Toronto church celebrates the ninetieth anniversary of the Russian Church Abroad

Toronto, December 2, 2010

On November 21, 2010, at the Holy Trinity Church in Ontario, the largest parish in the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad (ROCOR), the ninetieth anniversary of the establishment of ROCOR was solemnly celebrated, with the blessing of His Grace Gabriel, Bishop of Montreal and Canada, the official ROCOR website reports.

"The date for the celebration was not chosen by accident. It was during these days in 1920, aboard the ship Great Prince Alexander Mikhailovich (one of those used by the Russian exiles leaving Crimea), near the shore of Istanbul-Constantinople, then in the city itself, that the first sessions of the Provisional Supreme Church Administration in the South of Russia took place under the presidency of the Most Blessed Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky), which gave the beginning to the existence of the Russian Church beyond the borders of our Fatherland.

"The first session took place on November 6/19, 1920, then, a day later, on November 7/20."


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