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The 1030th anniversary of Christianization of Rus to be celebrated in All Orthodox Eparchies
Russian Orthodox Church prepares for celebrating the 1030th anniversary of Christianization of Rus. The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church made a decision to arrange celebrations in all Russian eparchies and provinces, RIA Novosti informs.
According to External Church Affairs’ Head Vladimir Leigoda, scientific conferences, exhibitions, festive concerts and solemn church services dedicated to the anniversary of Rus’ Christianization will take place on July 28.
The Holy Synod established the organizing committee to deal with coordination of preparation activities. Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga headed the committee.
Christianization of Rus was performed on the 28th of July, 988 (on the 15th of July in accordance with the old style). This day was celebrated in 1888 for the first time. The festive activities were conducted in Kiev along with the beginning of the construction of St. Vladimir’s Cathedral.