A new group of African applicants from Nigeria and Ghana arrived to get admission to the Saint Petersburg Theological Academy.
Russian theological schools are planning to admit about 20 students from African countries in the new academic year.
Last week, pastoral courses and the liturgical practice of a group of proteges from Kenya and Uganda continued. Subdeacon Seraphim Khanish gave lectures on Liturgics.
Every week, African clergymen, led by priest Roman Chistyakov, participate in the bilingual Divine Liturgy in the Convent of Nativity of Theotokos in Moscow, where, after the service, Nun Matrona (Jepchirchir) gives candle making master class.
African clergymen also do internship at St Nicholas Church in Novaya Sloboda in Moscow at the Synodal Missionary Department under the guidance of Archpriest Igor Davydov and priest Dionisius Grishkov.
“I cordially thank the chairman of the Synodal Missionary Department, Bishop Yevfimy of Lukhovitsi, the staff of the Department, the clergy and teachers of pastoral courses, the abbess of the Convent of Nativity of Theotokos Victorina (Perminova) for their assistance”, Metropolitan Leonid of Klin wrote in his Telegram channel.
Patriarchal Exarchate of Africa