Expect a mass baptism in the Russian Church on July 28

© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Listenpreise in photobacteria children on the Chusovaya river near Prince Vladimir temple in the village of Stantsionnyy-Polevskoy. 28 July 2017Expect a mass baptism in the Russian Church on July 28© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Listenpreise the image Bank

The tradition of mass baptisms in the waters on the feast of the Baptism of Russia in recent years, more comes into use in Russia, said Tuesday at a press conference in MIA «Russia today» press Secretary of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, the priest of Alexander Volkov.

«Of course, such a good idea, which is associated with the Day of the baptism of Rus, is the initiative of holding mass baptisms on this day,» said Volkov at a press conference in MIA «Russia today», dedicated to the upcoming 1030 anniversary of the baptism of Russia, speaking about the peculiarities of the occasion.

In General, in recent years, he added, the Russian Orthodox Church «at the personal insistence of the Patriarch spends a substantial work with people who are ready to take baptism.» To become a member of the Church need to attend some classes in catechesis is to talk to a priest, to study the Scriptures.

«Preparing people for entry into the Church is very important. In this sense, perhaps, we will see that in the coming years, this new practice of mass baptism of people in the period close to the Day of Baptism of Rus on 28 July, will take place in many dioceses of our Church. I think it is very correct in the sense of movement», — said Volkov.

Mass baptism at the end of July will be held in different regions of the country. So, in the Yekaterinburg diocese of the July 28 mass baptism for all comers will take place in the waters of the Chusovaya river. The most popular is the rite in the southern regions of Russia.