October 4, 2010

Patriarch Kirill Consecrates First Russian Church For Marriages

October 4, 2010

On Sunday, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia conducted a minor consecration of a church dedicated to the heavenly protectors of Orthodox marriage Sts Peter and Fevronia in Kaliningrad.

This festival event took place after the patriarchal liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior situated nearby.

Speaking to the believers, Patriarch Kirill noted that this church is built especially for marriages "so that here people will receive blessings for setting up strong families, birth giving, bringing up children in the Orthodox faith and love for the Motherland."

Deputy head of the patriarchal press service deacon Alexander Volkov told journalists that Sts Peter and Fevronia Church is the only church in Russia built especially for conducting marriages. The church has two connected cupolas that symbolize two crowns and two loving hearts.