Friday, October 21, 2011
Russian Orthodox Dioceses in Germany Hold Joint Pastoral Conference
The German dioceses of the patriarchal Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia have held a joint pastoral conference in Berlin under the leadership of Archbishops Mark (Arndt) and Feofan () of Berlin and Bishop Agapit of Stuttgart. The conference, which was timed to coincide with the national celebration of the reunion of East and West Germany, discussed pastoral issues in the life of the Russian Orthodox Church in Germany as well as German-language translations of the services being prepared for use in the churches. (The translations are being prepared with the participation of representatives of the other Local Orthodox Churches present in Germany.) More on the conference can be found here.