Festive night Easter service began at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior — the main Orthodox Cathedral of Russia. This was in the night of Sunday, April 16, RIA Novosti reported.
At a solemn Liturgy brought together several thousand people, led by his Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. “I wish each of you feel a special joy that comes from contact with Christ, the risen in the night” — he said before the service.
In addition, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church said that those who this night visit the temple, “I know that on the heart a special status”. According to him, it’s not about ostentation or service and emotion of the singing of the choir. “We know that even in the most simple churches where there is no such celebrations in cathedrals, people get a special joy in your heart and live with joy,” — said the Patriarch.
He called on the faithful in difficult times to remember about Easter joy and grace of Christ’s resurrection.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church congratulated the faithful in the countries of near and far abroad. “Let his grace, his power, Christ conquered death, we are strengthened in our faith and helps to go on life’s way,” he said.
April 15, Holy fire was brought from Jerusalem to Moscow and transferred to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior for the Easter service.