Patriarch Kirill: the Russian Orthodox Church will honor “which began with a garage” the temple in Paris

Патриарх Кирилл: РПЦ будет чтить "начавшийся с гаража" храм в Париже

The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on the first day of his visit to France led the all-night vigil in the small Church of Three saints on the street loop Paris, and said that the Church has never eclipsed the image and history of this humble emigrant Church, which began in the 1930-ies of the garage.

“Difficult was the life of the Russian emigration. By the grace of God things are different now. Quai Branly built the magnificent Cathedral, which we will consecrate tomorrow. But no matter how beautiful this Cathedral is a symbol of the new Russia and the revived Russian Church never of our Church history will not go away and never eclipsed the role, the image of this modest Church, which began in the garage and in itself reflects the difficult history of the Russian Diaspora XX century. Church of the Three Hierarchs on the streets of Loops”, — the Patriarch said after the all-night vigil on Saturday.

In 1960, with the formation of the Korsun diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Church of Three Saints acquired the status of a Cathedral and is located on the first floor of the new house (with the condition that none of the elements of the external architecture will not indicate a religious purpose). In subsequent years, the Church of the Three Hierarchs visited, were there well-known hierarchs of the Moscow Patriarchate, visited Paris.

In the Patriarchal divine service was attended by several bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church: Metropolitan Innokenty of Vilna and Lithuania, the Metropolitan of Ryazan mark — the former head of the Moscow Patriarchate office for institutions abroad, the current head of that office Bogorodskiy Bishop Anthony, Archbishop of Geneva and Western Europe Mikhail (Russian Orthodox Church), Bishop Nestor of Korsun, Archbishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk. Part of the chants sounded in French.

The Patriarch gave the Church Tabynsky the icon of the Mother of God, and every parishioner is a small image of the Tikhvin icon of the virgin. The diocese gave the Patriarch a picture of a new Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Cathedral, built on the Quai Branly, the Patriarch will consecrate on Sunday.

From the program of the Patriarchal visit

Korsun diocese was named in honor of the city of Korsun — so in Ancient Russia was called the Chersonesus Taurica in Crimea, where according to legend, converted to Christianity St. Vladimir, who baptized the Rus. Today Korsun diocese of the United parishes and monasteries of the Russian Orthodox Church in France, Spain, Portugal and Switzerland.

Patriarch Kirill in the course of his primatial visit to the diocese of Korsun 3-7 December visit not only Paris, but also Zurich (Switzerland), where he will head the Church festivities on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Church of the Resurrection.