“Preaching Christ and the Gospel, bearing witness to the lofty spiritual and moral ideals of Christianity — this is what I have dedicated my life to.” —Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, who has just been awarded the State Prize in Russia for 2020 in the area of literature and the arts, one of the highest honors Russia confers

    Yesterday I sent out a letter which I used a few words from Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, 54, whom I have known and worked with for more than 20 years, to preview the upcoming June 16 meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, of U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Today I received word that Hilarion has been awarded one of the highest prizes the Russian government bestows: the Russian State Prize in the area of literature and art. The award was given in part for Hilarion’s books on the life of Jesus, in part for his work in composing music.

Praise the Lord

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