Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Commemoration of the White Army's Exodus from the Crimea

This past weekend the Moscow Patriarchate's blessed the holding of commemorative services for the ninetieth anniversary of the exodus of the White Army from the Crimea at the end of the Russian Civil War. The exodus, which gave further impetus to the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR), was remembered with a memorial for the fallen officers and soldiers of the White Army, a Divine Liturgy celebrated by the Metropolitan of Simferopol' and the Crimea, and other services in Sevastopol', the site of the exodus.

Similar commemorative services are being celebrated in Paris, France, by Metropolitan Hilarion of the ROCOR. A press release on the services in the Crimea can be found here, whilst the Synod Abroad's press release on Metropolitan Hilarion's visit to Paris can be found here.

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