The plenary session and thirteen Festival venues were focused on church-society relationship, 20th century church history, charity and personal aid, education, worship, Christian witness, building Christian unity, bringing youth into the church, Christian parenting, catechesis, brotherhoods within the church, and the coverage of church life in the media.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia sent his blessing to Festival participants. His message was delivered by his appointed representative, Archpriest Dimitry Roschin, who heads work with community organizations at the Synodal Department for Church-Society and Media Relations.
As part of the Festival, a Divine Liturgy was celebrated at Christ the Saviour Cathedral with the blessing of his Holiness Patriarch Kirill.
The sermon at the Sunday liturgy at Christ the Saviour Cathedral was delivered by Fr. Georgy Kochetkov, the founder and spiritual father of the Transfiguration Brotherhood.
The Festival was attended by church and public figures, historians, journalists and writers, and representatives of Christian movements from 35 cities across Russia as well as from England, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Romania, Latvia, Belarus, Moldova and Uzbekistan.
The Festival is organised by the Transfiguration Fellowship of Minor Orthodox Brotherhoods, the largest informal association of believers within the Russian Orthodox Church.
General meeting of all festival participants. Moderators: Dmitry Gasak, Chairman of the Transfiguration Brotherhood, Yulia Balakshina, Doctor of Philology, Associate Professor, St. Philaret’s Christian Orthodox Institute/Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
Adress by Archpriest Dmitry Roschin, Representative of His Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia
Adress by Alexey Artsybushev, author of books about the Russian Church under persecution
Roundtable. Participants: Vladimir Averchev, Natalia Mikova, Alexander Kalikh, Svetlana Chukavina, Olga Sinitsyna
Presentation by Olga Sedakova, poet and translator
Presentation by Priest Georgy Kochetkov, the Founder and Spiritual Father of the Transfiguration Brotherhood
Thirteen Festival Venues work in parallel focusing on the most relevant issues in contemporary Russian church life.
The Plenary session and the Venues will take place at the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre (Halls 2, 11.1, 7a).
Liturgy at Christ the Saviour Cathedral
Admission to all venues of the Festival (except for the Christ the Saviour Cathedral) is by invitation only. Apply for invitation
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