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Clergy of Kaluga Diocese participate in the expedition "Alaska 2010"

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  • Nina Tkachuk Dimas
      [ The Alaskan diocese was not involved in setting up this trip.  One of the priests was contacted, but nothing was done through  the office of the locum
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      ["The Alaskan diocese was not involved in setting up this trip.  One of the
      priests was contacted, but nothing was done through" the office of the locum
      tenens.]
       

      Article in English w/photo:  http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/38988.htm

      Clergy of Kaluga Diocese participate in the expedition "Alaska 2010"
      http://www.pravoslavie.ru/jurnal/38988.htm
       

      Moscow, September 2, 2010
       

       
       
      From July 20 to August 20 ran the scientific and sports expedition, "Alaska
      2010." Participants represented seven Russian cities (Moscow, Ryazan, Voronezh,
      Kaluga, Archangelsk, Kemerovo, and Vologda). With the blessing of Metropolitan
      Clement of Kaluga and Borovsk, clergy from Kaluga diocese took part. These
      included Kaluga Theological Seminary instructors Roman Glybovsky and Archdeacon
      Sergei Komarov, reports Patriarchia.ru.
       
      The expedition became the continuation of the project aimed at immortalizing the
      memory of Russian researchers in Alaska, and was dedicated to the 200-year
      anniversary of the birth of discoverer and researcher L. A. Zagoskin
      (1808–1890). The expedition's scientific program is being overseen by the
      Russian Academy of Sciences.

       
      Two groups of the expedition covered a total of over 1100 kilometers along the
      rivers Innoko, Yukon, and Kuskokwim. Taking into consideration last year's
      expedition (Alaska 2009), the expedition team repeated all the river routes of
      Lavrenty Zagoskin, and covered the historic crossing between the Yukon and
      Kusokwim Rivers, which Lavrenty Alexseyevich Zagoskin made half a century ago.

       
      During the expedition a wealth of scientific material was gathered, and display
      pieces were brought back for the future Ryazan museum of explorers—the Museum of
      Russian America. In the village of Russian Mission the participants cleaned up
      the cemetery of Russian colonists which they had discovered during last year's
      expedition, and prayer services for the reposed were served.

       
      The final point on the route was the town of Bethel, where the trip was summed
      up, and a presentation was given about the expedition. A moleben of thanksgiving
      was served in the local Orthodox Church. 




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