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Hieromonk John (Roshchin) Elevated to the Rank of Archimandrite

On the Grand Feast of St. Vladimir - Equal to the Apostles, Grand Prince of Kiev, and the Anniversary of the Baptism of Rus', His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia presided at the Divine Liturgy at Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow.

Hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church, along with representatives of other Autocephalous Churches to the Moscow Patriarchate.

During the Little Entrance, Patriarch Kirill elevated Hieromonk John (Roshchin), Bishop-Elect of Naro-Fominsk and Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA to the rank of Archimandrite. 

Prayers for the Peace in Ukraine were intoned during the Liturgy. At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, Patriarch Kirill served a Moleben to Holy Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev.

Photo Courtesy of the Press Service of the Patriarch of Moscow

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