The path and service of Patriarch Alexy II – the best materials “Pravmir”

5 Dec 2008 reposed in the Lord, his Holiness Patriarch Alexy II. Today, the tenth anniversary of his death, we offer a selection of the best materials “Pravmir” about the deceased Primate.

  • Patriarch Alexy. Curriculum vitae
  • Patriarch Alexy. The last interview
  • Patriarch Alexy always sought dialogue
  • Patriarch Alexy: the otherness, the “terrible” form and smile
  • Patriarch Alexy II – the way Church revival

1. The Path Of The Patriarch. The memory of Alexy II

The documentary “Path of the Patriarch. The memory of Alexy II” was shown on television on 5 December 2009, the day when he was one year from the date of death of the Primate of the Russian Church. Today, the tenth anniversary, we offer you to look at it again.

The Path Of The Patriarch. The memory of Alexy II

2. Patriarch Alexy. The beginning of a journey in photos

“I am the only son of my parents. We had a very happy family that United the special spirit of the Orthodox Church… that’s when life is inseparable from the temple of God, and the family itself, in the words of the Apostle Paul, becomes the domestic Church. Remember not hitherto experienced the excitement… and enthusiasm that possessed me one winter in the temple, when I was entrusted to pour Holy water. This was my first obedience… in six years. Since then, I firmly knew would become a priest, and none other! To this choice have failed me, my dear parents,” recalled his childhood, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Alexy II. Published photos of his Holiness the 1930-1950-ies.

Patriarch Alexy. The beginning of a journey in photos

3. The Mystery Of The Patriarch

“He had lead ship of the Church after a storm, a terrible storm, all bruised, with torn sails, broken masts and reami… And thanks to the careful work and the attitude of its helmsman the ship of the Church is already afloat was becoming more and more beautiful” – memories of the Primate priest Alexander Ageikin.

The Mystery Of The Patriarch

4. “Not by works and merits I still fell the lot” — Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and all Russia

“In this day, aware of the responsibility before God and His Church, with fear and trembling come to the Moscow Patriarchal throne, because aware that not by works and merits of mine dropped me this a lot, but by the will hunted about us pastor of the Lord Jesus Christ” – the word in the day of his enthronement in the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Epiphany 10 June 1990.

“Not by works and merits I still fell the lot” – Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and all Russia

5. Patriarch Alexy II – about yourself

“Unfortunately, the moments of leisure is small. But when I have free time, I love to talk with “smaller brothers”. In my residence near Moscow a farm, where you can go and feed the cows, goats, a little walk on air” – a compilation of memories and the story of Patriarch Alexy II.

Patriarch Alexy II — about yourself

6. Great Lord, great father, great man

“His Holiness could approach any who serve him at the altar and say a few words. He listened with extraordinary attention, fully immersed in the problem he had to solve, and perceived what he was saying, his whole being,” the memories of the deceased Primate of the shared Archpriest Alexander Ilyashenko.

Great Lord, great father, great man

7. Patriarch Alexy: the otherness, the “terrible” form and smile

“This was amazingly helpful, considerate people. Having studied his character, his tastes, I knew exactly what the Patriarch didn’t like the behavior of some people, in the words that he spoke, in the style, the actions that took place before his eyes. But he had never acted like that.” Memories of Archpriest Vladimir Vigilance a few months after the death of Patriarch Alexy.

Patriarch Alexy: the otherness, the “terrible” form and smile

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