Prison Ministry in Russia
June 28, 2011 Length: 27:49Archpriest Oleg Skomorokh, from the Russian Orthodox Church, St. Petersburg, Russia, has visited prisons since 1995. He has headed the Department of Prison Service of the St. Petersburg diocese since 2005. He is the author of the history of Christian Service in Prisons (a senior thesis in the St.Petersburg orthodox spiritual academy 1998) and the Practice of Prison Service (the dissertation of 1999). In 2009 Fr. Skomorokh was appointed as Director of a special project to develop the Department of Prison Service for the Russian Orthodox Church.
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