General Director of Expocentre congratulated Patriarch Kirill on the 10th anniversary of enthronement
General Director of Expocentre Sergey Bednov congratulated Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the 10th anniversary of his enthronement.
The ceremony was held in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior during a reception on the occasion of the anniversary.
On behalf of Expocentre AO, Mr Bednov presented Patriarch Kirill with a patriarchal staff made by well-known Russian sculptor Kirill Protopopov. It was a shared gift from Expocentre and the Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov at Krasnopresnenskaya embankment in Moscow.
Sergey Bednov presented the gift together with Dean of the Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov and Chairman of the Education Committee of the Russian Orthodox Church Archpriest Maxim Kozlov.
The Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov at Expocentre Fairgrounds will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its consecration in 2020. It is Europe's only orthodox church built at a fairgrounds.