On Holy Thursday, the Patriarch washed the feet of 12 priests to commemorate the last supper

Moscow. April 12. INTERFAX – Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill will make on Holy Thursday, April 13, chin omovenie the feet of 12 priests, told the correspondent of “Interfax-Religion” the press Secretary of the Patriarch, the priest of Alexander Volkov.

According to him, traditional day ceremony, the Primate of the Russian Church will do after the Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior “as a sign of humility and service to the people of God in the image of Christ, umevshego the feet of His disciples for the last Supper”.

Also on this day, the Patriarch will consecrate the chrism, which will then be sent to all the dioceses of the Russian Church for use in baptism and the consecration of churches, said the Agency interlocutor.

On Holy Saturday after the service, Patriarch Kirill will visit a number of churches in Moscow, where he will consecrate Easter cakes and congratulate the parishioners on the upcoming holiday. In the Easter day the Patriarch will make the night service in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and in the afternoon will visit one of the city’s hospitals, where patients will congratulate on the holiday. In addition, according to tradition, will take place the videoconference with the Patriarch of the crew of the International space station.