Seven days of joy: what not to forget at Easter
MOSCOW, 9 APR — news, Alexey Mikheev. The Orthodox long-awaited Easter week, when instead of “Hello!” they say “Christ is risen!”, canceled all the posts, and everyone can climb the Church bell tower and announce to the neighborhood Easter bells. How to spend these days with benefit, found out the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
It would seem that what is there to understand? You need to go to each other’s homes, to “break the fast” at the Banquet table after almost six weeks of strict fasting, to give each other dyed eggs. It is possible though every day to go to the temple, where all the week every day is a festive procession. What else? Well, perhaps, to remember those who denied that.
“Every year I increasingly realize how important it is to share our joy with other people. Not only to come together at the table with friends and family, and go to those who are struggling, who can’t go to the temple to attend the service. Is and patients of hospitals and inmates of prisons. Easter inclusive, and Christians are called to carry it to others” — says the head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.
Easter in prison
This year the Moscow investigation isolator No. 2 of the famous Butyrka, was visited by the Patriarch Kirill. As it has always been taken in Russia, on Easter he came into the chamber, distributed to prisoners Easter gifts and wished them “not to become embittered and to harden the soul.” How important it is for them, even a simple congratulatory message, and how it really is difficult to write such a letter, recalls and Legoyda. One time, he was responsible for the correspondence with prisoners in the magazine “Russian pilgrim.”