05 September 2007, 12:25
Alexy II rewards primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of
Russia with an order
Moscow, September 5, Interfax - Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All
Russia has awarded primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of
Russia Metropolitan Laurus with Order of St. Vladimir, Second Class,
on the occasion of the 40th anniversary in episcopal orders and name
day of the latter.
The decoration was presented by Bishop Isidor of Yekaterinodar and
Kuban who headed the Moscow Patriarchate's delegation that had
arrived in the US a few days ago.
The award ceremony took place after the solemn liturgy in the Holy
Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, held as a part of celebrations
of the reunion of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Orthodox
Encyclopedia church research center reports.