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MOSCOW: May 29, 2012
The Acts of the IV All-Diaspora Conference of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Have Been Published in Book Form

The publishing arm of the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church has published a Russian-language book titled Dejanija IV Vsezarubhezhnogo Sobora Russkoj Pravoslavnoj Tserkvi Zagranitsej (San Frantsisko, 7-14 maja 2006 g.) [“The Acts of the IV All-Diaspora Council of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, San Francisco, May 2006”]. It contains materials connected with the work of this Council, at which the historic decision to reestablish canonical unity within the one Local Russian Orthodox Church was made.

The book includes publications by members of the Pre-Council Committee, including an article by its chairman, then-Archbishop Hilarion (now First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia); congratulations to the delegates from various Orthodox Churches (including that of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia); Metropolitan Laurus’ keynote address at the Council; the Instructions to the IV All-Diaspora Council adopted by the Pre-Council Committee on April 15, 2005 and confirmed by the Synod of Bishops on May 25, 2005; minutes of the five official meetings, including texts of the main lectures and an outline of the discussions; the documents adopted by the Council and a list of the Council’s participants with notes on main speakers.

This monograph includes many photographs of the Council. Significant support for this book’s publication was provided by Rostik Grupp Corporation, headed by Rostislav Ordovsky-Tanaevsky.

The book was published with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. Its publication coincides with the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion within the united Local Russian Orthodox Church, which took place on May 17, 2007.