In all the churches of the ROC will serve memorial services for the victims of AIDS

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in photosangelina. Archival photoIn all the churches of the ROC will serve memorial services for the victims of AIDS© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

Memorial services for the victims of AIDS will be celebrated on Sunday in all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church, said the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchy on interaction of the Church with society and the media.

«With the blessing of Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill in connection with the celebration of the world day of AIDS victims and the nationwide «Stop HIV/AIDS» on may 21 in all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church will be celebrated lithium for the victims of AIDS, the serious illness of the deceased», — reported in the Synodal Department.

According to the joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS for the period of the epidemic in the world because this disease died almost 40 million people. In Russia today there are more than 1 million HIV-infected citizens.

As stated in the «Concept of participation of the Russian Orthodox Church in combating the spread of HIV/AIDS and working with people living with HIV/AIDS», adopted in 2009, the Russian Orthodox Church in the person of clergy and laity takes an active part in the fight against the epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus and overcoming its consequences. The Church «considers it her primary duty to give a spiritual and moral appraisal of the HIV/AIDS epidemic».

«The Church is primarily conducting outreach and educational work with the younger generation, providing spiritual and prayer support to people living with HIV and their families. The priests and parishioners pray for the health of all people living with HIV and for the repose of the souls of those who died from this disease. All those whom this subject had been personally affected, who cares about the fate of people living with HIV can participate in lithium may 21,» — said the Patriarch.

World day of remembrance died from AIDS is celebrated by the international community every year on the third Sunday of may.

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In all the churches of the ROC will serve memorial services for the victims of AIDS

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in photosangelina. Archival photoIn all the churches of the ROC will serve memorial services for the victims of AIDS© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

Memorial services for the victims of AIDS will be celebrated on Sunday in all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church, said the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchy on interaction of the Church with society and the media.

«With the blessing of Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill in connection with the celebration of the world day of AIDS victims and the nationwide «Stop HIV/AIDS» on may 21 in all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church will be celebrated lithium for the victims of AIDS, the serious illness of the deceased», — reported in the Synodal Department.

According to the joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS for the period of the epidemic in the world because this disease died almost 40 million people. In Russia today there are more than 1 million HIV-infected citizens (more…)

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