Christmas service began in the temple of Christ the Savior
MOSCOW, January 6. /TASS/. The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill began the night Christmas service at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the correspondent of TASS.
To the Patriarchal service in the main Church of Russia was attended by thousands of believers. Among those present at the service, the members of the Federation Council and state Duma deputies, high-ranking government officials.
The service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in live broadcast TV channels “First”, “Russia 1” and “Spas”, an online broadcast is also on the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Together with the Russian Orthodox Church, Christmas is celebrated in Jerusalem, Polish, Georgian, Serbian Orthodox churches and monasteries, and the monasteries of mount Athos. In addition, they are joined by the Eastern rite Catholics and some Protestants also living according to the Julian calendar.
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