Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Russian Orthodox Archbishops Participate in 199th Anniversary of the Founding of Fort Ross

In honor of the 199th anniversary of the founding of Fort Ross this past Thursday Archbishops Kyrill (Dmitrieff) of San Francisco of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) and Justinian (Ovchinnikov) of Narofominsk, representative of the Moscow Patriarchate to the American Orthodox Church, visited the northern Californian fort to take part in the anniversary celebrations as well as planning for the upcoming 200th anniversary.

As part of this year's celebrations Archbishop Justinian served the Divine Liturgy in Fort Ross' Holy Trinity Church with Archbishop Kyrill and other clergymen of the Russian Orthodox Church and the ROCOR in attendance. More (in Russian) here.

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