video from celebrations from the 5th anniversary (signing of the Act of Canonical Communion)

This week has marked the 5th anniversary of the Act of Canonical Communion between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Church Abroad. Here are several of the videos of events during those celebrations. Explanations courtesy of google with some editing by me. Videos are in Russian. Enjoy!

May 19, 2012, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill led the service of Divine Liturgy in the open air at the Butovo. Worship on the site of mass executions and burial of the victims of political repression, including many of the new Russian, began the celebrations devoted to the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.

May 20, 2012, in the 6th week of Easter, healing of the blind man, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill led the service of Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. In a festive celebration, timed to coincide with celebrations to mark the fifth anniversary of the reunification of the Russian Orthodox Church in the homeland and abroad, attended by a delegation of the ROCOR, headed by Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York Hilarion.

May 20 at the Hall of Church Councils in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow a solemn concert was held, on the fifth anniversary of the restoration of canonical unity of the Russian Orthodox Church. The event was headed by His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.

May 21, 2012 at Epiphany Cathedral in Yelokhovo Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill led the memorial service for the late Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II and Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York Laura. Among concelebrated by His Holiness were members of the delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, who arrived in Moscow to take part in celebrations to mark the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion between the Moscow Patriarchate and the ROCOR.

For the God-preserved Russian Land and its Orthodox people both in the homeland and in the diaspora, and for their salvation, let us pray to the Lord.

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