His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion’s visit to the Museum of Russian Culture in San Francisco


His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion being in San Francisco at the meeting of the Archbishop’s Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad visited on September 5th, 2008 the Museum of Russian Culture together with archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany and Bishop Michael of Geneva and Western Europe. Ecclesiastic personages have had a look at the archival spaces, have seen exhibit collection, some materials from different funds and collections and the work of the Museum’s website.

Metropolitan Hilarion noticed the necessity to wider spread the information about the Museum of Russian Culture and promised the help from the Church.

In spite of a strict schedule ecclesiastic personages spent almost an hour and a half in the Museum. The patronage of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion is a great honor and major moral support at this difficult time for the Museum.