Archbishop Theophylact of Pyatigorsk visited Turkmenistan


6-9 December 2018 interim Manager of the Patriarchal deanery of the Russian Orthodox Church parishes in Turkmenistan, Archbishop of Pyatigorsk and Cherkessk have Feofilaktom parishes of Ashgabat and Dashoguz, reports patriarhiei.

Bishop made four Divine Liturgy, held the annual meeting of the Orthodox clergy of Turkmenistan, headed the work of educational Christmas readings, met with Orthodox youth.

During the annual meeting of the clergy Archbishop Feofilakt expressed satisfaction that all the clergy of Turkmenistan has a Seminary education, and called on clerics to continue their efforts to educate themselves. “Education is not received once the amount of knowledge and efforts in embracing the new we make with mind and heart every day,” said Vladyka.

In the framework held in the Republic Christmas educational readings “Youth: freedom and responsibility” took place the meeting of the Archbishop with the Orthodox youth of Turkmenistan. Each participant of the meeting, Archbishop Theophylaktos was given a book of Proverbs of Solomon in Russian and Turkmen languages.

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