From 8 to 11 September 2018 Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill primatial visit to Khanty-Mansiysk and the Krasnoyarsk metropolis, reports patriarhiei.
On the evening of 8 September, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church arrived in the town of Kogalym, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous district.
On 9 September, 15th after Pentecost, his Holiness Patriarch Kirill performed the rite of great consecration of the Church of the Holy Martyr Tatiana in Kogalym and headed the divine Liturgy in the newly consecrated Church. After the service, his Holiness visited the Patriarchal metochion of the pühtitsa Dormition stavropegic convent in Kogalym.
On the same day the Primate of the Russian Church got acquainted with the work of the Department of rehabilitation of children and adolescents with disabilities Kogalym complex center of social service of the population. Then there was a meeting of His Holiness with the President of JSC “LUKOIL” Vagit Alekperov and Metropolitan Khanty-Mansi Paul, after which his Holiness left for Norilsk.
On 10 September, his Holiness Patriarch Kirill performed the rite of consecration of the laying of the Foundation stone of the current Church building of St. Barbara in the area of Talnakh Norilsk. After the service, the Primate visited the Church of the Holy Trinity and the Orthodox centre of social rehabilitation and adaptation of the “ladder” in Norilsk.
On the same day his Holiness visited the town of Dudinka is the administrative center of the Taimyr Dolgan-Nenets district of Krasnoyarsk region.
From Dudinka, the Patriarch flew to Khatanga is one of the northernmost towns of Russia. Upon arrival, his Holiness performed the prayer service at Epiphany Church.
On 11 September, the day of the beheading of Prophet, forerunner and Baptist John, his Holiness Patriarch Kirill sovershili the great blessing of the temple complex in honour of new Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church in Norilsk and the divine Liturgy in the newly consecrated Church. After the Liturgy, his Holiness visited the spiritual and educational center of the diocese of Norilsk, located next to the Church. A visit to the centre was the last item of the programme of visit of His Holiness in Norilsk diocese. In the afternoon his Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill took off from Norilsk to Moscow.