Home page News
Monument to St. Prince Alexander Nevsky was u…

Monument to St. Prince Alexander Nevsky was unveiled at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia

DECR Communication service, 12.09.2022.

On September 12, the day on which the transfer of the relics of the Grand Prince St. Alexander Nevsky (1724) is commemorated, the opening ceremony of the monument to the Saint was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, with participation of the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergey Lavrov.

Russian diplomats, including veterans of the diplomatic service, holders of the State Order of Alexander Nevsky, senators, and members of the public gathered for the event. The Russian Orthodox Church was represented by V. R. Legoyda, Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church's Relations with Society and Mass Media, archpriest Sergiy Zvonaryov, Secretary of the Department for External Church Relations for the far abroad, and archpriest Igor Fomin, rector of Alexander Nevsky church at Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

Sergey Lavrov welcomed the attendees. Welcoming speeches were also made by K. V. Malofeev, deputy head of the World Russian People's Council, V. R. Legoyda and archpriest Sergei Zvonaryov. The participants of the ceremony also watched a video message from the vicar of Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Bishop Nazarius of Kronstadt.

In the atrium there was an exhibition on the historic path of Russian diplomacy, timed to the 220th anniversary of Russian diplomacy.

At the end of the official part, the monument was consecrated.

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President of Cuba


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Primate of the Assyrian Church of the East


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expressed condolences over the terrorist attack in central Istanbul


Congratulations from the Primate of the Russian Church to His Holiness Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church on his 70th birthday


Hierarchs of the Serbian Church concelebrate with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill at the Liturgy in the Dormition Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin.


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with WCC acting general secretary Archpriest Ioan Sauca


Holy Synod considers matters of external church relations


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with members of Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church


Greetings by His Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill to the VII Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.


Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


Russian Church recognizes Macedonian Orthodox Church – Archdiocese of Ohrid as Autocephalous Sister Church


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church


His Holiness Patriarch Kirill talks with the President of Kazakhstan


Condolences of Patriarch Kirill over the death of believers in the fire that broke out in Abu-Seifein Church in Cairo


Metropolitan Hilarion: Many things in a person's life depend on faith


Metropolitan Hilarion: The Holy Spirit is the main treasure of the Christian soul


Metropolitan Hilarion: Holiness is a constant striving to imitate the Lord Jesus Christ


Metropolitan Hilarion: God does not want to condemn, but to save us


Metropolitan Hilarion: The Lord always grants to us the opportunity to display our talents


Metropolitan Hilarion: The Lord has imbued the waters of Jordan with his divine presence to wash away human sins


Metropolitan Hilarion: to repent means to change your way of life


On commemoration day of St. Catherine, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk officiated at the Church of St. Catherine the Great Martyr In-the-Fields  the representation of the Orthodox Church in America


Metropolitan Hilarion: We can always show compassion for people


Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates on commemoration day of St. Varlaam of Khutyn at the church of ‘Joy to All the Afflicted’ icon of the Mother of God


Metropolitan Hilarion: We should remember that the life of each human being is in the hands of God


Metropolitan Hilarion: For God there is nothing impossible


Metropoplitan Hilarion: The cross which was an instrument of dishonourable execution becomes the symbol of salvation for millions of people


Metropolitan Hilarion: Eucharist is the wedding feast, to which Lord Jesus Christ invites each of us


Metropolitan Hilarion: Faith alone is not enough for salvation


Page is available in the following languages

Fields marked by * are mandatory required

Send a message
Рус Укр Eng Deu Ελλ Fra Ita Бълг ქარ Срп Rom عرب