2009-11-05 13:39:00

Requiem for victims of civil war and revolution 1917 fist held in Moscow on National Unity Day

Moscow, November 5, Interfax – Requiem service for all victims of the revolution 1917, the civil war and fratricidal fighting Russian people went through in the 20th century was conducted in the Moscow Church of Our Lady of the Sign in the Roman Pereulok.

Head of the Synodal Church and Society Department Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin conducted the requiem. Over 50 people prayed at the service including public figures, members of the Russian Imperial House, clerics and believers of parishes and monasteries of the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Church Outside of Russia in the Western Europe, descendants of Russian emigrants, Human Rights Commissioner in Russia Vladimir Lukin.

“One thing can and should unite us. It is memory about people who suffered for our Motherland. Our gratitude to them should be above all arguments and discords,” Fr. Vsevolod said before the requiem and urged all participants to pray for eternal salvation for all victims of the civil war and revolution 1917.