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Metropolitan Kirill was the 16 th Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.
For the first time in Russian history Chin intronizatsii took place in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
Today, the Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad Kirill has been erected on the patriarchal throne - to the canons, which remain the same century. At 9:00 am Moscow time with the ringing of all five bell-towers the Temple of Christ the Savior notify starting intronizatsii.
During the liturgy, two senior Metropolitan Kirill took under his hands three times and put him on the seat of Patriarch in the center of the altar. After this ritual has become the official narechenny Patriarch His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
Ipodyakony removed from Cyril bishop of clothing and his regime in the Patriarch - sakkos (great nutty ryasu) and omofor (wide ribbon, envelope neck), and then brought two Patriarch Panayia, cross and miter. At the end of the liturgy at the Cyril put his patriarchal sew green mantle, as well as white cockle (headdress chapter ROC). The new head of the Moscow Patriarchate also handed a symbol of pastoral ministry - a wooden stick Metropolitan Peter of Moscow the XIV century. This relic is kept in the Kremlin Armory, and before leaving her only two times in modern history - to intronizatsii the previous Patriarch Alexy II and the celebration of its anniversary. By adopting the staff of St. Peter, the Patriarch blessed the gathering in the temple and asked them to pervosvyatitelskim word. It has called for dialogue with the state church, stressing that the relationship should be built "on a constitutional basis" and a "good church and state." His special challenge as the spiritual leader Cyril called concerned about young people. Confirmed it and the willingness to open communication with the other Orthodox churches for the unity of universal Orthodoxy. In his speech, His Holiness reiterated that it is assigned a heavy cross, the performance of which requires "full commitment" and "willingness to be faithful to God until the end."
newly elected patriarch for many years was a public figure: in 1994 - leading a weekly TV program "The word shepherd", about 20 years - Head of External Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, one of the organizers of the historic reunification of the Russian Orthodox Church and Russian Orthodox Church Abroad (RPTSZ). After the death of Alexy II in December of 62-year-old Metropolitan Kirill was appointed mestoblyustitelem Patriarchal throne. For the first time in Russian history, the new Patriarch Congratulates President of the country.