V annual Congress of Orthodox youth of Spain and Portugal / cerkov-ru.euIV annual Congress of Orthodox youth of Spain and Portugal was held in the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Madrid.

According to “Blagovest-info”, 35 boys and girls from Madrid, Barcelona, Porto, Altea and other cities gathered together for prayer and fellowship. The Congress was also attended by Archpriest Andrew Kordochkin, rector of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Madrid, the priest Adam Kondratiuk, rector of the parish of St. Seraphim of Sarov in Benidorm, and priest Alexander Piskunov, rector of the parish of the new Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church in the Port.

Guest of the Congress was the deacon Ilya Kokin, who presented his book “Fear builds walls, love builds bridges”. The young people gathered for conversation with priests, watched a movie, and on the Sabbath made a trip to the mountains near Madrid. The conference concluded with a divine Liturgy, a tour of the town and a football match in the Retiro Park.

“Such meetings are especially important for those who live in the cities, the distance from which to the constant arrival of hundreds of kilometers. It is important that young people who live far away from the temples had the opportunity to meet and make friends with each other,” said father Andrew Kordochkin.