His Holiness Patriarch Neophyte was assisted by a great assembly of hierarchs including Metropolitan Kirill of Yekaterinburg and Verkhoturye, head of the official delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate to, and Metropolitan Mitrofan of Lugansk and Alchevsk, head of the department for external church relations, Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
The conference was timed to the centenary of the consecration of the Russian Church of St. Nicholas of Myra in Lycia – the representation of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Bulgarian Patriarchal Throne.
On 29 November 2014, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria, the conference on ‘Bulgaria-Russia: Images of Spiritual Unity’ took place at the Russian Cultural and Information Centre in Sofia.
With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate was led by Metropolitan Kirill of Yekaterinburg and Verkhoturye.
A roundtable was held at the International Press Center in Brussels under the theme “Protection of Holy Sites in Armed Conflict Area” organized by the Council of Europe’s liaison office with the European Union.
The delegation was met at the airport by Metropolitan John of Varna and Veliko Preslav, rector of the Patriarchal Church Representation in Sofia, Archimandrite Philip (Vasiltsev) and Mr. Ye. Prikhodko, second secretary of the Russian Embassy in Bulgaria.
The presentations will take place on December 11-12 from 09.00 a.m. till 05.30 p.m.
On 23 November 2014, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrated the commemoration day of the Holy and Right-Believing Prince Alexander Nevsky and the 90th anniversary of the consecration of the Memorial Church dedicated to the holy Russian prince, web-site of St Nicholas Church, metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Sofia,…
The Primate of the Russian Church made a special mention of the importance of the Orthodox factor in the history of relations between the two countries, recalling in particular that the first Orthodox Christians appeared in the west of the United States, in Alaska, as far back as the time…
He was assisted by Schema-Archimandrite Iliy (Nozdrin).