MOSCOW, 7 Feb — RIA Novosti. Ahead of the visit of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia to the UK in the capital will be shown the documentary film of Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeev) “Orthodoxy in the British Isles”, reports on Friday the communication service of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.
The film, which will be able to see everyone on October 12 in the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo, talks about the appeal of the peoples who inhabited the British archipelago, in the Christian faith, the establishment of Christian churches on the Islands of Albion before the split between East and West and about the current situation of the Orthodox Church in the UK, explained in the Department.
Great place in the picture is given the story of the modern Orthodox theologians and ascetics, which gave the world Britain is Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh (bloom), Archimandrite Sophronios (Sakharov), Dioknisi Metropolitan Kallistos (ware). The documentary was filmed with the support of the Federal Agency for press and mass communications.
The beginning of preaching the gospel in the British Isles has placed the Apostle of the seventy Aristobulus. According to one medieval legend, the Apostle Andrew visited Scotland. Before the schism in 1054 the Church was glorified more than two hundred British martyrs, prelates, Reverend, pious kings, and martyrs. History of the Russian Orthodox Church in great Britain begins in 1716, when the Russian Embassy in the UK rented in London a room for the house Church with a Suite of rooms for the Abbot.