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First Liturgy in 100 Years in St. Petersburg Church
Pravoslavie ^ | 1/18/23

Posted on 01/19/2023 6:01:19 PM PST by marshmallow

The liturgical life was revived in yet another Russian church, a century after it was abolished by the godless Soviet authorities.

On January 14, the feast of the Circumcision of the Lord and St. Basil the Great, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the lower church of the Church of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos on Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg for the first time since 1923, reports the St. Petersburg Metropolis.

The service was celebrated on the right altar, which was consecrated in 1762 by St. Tikhon of Zadonsk. The renovated altar is to be consecrated in honor of the Holy Hierarch.

The rector, Archpriest Andrei Diakonov, recalled the 20th-century history of the church:

Let’s remember our history of the 20th century: 100 years ago, the heresy of Renovationism arose. In February 1923, the last Divine Liturgy was served here by the Holy Martyr Vasily Sokolsky, who was arrested and sent into exile, after which the church was seized by the Renovationists and then closed. In 1936, the persecutors of the faith turned the church into a factory; they set up a machine shop here.

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TOPICS: History; Other Christian; Religion & Culture; Worship

1 posted on 01/19/2023 6:01:19 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

I wonder how many Catholics are beginning to look at the Easter Orthodox as an alternative?

2 posted on 01/19/2023 6:49:20 PM PST by Fai Mao (Stop feeding the beast, and steal its food!)
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To: Fai Mao

I doubt many Catholics are interested in worshipping Saint Putin and his KGB buddy Saint Kirill.

But you might find a few who would like Our Blessed Mother of Nuclear Annihilation!

3 posted on 01/19/2023 6:53:15 PM PST by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism. )
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“Our Blessed Mother of Nuclear Annihilation!”

Rumors are Putin is not a well man. Leukemia? Parkinson’s? Dying? I hope our leaders are considering very carefully how dangerous it might be to drive him to desperation. He keeps hinting at using nukes.

4 posted on 01/19/2023 7:59:34 PM PST by MDLION ("Trust in the Lord with all your heart" -Proverbs 3:5)
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