Orthodox Christians celebrate the assumption of the blessed virgin Mary

The feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, one of the most important in the Church calendar, celebrated by Orthodox Christians. It completes a two-week period of fasting, reports «TV Center».

Solemn Liturgy in the Dormition Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin traditionally made on this day, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill. The service was attended by the Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech lands and Slovakia, Metropolitan Rostislav. The holiday was established on the occasion of the wonderful end of the earthly life of the virgin Mary, the tomb where three days after the death was discovered empty. According to legend, she, body and soul resides in Heaven. The day of the assumption was particularly revered in Russia, he consecrated cathedrals in dozens of cities and many monasteries.

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Orthodox Christians celebrate the assumption of the blessed virgin Mary 28.08.2016

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