Kazakhstan, September 12, 2011
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Alexander
of Astanai and Kazakhstan, the press conference was led by
the head of the Information and Publishing Department of
the Kazakhstan Metropoliate, Protopriest Evgeny Ivanov and
Kazakhstan’s renowned film director and documentary
maker Konstantin Kharalampidis.
Participating were national and local journalists from the
television, newspaper and magazine outlets, and
representatives of information agencies.
Before the press conference began, those in attendance were shown a segment of a film about the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God. The members of the media were interested in the history of the miraculous image, miracles associated with it and its travels throughout the world. A schedule of the icon’s itinerary in Kazakhstan was made available, as well as DVDs with the film “The Face of the Queen of Heaven,” a video encyclopedia on the foundations of Orthodox Christianity and a brochure titled “The Fundamentals of Orthodoxy.”