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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow and All Russia performed the rite of consecration of the Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas at Kronstadt today, marking its 100th anniversary.
A divine luturgy was attended by Patriarch Theophilios III of Jerusalem and Svetlana Medvedev, wife of the Russian Prime Minister, as well as delegations from the North, Baltic, Black Sea and Pacific fleets of the Russian navy.
The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas was originally built in 1903-1913, and served as the main church of the Russian Imperial Navy's Baltic Fleet, and dedicated to the memory of all fallen seamen.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 28 May, 2013