Friday, May 6, 2011

Easter service, confirmation

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

This year Easter service at St. Andrew was lead by bishop Vsevolod Lytkin. Often he is absent in Novosibirsk because he tries to visit other parishes of our church as frequently as possible. About one hundred communicants attended the service plus a lot of our friends and relatives. So, we had a full nave.

Two people were confirmed at this service — young man named Maron and lady named Nelli. It goes along with tradition of the ancient church, where baptism was conducted at the Easter vigil. At the day of resurrection of the Lord His new disciples were resurrected also. Though we do not reserve only Easter for baptism and confirmation, we try to coincide it with this great celebration.

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