Putin and Medvedev arrived at the Easter service in the Christ the Savior Cathedral
MOSCOW, 16 APR — RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrived at the Easter service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, which makes the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill.
The service is also present wife of the Prime Minister Svetlana Medvedeva.
Putin regularly visits temples during major religious holidays. At Easter it usually happens in Moscow, in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and Christmas is, as a rule, meets in churches outside the capital. Medvedev at these Church celebrations are always coming to the main temple of the country.
Orthodox believers celebrate Sunday the main Christian holiday — Easter or Resurrection of Christ. It is a moveable holiday, established in Apostolic times, its date each year is calculated separately according to the lunar-solar calendar. On this day remember the resurrection from the dead of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion on the cross for the sins of all mankind. In all Orthodox churches on Easter night of festive worship.
For festive celebrations in Moscow — they’re in the night are held in all Orthodox churches — the delegation of St. Andrew Foundation once again brought from the Holy Land Holy fire. He ignited every year on Easter eve, Holy Saturday, in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, symbolizing the miraculous light of the Resurrection.