Sviatogorsk Lavra to hold a cross procession to commemorate Victory Day
The brotherhood of the Sviatogorsk Lavra invites everyone to join the cross procession to commemorate Victory Day and the requiem church service for the fallen soldiers.
On May 9, 2019, on Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War, a religious procession will be held from the Holy Dormition Sviatogorsk Lavra in the city center of Sviatogorsk to the “Hill of Glory”, where a memorial service for the deceased soldiers will be performed, reports the site of the monastery.
At the end of the Divine Liturgy in the Dormition Cathedral of the Sviatogorsk Lavra, a solemn cross procession with religious songs, banners, and photographs of the deceased soldiers of the Great Patriotic War will go from the monastery in the center of Sviatogorsk to the Sviatogorsk “Hill of Glory”.
There is a memorial complex on the “Hill of Glory” dedicated to all victims of 1941–1945 - one of the five common graves of Sviatogorsk.
On Victory Day, a memorial service to commemorate fallen soldiers and deceased veterans is traditionally performed on the “Hill of Glory”.
Brothers and pilgrims of the Sviatogorsk Cave Monastery, residents of Sviatogorsk and guests of the city take part in the cross procession.