Patriarch Pimen (Russian: Патриарх Пимен, born Sergey Mikhailovich Izvekov, Сергей Михайлович Извеков;
[O.S. July 10]
1910 – May 3, 1990), was the 14th Patriarch of Moscow and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church from 1970 to 1990.
It is not easy to inherit the Kingdom of God, but the Orthodox heart should not be troubled. The face of the wondrous saints of God and the Virgin Mary, who is dominant in this face, we know by the experience of our faith, are always with us. She, according to the words of St. John Chrysostom, is the first Receiver of Divine gifts and the first Distributor of these gifts and blessings to people who seek help from the Lord and mercy from Her in needs and circumstances.