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parish of St. Cassian of Muezersk under the jurisdiction of Russian Orthodox
Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) in the town of Muezersk (Karelia) was organised
in october 1992. The head of the parish Fr. Stephan Krassovitsky is also the
Head of the Mission of ROCOR and the Vice-Chairman of the Social Committee
"For the Moral Restoration of Russia".
Churchwarden is Anatoly Serebrennikoff, the editor of the local independent
newspaper "Muezersky Vestnick" (Muezersky Herald).
number of parishioners is approximately some two-three hundred people. Fr.
Stephan also visits some local villages of the Muezersk Region. Fr. Stephan is
the spiritual leader of the local scouts detachment named in honour of St. Olaf,
Martyr-King of Norway.
summer the Karelian scouts of Muezersk organize a scouting camp on the island of
Valaam (lake Ladoga); and in 1999 the detachment of St. Olaf took part in the
international scouts camp at the Vuoksa River near St. Petersburg.
parish regularly publishes booklets about the Church history and religious life
of Karelia under the title "Christian Karelia. The Isle of Rus".
mail address of the Parish:
186960, Карелия, пос. Муезерский,
ул. Октябрьская, д. 34, кв. 17.
E-mail of Fr. Stephan (in Moscow):