*** The temple will be a memorial service for soldiers killed in “hot spots”
Moscow. 17 Feb. INTERFAX – Young people from more than 20 countries will gather Sunday for Liturgy at St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg on the occasion of the International day of Orthodox youth.
Praying at the divine service to be performed by the rector of St. Petersburg theological Academy, Archbishop of Peterhof Ambrose, will be read in Church Slavonic, Syrian, Greek, English, Hindi and Arabic, said “Interfax-Religion” in the press service of the Academy.
The Liturgy will gather young people from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Serbia, Greece, USA, Canada, Syria, India, South Korea, China and other countries that are studying in the theological Academy.
After the service will be a procession around St. Isaac’s Cathedral. In procession will take part the youth of the community, local parishes, students of universities, members of the public and veteran organizations. Participants will pray about the growth of the love and unity of believers, informs in turn the press-service of the Petersburg Archdiocese.
After the procession in St. Isaac’s Cathedral in memory of the 28-th anniversary of withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan at the initiative of the Commonwealth veterans ‘ organizations will host the first in a hundred years Requiem for the dead, including “hot spots” soldiers. The funeral Liturgy will celebrate the sacristan of the Cathedral Archpriest Alexei Isaev.