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Сведения об образовательной организации Во исполнение постановления Правительства РФ № 582 от 10 июля 2013 года, Приказа Федеральной службы по надзору в сфере образования и науки от 29 мая 2014 г. № 785

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Father Alexander Mazyrin represents Russian Orthodox Church at International Theological Congress in Romania

From October 24-25, 2017, an international congress on “The Life of the Orthodox Churches under Communism: Persecution, Resistance, Witness”, took place in the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest, presided over by His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania.

In the lead-up to the congress there were church festivities devoted to the memory of the patron saint of Bucharest, Venerable Dimitri the New, and that of the new martyrs and confessors who suffered under the violent atheist regime in Romania, as well as the tenth anniversary of the accession of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel to the Romanian Patriarchal Throne, which was attended by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Talks were presented at the conference that gave an overview of the history of the Communist persecution of the national Orthodox Churches. Representatives of the Bulgarian, Georgian, Polish, and Albanian Orthodox Churches gave presentations at the forum. Several speakers were there representing the Romanian Orthodox Church. Special attention was paid in their presentations to the ministry of His Beatitude Patriarch Justinian, who served as head of the Romanian Church from 1948-1977.

Father Alexander Masyrin talked about how the Russian Orthodox Church suffered at the hands of the Bolsheviks. Despite the persecutions, the violent atheist Soviet regime eventually fell, and the Russian Church not only held out but was also adorned with a great congregation of saints. “At the present moment, the Russian Church (including the Church of the Ukraine and the Church Abroad) has canonized around 2000 neomartyrs and confessors. What is more, the Jubilee Conference of Bishops in 2000 canonized an even greater number of Neomartyrs and Confessors of Russia from the 20th century. Such an abundant outpouring of holiness was the greatest fruit that the Russian Church bore in the era of Communist persecution.”

Originally published on October 25, 2017


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