of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia to Participate
in the International Russian People's Council
His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany, President of
the Committee on discussions with the Moscow Patriarchate; His Eminence
Archbishop Hilarion of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand; His Eminence
Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America; Mitred Protopriest
George Larin and Protopriest Alexander Lebedeff have been invited
to participate in the 9th International Russian People's Council,
to be held at Christ the Savior Church and Danilov Monastery on
March 9-10. The Council will include the following areas of discussion:
"The Church. The Army. The People. The Past. The Present. The
Future," "Contemporary Threats to the World and Security,"
International Russian People's Councils discuss the most important
and urgent matters of the day. Past Councils have concentrated on:
"Faith and the State," "Dialog of Civilizations,"
"The Health of the Nation," etc. The last Council, held
in February of last year, was devoted to the topic: "Russia
and the Orthodox World." Protopriest Peter Holodny, Treasurer
of the Synod of Bishops, spoke at that Council. Participants of
past Councils have included the President, the Chairman of the Russian
Government, Federal ministers, Heads of the Federal Assembly, renowned
scientists and cultural figures, military leaders, archpastors and
priests of the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate,
representatives of Local Orthodox Churches, theologians and sociologists.