Veliky Novgorod. July 10. INTERFAX – Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill during the divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Weisscam women’s monastery near Veliky Novgorod offered the funeral prayer for the repose of the painter Ilya Glazunov, who died in the night on Sunday.
“Patriarch knew the deceased, talked a lot with him, not so long ago visited his gallery,” – said the press Secretary of the Patriarch, the priest of Alexander Volkov.
He added that Patriarch Kirill sends the family and friends of Ilya Glazunov their condolences.
During the Liturgy with the participation of accompanying the Patriarch to the bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church and clergy in Novgorod region was lifted up special prayers “for the repose of newly departed servant of God, Elijah.”