Moscow, April 19, 2013
Planning the celebration of the 700th anniversary of the birth of St Sergius of Radonezh;
Establishing an international charity;
Unveiling monuments to St Sergius in Moscow and abroad;
Establishing a St Sergius of Radonezh award "for contributions to restoring spirituality in Russia";
Preparing and publishing new materials about St Sergius;
Holding international academic conferences;
Holding international exhibitions in Russia and abroad;
Creating a special informational website;
Making a documentary film;
Designing a postage stamp and minting a commemorative coin.
Given that without the direct participation of the Russian Orthodox Church it is impossible to hold key events and prepare the anniversary celebrations,in order to co-ordinate activities His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia has decided to set up an organizational committee of theChurch to prepare the celebrations of the 700th anniversary of the birth of St Sergius of Radonezh.The first meeting of the organizational committee is to be held on April 25, 2013 in the Holy Trinity St Sergius Lavra under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Merkury of Rostov and Novocherkassk. The list of committee membershas been posted on the patriarchia.ru website.