Russian Orthodox Church

Official website of the Moscow Patriarchate

Русская версияУкраинская версияМолдавская версияГреческая версияАнглийская версия
Patriarchate

Students of the Patriarchate of Antioch studying in Russia come together

Students of the Patriarchate of Antioch studying in Russia come together
Version for print
10 March 2021 year 14:43

With the blessing of the Most Blessed Patriarch of Antioch and All the East John X and with the support of the metropolitan of Philippopolis Niphon, the representative of the Primate of the Antiochian Orthodox Church to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus, there was organized fr om 6th to 8th March 2021 for students from various dioceses of the Patriarchate of Antioch studying in Russian colleges and universities a three-day camp called ‘Following in the Lord’s Footsteps.’

The event began with the Divine Liturgy at the representation church of the Church of Antioch in Moscow. After the service the guests were warmly greeted by the metropolitan of Philippopolis Niphon. His Eminence delivered a lecture on the role of religion in modern-day society and shared with them warm memories of his life in Russia over the past sixty years. After a festive meal the young people gave a performance of religious hymns in Arabic. The meeting was also attended by the consul of Lebanon in Moscow Rodrigo al-Huri.

On 6 th March the students set off for Sergiev Posad, wh ere for three days they stayed at the Monastery of the Holy Trinity and St. Sergius. They venerated the relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh and other holy sites of the monastery and visited the churches and museums there. They joined the students of the Moscow Theological Academy in prayer at the Divine Liturgy in the Church of the Protecting Vei in the Academy and then took part in a communal meal.

With the blessing of the chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate the metropolitan of Volokolamsk Hilarion the secretary for inter-Orthodox relations archpriest Igor Yakimchuk addressed a word of greetings to the Antiochian youth on behalf of the Russian Orthodox Church. He spoke to them on the history and current state of relations between the Russian and Antiochian Orthodox Churches.

The camp’s participants were addressed via video link by bishops of the Patriarchate of Antioch. The metropolitan of Zahlé and Baalbek Anthony delivered a lecture on the topic of repentance and the renewal of life and answered the numerous questions put by the young people, while the bishop of the Emirates Gregory delivered a lecture on the topic of prayer.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

Version: Russian, Greek

Materials on the theme

Prayerful procession goes from Munich to Dachau Memorial

Representatives of Youth Departments of CICC Member Churches meet in Moscow

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk visit Representation of the Russian Church in Damascus

Religious communities in Russia delivered humanitarian aid to children in Donbas

Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Syria: I hope for the resumption of pilgrimages from Russia [Interview]

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Metropolitan Damaskinos of S�o Paolo and All Brazil

Russian Orthodox Church representative meets with Metropolitan Silouan of Mount Lebanon

Moscow Patriarchate representatives attend festivities of the Assyrian Church of the East in Iraq

DECR chairman takes part in United Cultures Forum in St. Petersburg

DECR chairman speaks before newly consecrated bishops doing an advanced training course

Delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church visits DECR

Delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church visits Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Patriot Park near Moscow

Representatives of the Russian Spiritual Mission congratulate Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem on the anniversary of his enthronement

Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem meets with the head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem

DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations visits Angola

Representative of the Russian Church visits Faculty of Theology at the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate in Damascus

“The tasks before us are large and interesting,” Metropolitan Hilarion said about the work of the Scientific and Educational Theological Association [Interview]

Interfaith Dialogue and Peace among Religions [Article]