Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Red Square Cathedral Celebrates 450th Anniversary of Consecration

Moscow's iconic Cathedral of the Protection (commonly known after the saint whose relics it enshrines, St. Basil the Blessed) on Red Square marked the 450th anniversary of its consecration today with a festal Divine Liturgy celebrated by Patriarch Kirill (Gundyayev) of the Russian Orthodox Church. After the festal services a memorial was served for the victims of the tragic sinking of the Bulgaria on the Volga River. More (in Russian) here.

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