On September 15, 2023, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia arrived on a Primatial visit to the Peter and Paul Diocese, which unites parishes and monasteries within the Kamchatka Territory.
On September 16, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church arrived in the city of Vilyuchinsk, where the military base of the submarine forces of the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy is located. Here His Holiness performed the rite of the minor consecration of the garrison church of the Apostle Andrew the First-Called.
Then His Holiness Patriarch Kirill visited the military base of the submarine forces of the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy. On the territory of the submarine base, His Holiness met with the command of the submarine forces and the personnel of the crews of submarines of the Pacific Fleet.
On the same day, the Primate consecrated the foundation stone of the church of the Blessed Prince Dimitri Donskoy on the territory of the 40th Separate Guards Krasnodar-Harbin Double Red Banner Brigade of Marines (v/h 10103) in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
On September 17, the 15th Week after Pentecost, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill performed the rite of the great consecration of the newly built Kamchatka Naval Cathedral in honor of Archangel Michael of God in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and the Divine Liturgy in the newly consecrated church.
At the end of the Liturgy, His Holiness met with the Governor of the Kamchatka Territory Vladimir Viktorovich Solodov and Archbishop Feodor of Petropavlovsk and Kamchatka in the building of the Peter and Paul Diocesan Administration.
At the end of his Primate's visit, the Primate of the Russian Church visited the Holy Trinity Cathedral of the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
On the same day, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the persons accompanying His Holiness left for Moscow.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was accompanied on the trip by: Metropolitan Dionysius of the Resurrection, Managing Director of the Moscow Patriarchate, Archimandrite Alexy (Turikov), personal secretary of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, and N.I. Derzhavin, Deputy head of the Press Service of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
According to the materials of the press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia