The Patriarchia.ru website has reported that several thousand people, including 1,200 delegates from the regions of Russia and abroad, will take part in this major event.
Among the delegates will be people responsible for youth work in the dioceses of the Russian Orthodox Church, leaders of the youth and social unions, experts in the most significant social, religious, and political issues, and also invited guests.
Plenipotentiary envoys of the President of the Russian Federation and the Agency of Strategic Initiatives (ASI) take an active part in inviting the delegates and arranging the program of the gathering.
The event is aimed at giving Orthodox young people an opportunity to identify a range of issues which the youth face in a dialog with each other and authoritative political and social figures of the country and to find a solution together, which will enable the young generation to foster moral values in their lives. In addition, the participants will discuss questions on the creation of a united international Orthodox youth association.
A plenary meeting of the International Orthodox Youth Gathering discussing prime development strategies of the youth policy will be held at the Church Council Hall at the Christ the Savior Cathedral on November 19. It will be chaired by Bishop Ignaty of Vyborg and Priozersk, Chairman of the Synodal Youth Department. The participants of the gathering will participate in meetings on various topics during the forum, at the end of which final documents will be produced.