Friday, March 4, 2011

Patriarch Cyril and President Medvedev Discuss New Jerusaem Monastery

Patriarch Kiril (Gundyayev) of Moscow and President Dmitriy A. Medvedev of Russia have met with the leadership of the organization overseeing efforts to restore the New Jerusalem Monastery of the Resurrection to the west of Moscow. Among the issues surrounding the Monastery's restoration are the relocation of the museum currently situated on its grounds.

The New Jerusalem Monastery was originally founded by Patriarch Nicon of ill memory, whose liturgical reforms caused one of the largest schisms to date within Russian Orthodoxy, to serve as a patriarchal residence and an earthly symbol of the heavenly Jerusalem. More here.

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