The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill at the end at the end of a festive night service in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior congratulated the Russians on Christmas and wished the faithful to always feel the divine presence, reports TASS.
“I heartily congratulate you with the great and world-saving feast of the Nativity. This day is especially faithful in heart to feel the divine presence,” — said the Patriarch.
According to him the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, “to feel God, you don’t need to be Superman, no need to strain your superhuman strength — you only need to sincerely turn to the Lord in prayer, and He answers this prayer.”
He also noted that on Christmas day, believers feel a special proximity to God and beg Him not to leave them “ways of life”, at the same time, the Patriarch added.
“Each has its own prayer, and we believe that the Lord, these our prayers will be heard”, he concluded.
Earlier, Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev with his wife Svetlana arrived at the night Christmas service in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.