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Enthronement of the Patriarch completed

February 1 2009
11:37

In Christ the Savior Cathedral elected Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill elevated to the patriarchal throne, and now is the Russian Orthodox Church. The ceremony was held according to ancient ceremonies.

Under the cries of "Axios!" (Which in Greek means "worthy") senior metropolitans, holding fiancé Patriarch Cyril under his arms, three times put him on the throne at the altar of Christ the Savior. After this subdeacons removed from fiancé Patriarch bishop robes and put on his clothes patriarchal - sakkos (most elegant robe like a shirt) and omophorion (wide tape, envelope neck), head on - Patriarch's miter. It is in these vestments held the enthronement of Patriarch Alexius I, Pimen and Alexy II

Henceforth, the Patriarch, he became Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, RIA Novosti news agency.

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