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On June 29, with the blessing of the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk presented a lecture to the 4th Assembly of the Anglican Church in North America. Attending the assembly were representatives from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Nigeria and India. Also attending the assembly was Archbishop Melchisidek of Pitsburgh and Western Pennsylvania (OCA). 

The main theme of the assembly was “The Mission on the Threshold.” Coinciding with the theme of the assembly, Bishop John presented the document “The Modern External Mission of the Russian Orthodox Church” adopted during a meeting of the Synod of Bishops on June 16, 2013.

Bishop John also met with the head of the Anglican Church in North America, Archbishop Foley Beach where they discussed the common desire to build the religious life of their communities in accordance with traditional Christian values.