Patriarch Kirill tried to convince the authorities and the clergy to be self-critical
Patriarch of Moscow And all Russia Kirill in sixth anniversary of his ascension to his throne of the Russian Orthodox Church tried to convince the secular authorities And the bishops of the ROC to be more samocriticinii ".
Holiday Patriarchal Liturgy was held on Sunday in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior with a large number of believers And clergy from various dioceses of Russia And Ukraine, And Georgia.
" Today, those who make decisions concerning the fate of mankind And the very many people who have to have the self-critical look at ourselves. Because self-confidence is as dangerous as the uncertainty. A proud man is always self-confident, Because it is through self-confidence manifested his pride. And weak people are afraid to fail largely Because the consequences of errors are not caused damage to his pride. For this reason, the humility of the people making decisions regarding the other, are indispensable to the dignity of service, " drew the attention of the Patriarch Cyril, adding it to the 1st turn refers to himself as the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
He noted that the Ministry And work of the Patriarch marked by a huge responsibility.
" Thanks be to God that this Patriarchal responsibility is not the responsibility of only one person. We live in the Cathedral Church. And conciliar mind of all the bishops, clergy, And people should support, And the Patriarch, in the exercise of his Ministry ", - said the head of the Moscow Patriarchate.
The first Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church especially thanked the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan of Kiev And all Ukraine Onuphrius, who also dwelt in the temple of Christ the Savior, for his efforts to preserve the interchurch world in Ukraine " in a very serious time."
"We are seeing as being solid in their own religious beliefs, being a man of prayer And faith, you without a lot of fuss And debate calmly do something great pastoral work that must be done by strengthening the Orthodox faith in the hearts of those who, under the pressure of external circumstances can lose," he noticed Patriarch Kirill.
Patriarch Kirill (in the world Vladimir Gundyaev) was born November 20, 1946 in Leningrad in a family of a priest. In the senior classes had to study in high school With the work of the cartographer in the Leningrad geological expedition Northwest geological control. In 1969, he was tonsured into monasticism With giving the name Cyril. Graduated with honors from the Leningrad theological Academy (LDA). In 1989, Archbishop Cyril was appointed Chairman of the Department for external Church relations And a permanent member of the Synod office. The rank of Metropolitan built in 1991.
at an urgent meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church December 6, 2008 in connection With his death, December 5, Patriarch of Moscow And all Russia Alexy II, Metropolitan Kirill was elected Locum Tenens of the Patriarchal throne. The local Council of the ROC on January 27, 2009 elected Metropolitan Kirill 16th Patriarch of Moscow And all Russia.