ON 23 FEBRUARY a commemoration was held in the southern Tyrol for the Russian soldiers that built the Val Gardena (Grödner Bahn) railway branch that started operations in February 1916. As it happened that Russians celebrated the Day of Defence of the Fatherland on 23 February, a panikhida (memorial service) was held at the parish church of St. Ulrich in Urtijëi in the Southern Tyrol in northern Italy in observance of the 100th anniversary of the Val Gardena Railway for Russian soldiers who perished from wounds and disease during captivity and hard labour there. Both Catholic and Orthodox clergy prayed for the repose of the souls of the dead.
Representatives of Orthodox Christian communities in the Kingdom believe the delivery of the Holy Fire will help improve spiritual relations between the countries. The Holy Fire, which descends in Jerusalem just before the Day of the Resurrection of Christ, has been brought to Great Britain for the Easter Holiday, according to the TASS correspondent. The […]
On Holy Easter Sunday, April 8th, the Holy Fire, or Holy Light (from Greek Άγιος Φως), being the symbol of the Resurrection of Christ that is shining from the life-giving Sepulchre of the Saviour, was delivered from Jerusalem to Milan, Merano and Verona via Moscow by Aeroflot Airlines. The joint action of the Administration of […]