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First Ever Russian Orthodox Church in Arabia

June 8, 2011 by  
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On June 2, 2011, Ascension Day, the cupolas of the Orthodox church dedicated to St. Philip in Sharjah, OAE, were crowned with golden crosses. It is the first Russian Orthodox church to be built not only in the OAE but in the whole Arabia. It is also the only church in the peninsula to be crowned with crosses. Before installation, the crosses were blessed by the rector of the Russian parish, Igumen Alexander Zarkeshev. The five crosses and nine decorative stars covered with  [Read more...]