*** In St. Petersburg 1 January will take place a religious procession of abstainers
Moscow/Saint Petersburg. 30 Dec. INTERFAX – the Public movement “forty times Forty” and Boxing club “torpedo” will hold an open training session January 1 at the stadium. Eduard Streltsov in Moscow.
Entrance to the event is free. It will be held under the motto “let’s Start the new year sober,” said the correspondent of “Interfax-Religion” on Saturday, the press service of the movement.
“We invite absolutely everyone to meet the New year in the company of famous athletes and show others an alternative to the universal drunk!” – said the organizers.
Training will take place under the guidance of the honored coach of Russia Oleg Menshikov, masters of sports of international class Vladimir Nosov and David Arustamian.
“Choose yourself how you will enter the next year of the story: drunk, arrogant, swollen with fat or sober, sensible and cheerful! Remember that you look at a lot of people, and you are responsible for the actions”, – stated in the message.
As part of the training will be run Champions at a distance of 3, 7, 10, 12 and 25 km, a master class in Boxing, working out at the gym. Participants will enjoy a steam room, and a tea party.
After a training session will be organized new year’s moleben before the relics of Peresvet and Oslabya in the Church of the Nativity of the virgin in Old Simon.
Meanwhile, the annual procession of Orthodox abstainers Petersburg and the Leningrad region will be held January 1 at the Alexander Nevsky monastery, the press service of the St. Petersburg Metropolitanate.
In the prayer procession will be attended by diocesan clergy, members of trezvinsky communities in the city and region, social workers and youth and all who are willing by prayer to support the good tradition, calling for trazonil and spiritual wakefulness, the report says.