In the Smolensk region will hold celebrations in connection with the 1030-th anniversary of the baptism of Rus

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Pitalev view of the city of SmolenskIn the Smolensk region will hold celebrations in connection with the 1030-th anniversary of the baptism of Rus© RIA Novosti / Ilya Pitalev

. Festive events in honor of the 1030-th anniversary of the baptism of Russia, timed to coincide with the Church feast day of St. Prince Vladimir, will be held in Smolensk on Saturday, July 28, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the regional administration.

He recalled that the Baptism of Russia occurred in 988 when Prince Vladimir adopted Christianity and declared it as state religion.

«Celebrations in honor of the 1030-th anniversary of the baptism of Rus would begin in the Holy Dormition Cathedral. There in the main temple of the Smolensk diocese there will be a festive divine Liturgy, headed by Metropolitan of Smolensk and Dorogobuzh, Isidore. After the divine Liturgy, held a procession on Vladimirskaya quay where the monument will be made the solemn prayer,» said the spokesman.

According to him, during the whole day, Vladimir the waterfront festivities will take place. Smolyan and guests can see performances of vocal and choreographic groups and individual performers, competition entertainment, workshops for children and adults, playgrounds for children, exhibition of the artists of applied and decorative arts.

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