Patriarch Kirill called the best gift on their birthday

© Vladimir Astapkovich in photobacteria CyrilPatriarch Kirill called the best gift on their birthday© Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

Patriarch Kirill asked the abbots of the Moscow parishes not to give him flowers on the day of tezoimenitstva (name day, may 24 the day of commemoration of Cyril and Methodius), the savings will go to support the victims of Syria, said the press Secretary of the Patriarch, the priest of Alexander Volkov.

The assistance to victims in Syria in the framework of the interreligious working group of the Council for cooperation with religious associations under the President of the Russian Federation.

«The funds will be directed to the appropriate trust account of the Synodal Department for Church charity and social service,» — said Volkov.

To make a donation, he said, can be anyone.

Earlier, the Patriarch asked not to give flowers on birthdays and Christmas, and to allocate funds to purchase equipment for the hospital of St. Alexius, which the Patriarch gave to the clinic on 7 January this year.