Putin congratulates Metropolitan Cornelius of the upcoming angel day

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the head of the Russian Orthodox old believers ‘ Church, Metropolitan Cornelius in Rogozhskaya the spiritual center of rpsts in Moscow. 31 may 2017Putin congratulates Metropolitan Cornelius of the upcoming angel day© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia of the Russian old believers ‘ Church of Cornelius the upcoming day angel and was given a book about the life of St. Nicholas.

Putin congratulated the Metropolitan on the upcoming angel day during a visit to the Rogozhskaya spiritual center. Presented the President the book is old believer edition in Church Slavonic, 1911, and was reprinted from the edition of 1643.

According to the President, believers have always distinguished love of country, work, family, which is especially needed given the children’s protection Day — 1 June.

The head of state noted that he had discussed with Metropolitan wards of the Church, living abroad, and assured that the state will continue to facilitate the return of compatriots to their Homeland.

In turn, the Primate of the old believers ‘ Church Cornelius gave the President in honor of the Holy Trinity icon. «To have kept to the peace and love that the icon was in our souls and in our state,» said the Metropolitan.

He thanked the Russian President for visiting a spiritual center. «You made, I think, a historic event. For the first time in the history of the old believers, which is 350 years old, the head of the Russian state visited the old believers ‘ spiritual center, for which we are very grateful,» said Cornelius.

The Metropolitan expressed his gratitude to the government of the Russian Federation for the opportunity to gather all the believers of the world in Moscow. «Grateful for the support you have given to the 400th anniversary of the Archpriest Avvakum, which will be in 2020,» he said. «We hope that the exhibition, your visit will enhance the opportunity to get acquainted with the old believers, his spirit, and history», — said the Metropolitan.