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Paschal divine services for Russian communities celebrated in Ankara, Istanbul and Belek

Paschal divine services for Russian communities celebrated in Ankara, Istanbul and Belek
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1 May 2019 year 11:28

On 28th April 2019, at the Church of Ss. Constantine and Helen, Equal-to-the-Apostles, located in the territory of the summer residence of the Consulate General of Russia in Istanbul, the Paschal Matins with the procession of the cross and the Divine Liturgy were celebrated by Priest Georgy Sergeyev, acting rector of the church, responsible for taking pastoral care of the flock of the Russian Orthodox Church in the territory of the Republic of Turkey. Praying at the service were some one hundred people: Orthodox citizens of Istanbul, a group of pilgrims from Bursa, and representatives of the Russian diplomatic corps. 

On the day of the Radiant Resurrection of Christ the divine service was celebrated for the faithful residing in the Antalya province, at the ‘Garden of Religions’ complex located in Belek.

Attending the Liturgy celebrated by Priest Georgy Ivanchoglo, who had come to Antalya with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, were over 200 people from various regions of the country, as well as staff members of the Consulate General of Russia in Antalya.

On 30th April, the Bright Tuesday, in the territory of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ankara, Priest Georgy Sergeyev celebrated the Paschal divine service. Praying at the Liturgy were compatriots living in the capital of Turkey and staff members of the diplomatic mission, official website of the Russian Orthodox Church reports.

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