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.
The event took 2 days, this year it was dedicated to the theme “Family in life of young generation: issues, practices and opportunities”. 400 participants from 11 countries: Russia, Serbia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Italy, China, Poland, USA, Georgia and Montenegro attended the Forum this year. The “Sanctity of Motherhood” program has been implemented since 2006 […]
The delegation of the Foundation of Saint Andrew the First-Called delivered the Holy Fire to Moscow from the Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Jerusalem. Hundreds of believers welcomed the Holy Fire at Vnukovo International Airport. They could get parts of the Holy Fire in order to bring it to their homes and churches. […]