Russian Orthodox Church to hold exhibition in Washington
Moscow, December 4, Interfax - An exhibition called "Russian Orthodox Church in the 20th century" about Russia's spiritual revival and held on the occasion of restoration of its unity, will open at the exhibition hall at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington on December 7.
The event will be held with the blessing of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II and under the guidance of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Russian Ministry of Culture and Mass Communications, the government of Moscow and a number of private organizations, exhibition organizers told Interfax on Tuesday.
The exhibition was first held at the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow in 2005. Subsequently, it was at the UNESCO headquarters in February 2006 and at the Corso Museum in Rome in December 2006.
The exhibition will show unique photos from collections of the Russian church and the leading Russian and foreign news agencies, church art works and personal belongings of the prominent clergymen during the Church schism in the 20th century prompted by the Russian Civil War.http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=4020EDIT: Text of article added to make link compliant with forum policy. - PeterTheAleut