Thursday, February 12, 2004

Russian church news
Old Believer church elects new metropolitan
This press release in Russian reports on the council this church's bishops (separate from the Russian Orthodox Church) had this week because their metropolitan 'of Moscow and All Rus'', Alympy, died in December. Elected on the first day of the council, the new metropolitan is Andrian (Chetvergov), until now their bishop of Kazan and Viatsk. 230 delegates came to the council from parts of the old Russian Empire/USSR (Russia, the Ukraine, Byelorussia, Moldova [really part of Romania], Kazakhstan) and Germany.

Многая и благая лета, Митрополит Андриан!

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