Throughout the marathon, lectures will take place on the traditions and customs of Pascha, master classes on holiday cooking will be held, as will concerts, exhibitions, and tours, the official website of the Diocesan Commission for Missionary Council in Moscow states.
During the opening, a gala concert was presented, during which the festive choir of the Krutitsa Patriarchal Monastery sang. The exhibition “Multinational Moscow” was also organized, as was an exhibit of children’s drawings.
The opening was attended by Hieromonk Dmitry (Pershin), adviser to the chairman of the Diocesan Commission for Missionary Council Moscow, who spoke to the audience about the Orthodox understanding of Pascha.
The Paschal Marathon is a cultural and educational project aimed at developing mutual understanding, cooperation, and cultural exchange among representatives of traditional religions.