In the course of his pastoral visitation to Italy, Archbishop Innokenty of Korsun, administrator of the Russian Orthodox parishes in that country performed on October 18 the Lesser Consecration of the church of the Intercession in Ravenna.
The choir consists mainly of the Sretensky seminarians and graduates of the Moscow Seminary and Academy. Among its members are also students and graduates of the Moscow Academy of Choral Singing, Moscow Conservatoire and the Gnessin Academy of Music.
(Russian) Архимандрит Александр поздравил с 80-летием старейшую прихожанку русской общины в Бейруте И.А.Жабр, которая к этой дате награждена Благословенной Патриаршей грамотой.
The priest was going home after the Divine service that he celebrated in Dusseldorf, when the unknown persons blocked him the entrance to the house.
The two-meters-high bronze monument, made by a Moscow sculptor Nikolai Kuznetsov-Muromsky, was mounted on a granite pedestal in the city part named after a linguist, ethnographer, historian and major reformer of the Serbian language Vuk Karadzic.
Outstanding Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica has been awarded the Patriarch Alexy II Prize established by the International Public Foundation of Orthodox Nations.
As the 80th birthday of Metropolitan Nikodim of Leningrad and Novgorod’ has been widely marked in these days, the office for the repose of his soul was said on 18 October 2009 at the Parish of the Intercession in Dusseldorf in the Russian Orthodox Church representation in Germany.
Displayed are Metropolitan Nikodim’s vestments, belongings, photographs and the first editions of his works. Another part of the exhibition highlights the work of Patriarch Kirill when he was rector of the Academy.
It was built by a Russian merchant in the so-called ‘Green Market’ where Russian merchants used to sell greens. In the Soviet time the chapel was closed and since the last century 80s it was tended by the Parish of St. Alexander Nevsky but registered as a property in abeyance.
On 14-15th of October 2009 in Brussels a representative of the Moscow Patriarchate for European International Organizations Very Rev. Antoniy Ilyin took part in a joint seminar of the European economic and social committee of EU and the Public Council of Russia titled “A membership of the social committee in…