Chinese version of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s book In His Own Words to be presented in Moscow

Source: DECR team | 24 September 2021

On September 30, 2021, the presentation of the Chinese version of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow’s book In His Own Words will take place at the Chinese Patriarchal Metochion.

The collection contains thoroughly selected passages from His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s sermons, academic articles, papers, speeches and interviews, with each day of the calendar year having an appropriate passage.

In the book, a reader can take a look at Patriarch Kirill as a pastor of the Church of Christ, a thinker addressing pressing problems of today’s world and a person endowed with a profound spiritual experience and a unique charisma of a preacher. The publication of this book in Chinese on the eve of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church’s 75th birthday reflects the interest of the whole world in the personality of Patriarch Kirill himself and in the life of the whole Russian Orthodox Church.

The event will be led by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate and Rector of Sts Cyril and Methodius Institute for Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies.

The presentation will also include other publications of Orthodox literature in Chinese including Catechism: A Concise Guide to Orthodox Faith by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, a concise illustrated Russian-Chinese dictionary of Orthodox vocabulary, Ascetics for the Laity by Father Pavel Gumerov and others. The publications became possible thanks to the Foundation for Support of Christian Culture and Heritage.

The event will be streamed on YouTube for other cities with the simultaneous translation into Chinese:КитайскоеПодворье.

It is also possible to participate in the presentation online through the Zoom videoconferencing, the link to which is available on email with the indication of your name, city of residence and walk of life.

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