President of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society Visits Mother See

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - August 2016 On August 29, Mr. Sergei Stepashin, President of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society International NGO; and his delegation, visited the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The guests were welcomed by His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan, Director of the External Relations and Protocol Department of Mother See. Archbishop Nathan conveyed ...

Sergei Stepashin: “A Whole Program Has Been Developed to Protect Christians in the Near East”

Sergei Stepashin: “A Whole Program Has Been Developed to Protect Christians in the Near East”

Pravmir.ru November 12, 2014. Sergei Stepashin, Chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, delivered a speech on systematic efforts aimed at protecting Christians in the Near Eastern countries, which are now in a state of war, on November 11. The Blagovest-Info website has reported that Mr. Stepashin delivered his speech during a panel discussion titled “The Near ...

Russia to continue humanitarian aid to Syria

20/4/14 Russia will continue humanitarian aid to Syria and assistance to the Russian citizens who have decided to leave the country for security reasons, the Foreign Ministry said. On Tuesday, April 15, an Ilyushin-76 plane of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations delivered 15 tons of humanitarian aid to Syria’s main seaport of Latakia on the ...

Renovation of Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem will cost 20 million

26/2/14 Italian specialists are working on renovating the roof and stained-glass panels of the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem, which is located over the cave where, according to the legend, Christ was born. The work may take from four to five years. The total cost of the renovation is estimated at $20 million. The committee on ...

“We have never had any division between Christians and Muslims”

Vestnik Kavkaza - 14/10/13 "This is a bloody mayhem supported by the sinister Pentagon’s scenario of military pressure, violence and air strikes that will undoubtedly provoke many casualties and paralyze Syria", the deputy chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS) Elena Agapova emotionally began her story about the humanitarian situation in Syria. According to her, "the ...

Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society sends humanitarian aid to Damascus damaged by militants

Moscow, October 11, Interfax - The Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IPPO) has sent humanitarian aid to Damascus, part of which is meant for the fourth century St. Thekla Convent in the Syrian town of Maaloula. "A total of 24 boxes with IPPO humanitarian aid will be delivered to the St. Thekla Convent," the Imperial Orthodox ...

Conference of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society takes place in Moscow

On 4 June 2012, the second conference of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS) timed to its 130th anniversary took place at the conference hall of the Russian Camber of Accounts. The Presidium consisted of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, chairman of the Committee of the IOPS honoured members; Mr. Sergei Stepashin, ...

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk was elected honorary member of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society

On 28 May 2012, the Council of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS) held its regular session under the chairmanship of Sergei Stepashin, the chairman of the IOPS and the head of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation. Discussed were the issues of preparation for the upcoming 2nd Conference of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society ...

Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society awards representatives of Russian Orthodox Church

6/7/2011 On July 6, 2011, the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society held a grand meeting on the occasion of its initiator V. Khitrovo’s birthday, at the building of the Russian Federation Audit Chamber. The IOPS president Mr. S. Stepashin made a report on the work carried out by this international public organization and presented awards to some ...