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Representatives of the ROCOR to Participate in the International Russian People's Council

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    2005.02.22 ROCOR: MOSCOW: February 22, 2005 Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia to Participate in the International Russian
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      2005.02.22 ROCOR:
      MOSCOW: February 22, 2005
      Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia to
      Participate in the International Russian People's Council

      His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany, President of the
      Committee on discussions with the Moscow Patriarchate; His Eminence
      Archbishop Hilarion of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand; His Eminence
      Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America; Mitred Protopriest
      George Larin and Protopriest Alexander Lebedeff have been invited to
      participate in the 9th International Russian People's Council, to be held
      at Christ the Savior Church and Danilov Monastery on March 9-10. The
      Council will include the following areas of discussion: "The Church. The
      Army. The People. The Past. The Present. The Future," "Contemporary Threats
      to the World and Security," and others.
      International Russian People's Councils discuss the most important and
      urgent matters of the day. Past Councils have concentrated on: "Faith and
      the State," "Dialog of Civilizations," "The Health of the Nation," etc. The
      last Council, held in February of last year, was devoted to the topic:
      "Russia and the Orthodox World." Protopriest Peter Holodny, Treasurer of
      the Synod of Bishops, spoke at that Council. Participants of past Councils
      have included the President, the Chairman of the Russian Government,
      Federal ministers, Heads of the Federal Assembly, renowned scientists and
      cultural figures, military leaders, archpastors and priests of the Russian
      Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, representatives of Local
      Orthodox Churches, theologians and sociologists.
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