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.
With blessing from His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, just before the Orthodox Easter, on April 15 2017 the delegation of the Foundation of St. Andrew the First-Called will deliver the Holy Fire from the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem to Moscow for the Patriarchal Easter Service held at the Cathedral […]
Endowment for St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May the coming year bring joy and happiness to you and your family. Let all dreams come true, and hearts be filled with light and peace! Wishing you a beautiful holiday with lots of cheers and gifts coming […]