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Metropolitan Hilarion of ROCOR Visits India,Celebrates Divine Liturgy and Ordains Reader

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      Metropolitan Hilarion of ROCOR Visits India,Celebrates Divine Liturgy
      and Ordains Reader

      Russian Orthodox Church in India
      Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Moscow Patriarchate
      OCP News Service – 13/1/13

      Mumbai: Metropolitan Hilarion the first Hierarch of ROCOR arrived in
      Mumbai on the 10th pf January 2013 and was warmly welcomed by the local
      people. Former Metropolitan John Augustine of the Anglican church hosted
      a welcome dinner later that evening to mark this historical moment of
      ROCOR’s first metropolitan in recent times who has visited the Indian
      sub continent.

      Silouan Sunil Benedict from St John Chrysostom Orthodox Church,
      Banaglore was raised and tonsured to the rank of Reader. Since there is
      no church building in India yet, the service was held at the residence
      of a Serbian Orthodox faithful. Deacon Fr George Yurij Maximov made all
      necessary arrangement’s. Traditional Indian food was served after the
      service.

      Russian Orthodox Church has a stable and growing missions in India,
      Pakistan and Nepal. There are several converts to Russian Orthodox from
      Roman Catholic, Anglican, various protestant denominations and also from
      Hinduism and Islam.
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