Memorial service for Patriarch Alexy II

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on Monday, December 5th 2011, hold a memorial service for his predecessor, Patriarch Alexy II, three years after his death.

Alexy II, who had led the Russian Orthodox Church for more than 18 years, died on December 5, 2008 at age 79. Patriarch Kirill hold the memorial service in the Yelokhovo Epiphany Cathedral, where his predecessor was buried.