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The Following are two press releases, from Oct. 26, 2009 and Nov. 30, 2009.

Orthodox Theological catechetical courses to be opened in Hamburg

The evening two-year Orthodox Theological Catechetical courses for laymen are to be opened in Hamburg with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. Professors of the Orthodox St. Tikhon Humanitarian University will teach will be teaching at the courses.

The graduates, except auditors, will get the certificate that would allow them to teach Orthodoxy in the schools in the German land that adopted legislation on such studies. The enrolment will last till 15 November 2009.

The opening of the Orthodox Catechetical courses will take place at the Church of St. John of Kronstadt in Hamburg on 26 November 2009. For details visit http://www.hamburg-hram.de.

Theological and Catechetical Courses for Laity Launched in Hamburg

Theological and catechetical courses for laity were inaugurated on Nov. 26 at the Church of St. John of Kronstadt in Hamburg. The lay courses have been organized with the blessing of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia who instructed the faculty of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University to help the Hamburg community in implementing the project. Archpriest Vladimir Vorobyev, rector of St. Tikhon’s University, officiated at the prayer service for the commencement of the courses.

Present were clergy from fraternal Orthodox communities in Hamburg and other cities in Germany as well as representatives of other Christian confessions and various public organizations.

According to the website of the Church of St. John of Kronstadt in Hamburg, the curriculum of the theological-catechetical course provides for two-year studies. At present, over 60 people have been enrolled in the course.

Source: Moscow Patriarchate’s Dept. of External Church Affairs Website, here and here.

The picture is of St. John of Kronstadt Church in Hamburg.

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Written by Stephen

December 4, 2009 at 10:50 pm

Posted in Germany, Russia, Seminary

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