On May 18, 2015, Fr. John Paul from ACTS met with the Vice Rector of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Institute for Post-Graduate Studies of the Moscow Patriarchate and other representatives of the Institute to coordinate the efforts between the Coptic and Russian Churches. Among these efforts involves exchange of students and professors, as well as involvement in theological conferences. The school then extended an invitation to their International Patristics Conference on John Cassian next November, at which His Grace Bishop Serapion will present a paper with Fr. John Paul.