Cross set up, prayer said in North Pole

Moscow, April 7, Interfax - Members of the Association of Heroes of the Soviet  Union and Heroes of Russia, polar researchers, statesmen, public figures and  businessmen arrived at the North Pole on Sunday. The group also includes Bishop Iakov of Naryan-Mar and Mezensk, and  Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department  for Church and ...

Russian church to be consecrated in Antarctica

14/2/14 Moscow, February 12, Interfax – An expedition is traveling from Moscow to Antarctica with the purpose of the great consecration of the southernmost Russian Orthodox church on Earth. Shortly before the start Bishop Iakov of Naryan-Mar and Mezensk performed a parting prayer for the expedition members at the Russian Geographical Society’s headquarters, the Society’s spokesperson told Interfax. The bishop consecrated the North Pole in 2011, and Northern ...