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Participants in the Celebration of the Jubilee of the Russian Metochion in Beirut Meet With Russian Ambassador

Participants in the Celebration of the Jubilee of the Russian Metochion in Beirut Meet With Russian Ambassador
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10 November 2021 year 11:21

On 6th November 2021 at the Russian embassy in Beirut there was held a meeting of the Russian ambassador to Lebanon A. N. Rudakov with Patriarchal exarch of Western Europe and director of the department of the Moscow Patriarchy for foreign organizations the metropolitan of Chersoneses and Western Europe Anthony and other participants of the solemnities dedicated to the seventy-fifth anniversary of the metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Beirut.

Among the participants of the meeting were also the representative of the Patriarch of Antioch to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia the metropolitan of Philippopolis Niphon, the representative of the Patriarch of Serbia to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia the bishop of Moravica Anthony, the representative of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia archimandrite Seraphim (Shemyatovsky), the dean of the metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Beirut archimandrite Philip (Vasiltsev), the representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), professor of the Moscow Theological Academy and doctor of theology archpriest Vladislav Tsypin and the executive director of the Foundation for the Support of Christian Culture and Heritage Ye. I. Skopenko.

Mr. Rudnakov emphasized the social significance of the jubilee celebrations blessed by His Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the establishment of the metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Beirut. He expressed his great appreciation of the work of the metochion and expressed his willingness to support the church community and its cultural projects.

The metropolitan of Chersoneses and Western Europe Anthony informed the diplomat of his work as head of the department of the Moscow Patriarchy for foreign organizations and the exarchate.

Metropolitan Anthony presented to Mr. Rudnakov as a gift a copy of the Our Lady of Kazan icon and an album documenting the ministry of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

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