Pictures of Bp. Alexander's pilgrimage to Russia


Between June 6 and 25, 2007, Bishop Alexander went on pilgrimmage to Russia. Bishop Alexander visited Moscow, St. Petersburg and the ancient city of Novgorod. In Moscow His Grace was guest of Bishop Niphon, the representative of the Patriarchate of Antioch in Moscow. On June 10, along with over 75 metropolitans and bishopsfrom the Russian Church, Bishop Niphon and Bishop Alexander served the Divine Liturgy with His Holiness Alexei II, Patriach of Russia, at Christ the Savior Cathedral.

Pictures
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St. Basil's Cathedral
St. Basil's Cathedral
The Danilov Monastery
The Danilov Monastery
Cathedral Square at the Kremlin
Cathedral Square at the Kremlin
Patriarch Alexei presiding over the Liturgy
Patriarch Alexei presiding over the Liturgy
With Patriarch Alexei II and Bishop Niphon
With Patriarch Alexei II and Bishop Niphon
At the Holy Trinity Lavra in Sergiev Posad
At the Holy Trinity Lavra in Sergiev Posad
With seminarians (also guides) at the Lavra
With seminarians (also guides) at the Lavra
At the Novodevichy Convent
At the Novodevichy Convent
Main church at the Spaso-Andronikov Monastery said to be designed by St. Andrey Rublov
Main church at the Spaso-Andronikov Monastery said to be designed by St. Andrey Rublov
Partial view of the restored iconostasis of the Church of Archangel Gabriel at the metochion
Partial view of the restored iconostasis of the Church of Archangel Gabriel at the metochion
The famous Manshikov tower at the metochion of the Patriarchate of Antioch
The famous Manshikov tower at the metochion of the Patriarchate of Antioch
  Churches of the Ancient city of Novgorod
Churches of the Ancient city of Novgorod
Iconostasis of St. Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod
Iconostasis of St. Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod
Church of St. George outside Novgorod
Church of St. George outside Novgorod
Dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral towering over St. Petersburg
Dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral towering over St. Petersburg
Inside St. Isaac's
Inside St. Isaac's
  Tomb of Tsar Nicholas II and his family
Tomb of Tsar Nicholas II and his family