The festive divine service: as Easter is celebrated in Commonwealth countries

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Easter is celebrated in Commonwealth countries. All of the churches held worship. Thousands of believers congratulate each other with the main Christian holiday. On the occasion told the correspondent of “MIR 24” Natalia Duginova.

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Tbilisi. In a festive worship – special melody. The Church choir sings so that all believers are overwhelmed with joy.

In Georgia the majority of the population are Orthodox Christians. Hundreds of people spent the night in the temple. Next to ordinary citizens – the country’s top leadership. The mayor of Tbilisi Kakha Kaladze is also here. Service is the Patriarch of all Georgia Ilia II. He turns to the congregation. The key idea of the message – young people need to foster a sense of patriotism.

“I congratulate you all on a great holiday. I wish you peace, health and tranquility. The words of the Patriarch could not fail to excite all who listened to his message. There are so many correct and necessary advice. I think that all believers will be attentive to the words of our Patriarch,” said the Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze.

In Kazakhstan, the main Easter Liturgy in Svyato-Voznesensky Cathedral. It was headed by Metropolitan of Astana and Kazakhstan Alexander. Everything that happens in the temple is shown on a large monitor on the street.

“I would like to once again congratulate all the prayer and wish of many and rich mercies from the Lord. Our blessed land of the great steppe of prosperity and peace,” said the Metropolitan.

The temple is under restoration, ancient building return original appearance. In Soviet times it housed the Museum. Only 24 years ago at the initiative of the first President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, he was again returned to believers.

Saint-Petersburg. Paschal Vespers for the sailors is traditionally held in the Kronstadt Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas. It was built in 1913 specifically for the fleet.

“He built at the expense of the sailors and restored on means of the sailors. And the memory of the sailors who have achieved success at sea, sometimes not achieved, but the dead to the glory of Russia, it is here”, – said the head of the naval Academy named after Admiral of the fleet of the Soviet Union N. G.Kuznetsov Vladimir Kasatonov.

There’s even a vessel for Holy water charm is in the shape of a submarine. But otherwise all the traditions met. “Christ is risen” is the exclamation of the congregation say, as thousands of believers around the world.