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Ceremony on the occasion of 176 years from the death of Saint Seraphim of Sarov in Diveevo ( 16.01.2009 )

On January 15th, 2009, Thursday, at the day of 176 years passed from the death of Saint Seraphim of Sarov, a Divine Liturgy has been celebrated in the cathedral of the St. Troicky Seraphimo-Diveevsky female Monastery.

After the service of the Divine Liturgy, Bishop George said: “To Saint Seraphim of Sarov has been given an unique praying gift; with the prayers of St. Seraphim, man can be cleared from sins and can come closer to God. His Holiness, Patriarch Alexy respected father Seraphim in a particular manner. In the time when Patriarch Alexy was a Head of the Russian Orthodox Church, relics of St. Seraphim have crossed Russia from Moscow to Diveevo. Soon we should elect the Head of our Church. Let’s pray to father St. Seraphim not to forget us in his prayers to God and to give patience, peace and determination to the Bishops.”