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DIOCESE OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND: December 26, 2011
Hieromonk Iov (Gumerov) Meets with the Clergy and Laity of Holy Protection Church in Cabramatta

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, on December 25, 2011, Hieromonk Iov (Gumerov), a resident of Sretensky Stavropighial Monastery in Moscow, Russia, met with the clergy and laity of the Sydney Deanery at Holy Protection Church in Cabramatta, Australia. Fr Iov is a renowned author of many books on religion.

The evening opened with a keynote address by Protopriest Boris Ignatievsky, rector of Holy Protection Church, after which Fr Iov read a lecture titled Divine Providence in the Life of the World and Mankind. Hieromonk Iov then presented his book A Thousand Questions to a Priest, after which the eminent guest answered questions. Many of these questions pointed to the wonderful benefit the reconciliation within the Russian Orthodox Church of 2007 brought.

The evening concluded with a splendid dinner prepared by the parish sisterhood headed by Vera Paramonova.

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