2020-04-01 13:24:00

Patriarch to go around Moscow with icon of Our Lady to rid people of coronavirus

Moscow, April 1, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will bring the icon of Our Lady "Tender Feeling," which is now located in the Cross Vladimir Church of the patriarch's residence in Chisty Pereulok, to the Epiphany Cathedral in Moscow on Friday.

"At 4:00 p.m., Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will go on a trip around Moscow with the icon of Our Lady Tender Feeling, in front of which Holy Seraphim of Sarov prayed, and he will bring the icon to the Yelokhovsky Epiphany Cathedral, where the matins of the holiday of Praise to Our Lady will begin at 6:00 p.m.," the synodal department for church liaison with society and the mass media said.

The patriarch called on believers to follow the bringing of the icon and the church service "staying at home" and "praying together, starting reading the akathistos to Our Lady, adding a prayer for riddance of the harmful plague, coronavirus infection, starting from 4:00 p.m. Moscow time."