THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE IMPERIAL ORTHODOX PALESTINE SOCIETY VISITS THE PATRIARCHATE
On Monday, the 7th/20th of July 2015, Mr Igor Ashurbeyli, Vice Chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, visited the Patriarchate accompanied by Bishop Methodius of Alapayevsk. Warmly welcomed by the Patriarch, the two guests conveyed the well-wishes of President Putin, and the brotherly embrace of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow. They also asked for the Patriarch’s blessings and help towards solving problems relating to the Church of St Alexander Nevsky within a designated period of time. Founded in the 19th c., the Church stands to the east of the Church of the Resurrection.
During the discussion that followed, His Beatitude expressed His interest in having the aforementioned problems resolved to the benefit of the Patriarchates of Jerusalem and Russia in the Holy Land.
From the Secretariat-General