Vologda. June 18. INTERFAX – Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill said on Sunday a solemn divine service at the Kremlin square of Vologda in the framework of his pastoral visit to the region.
As the press service of the Governor of the Vologda region Oleg Kuvshinnikova, the service was attended by about 12 thousand believers.
“We celebrated the divine Liturgy in the centre of Vologda, North of the city with great history and no doubt a wonderful future. It is born today. Believe that the prayers of the saints, in the land of Vologda saints, and the city of Vologda, the Vologda and the whole earth will become such a domestic way of life external beauty and livability, which only dreamed of a generation preceding us”, – the press service quoted the words of the Patriarch.
During the Patriarchal visit, the Governor of the Vologda region discussed with the Primate of the issue of restoration of the vertical dominants of the historical centre of Vologda – the bell tower of St. Sophia Cathedral.
In addition, the Patriarch met with the pupils of the center of assistance to children left without parental care.
A visit to the region, Patriarch Kirill was dedicated to the celebration of the Day of all Vologda saints.