honor his retirement, at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh.
Archbishop Demetrios, primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, and Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit, were among the honored guests.
On November 21, 2011, the Primates of the Russian, Georgian, Polish Orthodox Churches, of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia and representatives of the Church of Antioch, the Romanian and Bulgarian Orthodox Churches met at the patriarchal residence in the Moscow Kremlin. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia chaired the meeting. /Communique/
Representatives of state authorities and public circles and ambassadors of foreign states congratulate the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church on his 65th birthday23. November 2011 - 12:48
A grand reception marking Patriarch Kirill’s 65th birthday took place at the refectory chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in the evening of 21 November 2011.
Before the reception, many guests congratulated the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church at the Throne Hall of the Patriarchal Chambers, among them Vladimir Kozhin, head of the department of presidential affairs; Valentina Matviyenko, chairman of the Federation Council; Boris Gryzlov, speaker of the State Duma; Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin; Vladimir Churov, chairman of the Central Election Commission; ministers of the federal government, deputies of the State Duma, ambassadors of foreign states accredited in Moscow, mass media leaders, businessmen, and representatives of scientific, cultural and public organizations, press Office of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia reports.
Communiqué of Meeting of the Primates and representatives of seven Local Orthodox Churches held in Moscow on the occasion of the 65th birthday of the Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia22. November 2011 - 14:30
On November 21, 2011, the Primates and representatives of seven Local Orthodox Churches: Antiochian, Russian, Georgian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Polish and of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, met at the patriarchal residence in the Moscow Kremlin on the occasion of the 65th birthday of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
On November 7, archimandrite Oleg (Cerepanjin) accompanied by a few parishioners visited the island of Phuket, where a construction of the Orthodox church iof Holy Trinity is being finished, the official website of the Orthodox Church of Thailand reports.
Because of the vigorous flood, which is still happening, the deadline for the end of the construction works has been postponed.