His Holiness Patriarch Kirill met with a group of seminarians from Indonesia and the Philippines

August 19, 2020, after the Divine Liturgy on the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, in the Throne hall of the Patriarchal chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill met with a group of students of Moscow and St. Petersburg theological schools from Indonesia and the Philippines.

Students of religious schools prayed at the Patriarchal service in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The group was accompanied by the Secretary of the Patriarchal Exarchate of Southeast Asia, hieromonk Pitirim (Dondenko).

Seminarians, with the blessing of the Patriarchal Exarch of Southeast Asia, Metropolitan Sergius of Singapore and Southeast Asia, make pilgrimage trips to the temples and monasteries of the Russian Orthodox Church during their holidays. For the past six months, they have been staying at the church of the Holy Trinity in Ostankino, Moscow.

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill blessed the seminarians and presented them with memorable gifts.

“I bless you and wish you God’s help! We hope for you, because you will be Orthodox missionaries and, of course, the results of your work will determine how much the Orthodox faith will take root in the life of your people,” his Holiness said.

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