Patriarch Kirill of service: from no liability to escape for a minute

BLAGOVESHCHENSK, 20 Nov — RIA Novosti. The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill in the movie “the Patriarch”, a fragment of which was on Sunday shown in the program “Vesti Nedeli” said that the Patriarch’s service is a huge responsibility that cannot be free even for a minute.

“I never prayed to God that he made me a Patriarch, because I knew that in any case, I would be hard. In that case, if I am elected and if not elected. In the latter case, it will be hard emotionally. But if elected, then all life will be difficult. The Patriarch should be no illusions about the welfare of his earthly life. The Patriarchal Ministry is a huge responsibility. The responsibility from which you cannot escape even for a minute,” – said the Patriarch.

He also noted that “deprived of the most basic — free time”.

“I would not say that the Patriarch is a happy man, because deprived of much, he can’t have what others have. The greatest reward for me from God is the ability to worship where I want. Where the Shrine, where I can go. When I meet with people and pray with real people and when you see their faces. Here the Lord visited me in a special condition. So in this sense I am a happy man,” he said.

On Sunday Patriarch Kirill was 70 years old.