ROC called the centers of the celebration of the baptism of Rus

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The feast of the Baptism of Rus re-unite the fraternal peoples of Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus, said the Chairman of the Synodal Department for relations between the Russian Orthodox Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.

«In the baptismal font of Kiev born existing brotherly peoples of historical Rus. These people today, for political reasons, divided by the political boundaries and we all respect these changes. But these political boundaries do not pass through our hearts and they should not be held in our hearts. It is important that we maintain the unity that we have, there is the General belief. You know perfectly well that the Russian Orthodox Church is not the Church of the Russian Federation. This is a Church that Ministers to its faithful, especially in the countries of historical Russia,» said Vladimir Legoyda at a press conference dedicated to 1030 anniversary of the baptism of Russia, in MIA «Russia today».

«Despite the changes, despite the current political turbulence, we still realize that we are fraternal peoples, and we are one people. This festival once again will help to tell us about it», – said the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church.

All churches of the Russian Orthodox Church on July 28, the commemoration day of the Holy Prince Vladimir and the feast of the baptism of Rus will be done over the festive divine services. «The centers for Church celebration will be Moscow, Kiev, Minsk and Chisinau and other cities of the countries included in the territory of the pastoral care of the Russian Church. The Church has preserved its unity in faith, political attempts to break down age-old Church canons do not work», — concluded Legoyda.