His Eminence Kyrill Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America marked his Names Day on Sunday, February 27, 2022, having been tonsured into monasticism in honor of Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Kyrill Teacher of the Slavs (celebrated February 14/27), at the Protection of the Holy Virgin Church in Hollywood, CA. Archbishop Kyrill was tonsured a monk at the Judgement Gates in the Holy City of Jerusalem in 1981.
His Eminence spent his Names Day presiding over the Divine Liturgy, participating in the Sacred Eucharist, and spiritually nourishing part of his flock in Southern California. After the Divine Liturgy, His Eminence presided over an Extraordinary Parish Meeting at the Protection of the Holy Virgin Church.
The spiritual children of the Western American Diocese congratulate His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill with his Names Day and pray that our Great Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ will continue to bless their Archpastor with indefatigable strength and health!
Archbishop Kyrill celebrates his Names Day at the Protection Church in Hollywood - 02/28/2022