Extensive Festivities Planned in Russia Next Week to Celebrate Her Most Important Saint (St. Sergius of Radonezh)

In conjunction with the massive celebrations planned for the 600th anniversary of the finding of the relics of one of Russia’s most beloved Saints, Saint Sergius of Radonezh, on July 18, 2022, the Trinity Cathedral at the Holy Trinity Sergius Lavra, where St. Sergius was a monk for a time, launched a website solely dedicated to coordinating the celebrations.

 

The website, http://600let.ru, provides information about all the events planned, the schedule of celebratory services, information for the free accommodation for pilgrims, and a map showing the locations of all the pilgrimage camps, where free meals are available, medical care stations, sightseeing locations, and monastic refectories.

 

Spread over two days, from the 17th to the 18th of July, just counting the church services alone the schedule of the website shows there are over 15 time slots planned with plenty of times for Confession and receiving Communion. This does not include the cross processions planned, or the events happening in and around Sergiev Posad.

 

Overall, this celebration of St Sergius seems to be affordable for everyone, packed with things to do and see, and extremely spiritually beneficial.


Source: Patriarchia (Russian)