Русский | | January 13, 2006
Christmas gifts of the Moscow government
to the Orthodox parishes in China.
English Translation by Igor Radev

With the blessing of his Eminence, the Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kalininigrad, KYRILL, as well with the support of the Russian Embassy in the People's Republic of China and the Consulate General of Russia in Hong Kong, the Orthodox Brotherhood of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Hong Kong (Moscow Patriarchate) made an address to the Department of International Relations of the city of Moscow and the Compatriot Support Fund bearing the name of Yuriy Dolgoruki, presenting a plea for help in the adornment of the newly opened house churches in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The Compatriot Support Fund has given to the Brotherhood of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul church utensils made in the art producing firm of the Russian Orthodox Church - Sofrino. The presented church utensils and liturgical vestments will be put to use at the house church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul and Hong Kong and the house church of Saint Sergius of Radonezh in Shenzhen. The Deputy President of the Church's External Relations Department, His Eminence Bishop MARK of Egorovsk, sent gratitude letters to the managing board of "Tesis" Aviation Enterprise which organized the free shipment of the church utensils in China on the eve of Nativity celebrations 2006