Two Patriarch led a service in honor of the 1030-th anniversary of the baptism of Russia in the Kremlin
MOSCOW, 28 Aug — RIA Novosti. Patriarchs of Moscow and all Russia Cyril and Alexandria and all Africa Theodore II began committing the festive divine Liturgy under the open sky on the Cathedral square of the Moscow Kremlin.
Church celebration, which will be held on Saturday across Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other countries, dedicated to the celebration 1030-anniversary of the Baptism of Rus and the day of memory of Holy Prince Vladimir.
The arrival of the patriarchs announced to the festive ringing of the bells.
Cathedral square in these moments continues to fill numerous pilgrims. The parishioners of Moscow and near Moscow churches are going in this day. Before the beginning of the service, the sky had cleared and the entire area flooded with sun. The service, which involves the bishops and clergy of the 11 local Orthodox churches will be held in the Kremlin under the open sky.
After the Liturgy, two of the Patriarch will lead a procession to the Borovitsky hill, where the monument to Prince Vladimir-the Baptist of Russia will be made a festive prayer service.
The traffic in the festive day on 28 July, some streets in the center of the Russian capital limited.
The celebrations have begun in Kiev. As reported in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, in the procession in honor of the 1030-th anniversary of the baptism of Russia on Friday in Kiev was attended by about 250 thousand faithful from all the dioceses of the UOC and pilgrims from abroad, despite the obstacles scale was created for the faithful of the Ukrainian officials and carriers.