His Holiness Patriarch Cyril celebrated Pascha in the cathedral of the Lord Jesus Christ the Saviour
In the eve of April the 19th Patriarch of Moscow and all
The President of the Russian Federation Mr. Dmitri Medvedev and the Prime Minister Mr. Vladimir Putin were present to the celebration service as well.
Before the service, traditionally, the Holy Flame was brought in the temple, and the present people there, lighted their candles on it. The Holy Flame has been brought at April the 18th in a special flight from
With singing the verse-song “The Rising of Yours, Oh Jesus, You Saviour” the religious procession has been done around the church of the Lord Jesus Christ the Saviour, lead by the Head of Russian Church.
This year, the Resurrection Gospel has been read in eighteen languages. Patriarch Cyril started to read in Greek and Latin, and then those co-servicing with him continued in Hebrew, Armenian, Old Slav, Russian, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Moldavian, Estonian, Latvian, Serbian, Moldavian and Chinese.
After the celebration, Patriarch Cyril spoke to the faithful people saying: “God is testing us when allows the evil to come close to us, He is testing our faith and our loyalty, because He overwhelmed every evil with his Resurrection…and the one who is with Christ is stronger than Hades.”