On November 23, 2007, with the blessing of Alexy, the Most Holy Patriarch of Moscow and all-Russia, activities commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Chinese Orthodox Church will be held in the Moscow Patriarchate's Pilgrim Center (Michurinsky Prospekt, house 8).
At 10:00 in a chapel dedicated to Princess Olga, Equal-to-the-Apostles, located on the 15th floor of the Pilgrim Center, there will be a moleben to the 222 Chinese Martyrs, and also a prayerful remembrance of the hierarchs, clergy and lay people of the Chinese Autonomous Church, supporters of the Russian Spiritual Mission in China.
A conference dedicated to the anniversary will follow.
A broad range of topics on the status of Orthodoxy in China, is to be addressed during the conference:
At 1:30 pm Metropolitan Kyrill of Smolensk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department of External Relations, and participating speakers will hold a press conference.
Accreditation of journalists: November 22, 1 pm, by fax (495) 633-84-28.