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Centenary of Orthodox Church Abroad to be celebrated in Australia
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The centenary of the founding of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia will be celebrated in Australia, Sedmitsa.ru reports.
The celebrations to mark this date will kick off on July 24 in Sydney with a gala reception. Senior clerics from Australia and New Zealand, including Bishop George of Canberra, Vicar of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, are going to be among the guests. The presence of Russian Ambassador to Australia Alexei Pavlovsky and other representatives of the diplomatic corps is also expected.
The reception will feature a Russian Orthodox male choir from Australia. It is headed by Nektariy Kotlyarov. The creative team will perform works by Russian composers. According to the organizers, the choir members are descendants of the first wave of emigrants who were forced to leave their homeland after the October Revolution. All of them carefully preserve their love for the distant Motherland, cherish Russian traditions and culture.
The opening of the exhibition of historical photographs of Nicholas II and the royal family will be timed to the celebration. It tells about the life and tragedy of the family of the last Russian emperor.