On February 1, 2021, the day of the 12th anniversary of his enthronement, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, dressed in the enthronement vestments, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow.
 
...The Primate of the Russian Church addressed the worshippers with a primatial homily, saying in particular: “All ordained persons know that the day of ordination is probably the most important one along with their birthday, but for monks and especially for bishops the day of consecration surpasses birthday because God’s Providence rests great responsibility upon those called to episcopal ministry which is impossible to perform without God’s grace bestowed upon them by the prayers of the faithful.
 
“Indeed, it is impossible to carry the cross of ministry, especially the ministry of Patriarch, without prayerful support of bishops, clergymen and laypeople. One can save his soul in solitude, in schema, but to bear responsibility for the salvation of the people of God is impossible in seclusion. Self-reliance is not enough. I can say in all modesty that whatever I have succeeded in my ministry has been granted to me by the grace of God through the prayers of archpastors, clergymen and all our Orthodox believers.” 
 
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