Apostles of the 21st Century

A unique exhibition on the spread of Orthodoxy throughout the world is underway in Yekaterinburg, Russia.ApostlesWith the blessing of Metropolitan Kirill of Yekaterinburg and Verkhoturye, the diocesan missionary department is showing the exhibition “Apostles of the Twenty-First Century” from February 3-16, 2014, in the “Patriarchal Representation” religious education center (Yekaterinburg, 34 Tolmachev Street).

At the exhibition one can see how Orthodoxy is being spread in the Philippines, India, Mongolia, Pakistan, Thailand, Cambodia, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, and other countries. The photographs are accompanied by excerpts from the stories of missionaries and the newly baptized.

The exhibition is also displaying missionary publications in foreign languages and exhibits showing how Christianity is reflected in the culture of non-Orthodox peoples.

One can hear the chanting of Orthodox Africans, see videos of missionary journeys, and chat with missionaries.


Photo by Deacon George Maximov



  1. This shows how well Orthodoxy can adapt itself to very different cultures. Even at its best, Western Christianity is not so flexible in this regard.

  2. Beautiful pictures, praise be to God for this apostolic work! The woman dressing like priest in the 7th picture counted from the bottom is confusing me a bit though. Does anyone know some more information about the meaning of this?

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