Patriarch Kirill has called to hold in prayer the year of the 100th anniversary of the revolution

Patriarch Kirill has called to hold in prayer the year of the 100th anniversary of the revolution© RIA Novosti. Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on Thursday at the meeting of the Supreme Church Council proposed to mark the 100th anniversary of the revolution «profound reflection» and «sincere prayers» of the countries and peoples affected.

«Next year will the 100th anniversary of the tragic events in the history of our country. This is the year that we should hold special prayers for the peoples, the countries which once constituted a single country and now are sovereign, but are related to each other very close historical, spiritual and cultural relations», — said the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.

According to him, the coming year to devote to «thinking about what happened to our people» — «what did all this turmoil, what are the implications of these shocks and what spiritual insights can we draw from the tragic history of the XX century». He also said that inappropriate use of the word «celebration» in connection with 100th anniversary of the events of 1917.

«We are not talking about how to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the tragedy, and about how to celebrate this date deliberately, accompanying a very deep thought and heartfelt prayers to the errors committed 100 years ago, taught our people to prevent such errors at the current stage of development», — concluded the Patriarch.

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