International Orthodox Christian News

Moscow, December 25, Interfax – The Moscow Patriarchate Holy Synod speaks for developing all-round dialogue with the Georgian Orthodox Church.

Members of the Synod, who met on Wednesday in Moscow, believe this dialogue should touch upon a wide range of themes on peacekeeping, church cooperation, strengthening spiritual and cultural relations between peoples under jurisdiction of the two Churches.

The Synod is also satisfied with the visit of the Georgian church delegation to the Russian capital on November 5-10, 2008.

Members of the delegation concelebrated with Patriarch Alexy II at the prayer service in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior on November 5 when Moscow welcomed relics of St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki. Patriarch Alexy II and Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad conducted talks with them on November 6. The delegates also met with Russian Foreign Ministry leaders during their visit to Moscow.


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