Christmas service in ANKARA
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On January 7, 2013 in the capital of Turkey in the St. Clement of Ohrid Church attached to the Embassy of Greece the first festal divine service was served in Church Slavonic. Divine Liturgy was led by Archimandrie Vissarion (Komzias) who arrived from Constntinople.
Georgia's ambassador to Ankara also prayed at the service.
In response to numerous requests and at the petition of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia clergy pastoral guidance to compatriots living in Turkey is provided by clerics of the Constantinople Patriarchate .
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