Русский | DECR Communication Service of the Russian Orthodox Church | November 20, 2007
English Translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas

50th Anniversary of Chinese Autonomous Church to be observed in Moscow

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.