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Metropolitan Filaret presents church awards to Athos monks

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    http://news.belta.by/en/news/society?id=699425 Metropolitan Filaret presents church awards to Athos monks 20.11.2012 11:04 MINSK, 20 November (BelTA) -
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      Metropolitan Filaret presents church awards to Athos monks

      20.11.2012 11:04

      MINSK, 20 November (BelTA) - Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk Filaret,
      Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, received a delegation of the Athos
      monastery Hilandar headed by the Abbot of the Monastery, Archimandrite
      Methodius, BelTA learnt from the Belarusian Exarchate.

      “His Eminence Metropolitan Filaret had a conversation with the guests.
      Metropolitan Filaret awarded the church honors on the guests in
      recognition of the work for the good of the Church, blessed them for the
      travel across the eparchies of the Belarusian Orthodox Church and
      communion with the clergy, monastics and laypeople,” the exarchate said.

      The Athos monks arrived in Belarus on a five-day visit at the invitation
      of the Patriarchal Exarch. The delegation includes another three monks
      of the monastery of communion. They plan to visit the Holy Annunciation
      Monastery in the village of Lyady, Saint Euphrosyne convent in Polotsk,
      the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve, and the memorial Khatyn. The
      delegation will present the Icon of the Mother of God “Nursing the
      Child” to the Minsk parish “Joy of All Who Sorrow” and the Icon of the
      Mother of God “Of Three hands” to the Minsk church in honor of the
      Optina Elders.
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