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THE ORTHODOX PARISH OF THE MOSKOW PATRIARCHATE IN TURIN is dedicated to Saint Maximus (5th century), the first bishop of the town, and a Church Father. The patron saint's feast is on June 25th (July 8th for the Orthodox who followed the Old Calendar).

A community of Orthodox Italians gave rise in 1993 to the current parish of St. Maximus. Early in its life the community had no permanent place of worship, and was hosted in various places in the city, before being assigned, in 2001, to the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer (see the picture above), in the hillside of Turin.

The services follow the Typicon (rules and model of worship) of the Russian Church, the language of worship varies according to the origin of the faithful: the most used languages are Italian, Church Slavonic and Romanian.

The vast majority of the faithful comes from the Republic of Moldova, with a sizeable presence of Ukrainian, Russian and Italian Orthodox, and also from other countries (Belarus, Romania, former Yugoslavia, Georgia, Bulgaria).

 

 

According to the missionary spirit which has always characterized the Russian Church, the parish led by Abbot Ambrose (Cassinasko), along with its task of pastoral care of the faithful of the Moscow Patriarchate (and by extension of those of Slavic Orthodox tradition) in Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta, seeks to develop a genuinely local community, dedicated to the witness of the Orthodox Faith in the West.
 

 

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August 2014, Concert in the church “San Giorgio Dei Greci”, Venice, Italy

 

“Bulgarian Collegium HOSANNA” is a chamber vocal ensemble (from 5 to 9 singers) of ancient and contemporary orthodox music; created by composer Georgi Popov and director Elitza Hristova - PhD in Theology, Eastern Church singing.
 

 

The ensemble has a huge repertoire of Bulgarian and Greek Byzantine chants of Orthodox liturgical practice; Orthodox liturgies in English, French, German, Italian and other languages; works from different countries and epochs.
Everywhere, where they sang, Bulgarian singers fascinated the demanding European audience. Over the years, the ensemble has received prestigious awards for its contribution to Christian culture. With great enthusiasm they were welcomed in cultural centers such as Paris, Moscow, Vienna, Rome, Milan, Turin, Venice, Belgrade, Ohrid and many others.

 

 

 
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