Article from Russian Orthodox Church Department for External Church Relations
At the invitation of St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation and the Center of National Glory, orphaned children from war-stricken Syria have come to Russia for holidays. About a hundred pupils, accompanied by their teachers, from the Orthodox orphanages at the monasteries of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, located in Saidnaya, Maaloula, Damascus, and the Valley of Christians, and from boarding schools for children of deceased servicemen, will spend two weeks in a children’s health camp in the Moscow Region.
With the blessing of His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East, Archimandrite Yousef Yacoub, rector of the Church of the Holy Mother of God in Latakia, accompanies the children. Full article here.