MOSCOW: March 25, 2010 
Russia’s Capital to Host an Evening Commemorating Metropolitan Laurus 

The following is an announcement by the Metropolitan Laurus Fund, of the Alexander Solzhenitsyn House of the Russian Diaspora, under the aegis of the Cultural Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Department of External Economic and International Relations of Moscow: 

On April 8, 2010, at 6 pm,
the Bolshoy Hall of the House of the Russian Diaspora will host the
Third Annual Memorial Evening for Metropolitan Laurus of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia 

Invited are clergymen and laity of ROCOR and the Moscow Patriarchate, members of the International Nobility Association, journalists, Orthodox Christian poets, writers and public figures, as well as those who knew and revered Metropolitan Laurus personally.

During the event, a CD of songs performed by the International and All-Russian Laureate, Anna Abikulova (St Petersburg), written to the lyrics of Monk Vsevolod, Svjatoje umenije [“Holy Ability”], dedicated to Metropolitan Laurus, will be presented, as well as the recording of Pesni Russkogo Zarubezhija [“Songs of the Russian Diaspora”], part of S. Kuznetsov’s project S ljubovju k Rossii [“With Love for Russia”]. Songs devoted to the memory of the late hierarch will also be sung by International Laureate Stanislav Bartenev, and the composers Evgenia Fokina and Fr Gennady (Ulyanich) of Tver’.

Monk Vsevolod and the Sergei Kuznetsov, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Bolshoi Vashington [“Great Washington”], will host the event.

Admission is free. For further information, contact (in Russia): 495-915-10-80 or 495-949-77-65.Address: Dom Russkogo Zarubezhiya, Nizhnyaya Radishchevskaya ulitsa, dom 2, Taganaskaya (kol’tsevaya) Station.


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