The Lord opened Balaam choral festival «Illuminator»

© RIA Novosti / Julia Chicherinoj festival Educator on Valaam. 28 July 2018The Lord opened Balaam choral festival «Illuminator»© RIA Novosti / Yulia Chicherina

International St. Vladimir Valaam Orthodox singing festival «Illuminator» was opened on Saturday on the island for the fourth time, and this year it is dedicated to 1030 anniversary of the baptism of Russia and new martyrs of the Russian Orthodox Church — the Royal family, executed 100 years ago, and thousands of others innocent killed and suffered for the faith, said at the opening ceremony Governor of the Valaam monastery Bishop Trinity Pankraty.

For two days, July 28-29, Song of Balaam turned into the main educational area, which will feature more than a dozen teams. Among them guests from Belarus, Montenegro, Greece, Moldova and Finland.

Innovation of «Educator»-2018 will be audience voting, which will be chosen by the best ecclesiastical works.

 

© RIA Novosti / Julia Chicherinoj festival, «Illuminator» on the Valaam island. 28 July 2018The Lord opened Balaam choral festival «Illuminator»© RIA Novosti / Julia Chicherinoj festival, «Illuminator» on the Valaam island. 28 Jul 2018

 

 

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