26 September 2018 began his primatial visit of his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill in the Kuban Archdiocese, reports patriarhiei. During the visit, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church will visit the Yeysk, Armavir and Ekaterinodar diocese.
During the trip his Holiness was escorted managing the Affairs of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga Varsonofy, the head of the Administrative Secretariat of the Moscow Patriarchate, Archbishop Sergius of Solnechnogorsk.
Upon arrival in the city of Yeysk centre formed in 2013 Yeisk diocese, part of the Kuban Archdiocese his Holiness Patriarch Kirill proceeded to the construction site of the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral.
A temporary wooden Church on the territory of the construction of the Cathedral of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church met the Plenipotentiary representative of RF President in southern Federal district Vladimir Ustinov, Krasnodar territory Governor V. I. Kondratiev, Metropolitan of Ekaterinodar and Kuban Isidor, Bishop of Yeisk and Timashevskaya Herman, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of Krasnodar Krai Yu. a. Burlaca, head of the municipal formation the Yeisk district Y. A. Kalambet the head of Yeysk V. Kulkov, the Abbot built the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral in the city of Yeysk Archpriest George Ivankov, the administration of Krasnodar region, representatives of Yeisk and scherbinovsky district Cossack societies, and the parishioners.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill visited the temporary Shrine, and then from the steps of the Church addressed the audience with welcoming speech:
“His Eminence Metropolitan Isidor! Your Eminence, Archbishop Herman! Dear high government officials! Dear Cossacks! Brothers and sisters!
I am very happy to visit the city of Yeysk centre of Yeysk newly formed diocese, so that together with you to pray and bless this wonderful land.
When we was flying in the direction of Yeysk on fertile and rich land in Krasnodar, the eyes rejoice because of how wonderful the land is well maintained, many changes have occurred in recent years here in the South of Russia. It is remarkable that these external changes are accompanied by changes in our spiritual life.
We build temples, we create a diocese, an increasing number of people identifying themselves with the Russian Orthodox Church. And this is key to our spiritual well-being, so our spiritual strength, the security of our people’s achievements in the solution of many problems facing us.
I would like cordially to welcome you all and say that keeping the faith in hearts, we retain spiritual strength. May the Lord helps each of us on our life’s journey. God bless you!”
Then his Holiness got acquainted with the sketches of the future Cathedral and visited the construction site.
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Preliminary design of the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, designed by “architectural and construction design “ACE Pro” under the leadership of Fedor, Afuksenidi was approved by his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on 25 July 2014. In 2014 in the territory under construction of the Cathedral was erected a temporary wooden Church.
15 August 2016 permission was granted for the construction of the Cathedral. 10 Dec 2016 Metropolitan of Ekaterinodar and Kuban Isidor has performed the rite of consecration of the laying of the Foundation stone of the Cathedral.
The Cathedral is situated in the new district formation. The architectural design of the Cathedral is focused on Empire style, characterized JY the architectural appearance of the historic buildings of the city. The capacity of the Cathedral, with 1200 people. In the Cathedral will be placed diocesan administration and educational center.