Photo Report from Paris - 07/08/11

The Sunday service at St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was celebrated by five bishops of various jurisdictions: Archbishop Gabriel of Koman, Bishop Michael of Geneva and Western Europe, Bishop Nestor of Korsun, Bishop Ignaty of Bronnitsa and Bishop Theodosius of Seattle, who led the conference.
The choir which sang at divine services consisted of youth from all corners of the world..
There was probably not a single person who did not come to tears, from a spiritually-touching moment, the care of a neighbor or a word of truth.
A procession of the cross at the Russian cemetery.
A litiya for Russian emigres.
The choir during the litiya.
The map of the Russian cemetery near Paris.
The cultural program included excursions to the attractions of Paris together with our pastors and archpastors.
Hieromonk Irenei spoke in English with astounding frankness and humor on the essence of Christian life in general and Christian mission in particular as first of all the transformation of the persona. This touchd the hearts of most of the conference participants—many were brought to tears…
An attentive listener..
Hieromonk Irenei.
Protopriest Serafim gave a lively and humorous talk on the essence of family life within Orthodox Christianity and the Sacrament of matrimony, clearly explaining the wedding rite.
The excursion to Versaille.
One workshop group presents their proposal.
A pilgrimage to the relics of Holy Queen Helen with Vladyka Theodosius and Protopriest Andrei Sommer, the main organizer of the conference.
Even during our farewell dinner, our pastors and archpastors continued to work and tend to our needs.