Alexis II passed away from this world to the Father

Alexis II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Alexis II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Patriarch of Moscow
and All Russia
The Prior Fr Enzo Bianchi and the community of Bose are close to the beloved Russian Orthodox Church with the prayer and the fraternal love in this hour of pain

Bose, 5 December 2008

Alexis II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, passed away in his residence of Peredelkino near Moscow at the age of 79. He suffered of heart disease for several years and was hospitalized several times, but yesterday still presided the Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Dormition Cathedral at the Moscow Kremlin. Alexis II (Alexij Mihailovich Ridiger) was born on 23 February 1929 in Estonia. He was the 15th Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Prior Fr Enzo Bianchi and the community of Bose are close to the beloved Russian Orthodox Church with the prayer and the fraternal love in this hour of pain.

Message from Alexis II 
to the 16th International Ecumenical Conference
on Orthodox spirituality
(2008)

Message from Alexis II
to the 15th International Ecumenical Conference
on Orthodox spirituality
(2007)