The congregation included local Orthodox Lebanese as well as numerous faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church who came to Balloune from Beirut, Jounieh and various settlements in the Kesruan Province.
Jens Koeppen, member of the Bundestag (Christian Democratic Party) made a working visit to the St. George Monastery in Goetshcendorf, Germany.
On 2 August 2015, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA, officiated at the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St Nicholas in New York. That Sunday the parish celebrated the millennium of the blessed demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles.
On July 28, 2015, the Russian Orthodox Church commemorated the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles. This year the Church also marks the millennium of the demise of the Baptist of Rus’.
On July 28, 2015, the commemoration day of St Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles, the millennium of his repose was marked in Thailand.
On May 22, 2015, the Feast of the Translation of the Relics of St. Nicholas from Myra to Bari, the Russian Orthodox parish in Teheran celebrated the 70th anniversary of St. Nicolas’s Cathedral.
On 29 March 2015, clergymen of various jurisdictions held a traditional meeting after Lenten Vespers at the Church of the Three Saints in Garfield NJ, USA. Among those who were praying at Vespers was Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA.
On March 27, requiem service for the victims of the Alps air crash, which killed one hundred and fifty people, including the inhabitants of Düssseldorf, was held in the Basilica of St. Lambert, the main Catholic church in the city, press service of the Russian Orthodox Church representation in Germany…
Rector of the church, archpriest Ioann Kaleda told those present about St. David who had lived in the 6th century and about the monasteries he founded which bear his name and are located some 60 km from Tbilisi.
The plot, which size is 640 square metres, has been purchased thanks to special purpose donations by benefactors.