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Patriarch Kirill congratulated Christians with Holy Trinity Day
The Orthodox believers all over the world celebrated the Holy Trinity Day. Patriarch visited the Holy Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius at that day, where he served the church service of honour, according to the official website of Moscow Patriarchate.
Russian Orthodox Church leader has congratulated congregation and religious leaders with the holiday. He also preached to the members of the congregation. Patriarch noted that people need the strength of spirit and faith in order to achieve something, as physical strength only is not enough. “Here is why our connection to the Holy Spirit by praying and obeying all church rituals is an inevitable part of our ability to create something even if the physical strength runs out,” Patriarch Kirill said.
Pentecost is one of the main Orthodox holidays. This day is believed to be the church birthday, a completion of the Christ’s Holy mission. This day is mentioned in the Apostolic Decisions, which reads that in 10 days after Ascension, on the 50th day after Easter there is a Great holiday. As on the 3d hour, Jesus sent the gift of the Holy Spirit to people. New members of church were baptized on that day at old times.
At the Holy Trinity Day at all times, all churches and temples were decorated with the green leaves as a symbol of rebirth of everything around us. Thus, a God’s temple was turned into a place under the oak of Mamre, where Patriarch Abraham met three angels who were an image of the Holy Trinity. After that event, the Kingdom of Christ obtained its full strength.
Many priests refer to this holiday as a kind of challenge for the church. On this day, the Church is asking every Christian whether they have the Holy Spirit inside. If the answer was positive, they would live in warmth and peace.