Russian church in Paris suburb celebrates 100th anniversary

Clamart, France, June 11, 2024

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On Saturday, June 8, a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Paris suburb of Clamart festively celebrated its 100th anniversary.

The Church of Sts. Constantine and Helen in Clamart is one of the oldest parishes of the Western European Exarchate, reports the Exarchate’s Diocese of Chersonese.

The Divine Liturgy for the occasion was celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Nestor of Korsun and Western Europe, His Eminence Archbishop, a retired hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, parish rector Hieromonk Joseph (Pavlinchuk), parish priest Fr. Alexander Mashtaler, and other guests.

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A congratulatory address from His Holiness Patriarch Kirill noted that the parish was founded by Count Konstantin Khreptovich-Butenev and his family in the years after the Russian revolution. Noted diaspora cleric Archpriest Mikhail Osorgin dedicated 50 years of ministry to the Clamart church.

Following the Liturgy, a moleben was celebrated, with a cross procession. Many Years were proclaimed for Pat. Kirill, Met. Nestor, and the clergy and faithful of the parish community, and Memory Eternal was sung for founders, deceased pastors, and parishioners.

The celebrations ended with a festive meal in the church garden.

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