Hundreds of children kneel down to pray for peace in Ukraine in Yaroslavl monastery

Natalya Mihailova | 16 July 2014
Moscow, July 15, Interfax - Children prayer service for peace in Ukraine and Russia and children procession with cross and requiem service for children killed in conflict in south-east Ukraine was held in St. Alexis Hermitage in the Yaroslavl Region.

“Over 250 children participated in the Liturgy and prayer service, including pupils of the classical Orthodox school at the monastery, pupils of the Cadet Corpus, children from families with many children from Moscow, Pereslavl and their parents,” head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin told Interfax-Religion on Tuesday.

Children knelt down to pray for peace, prosperity and elimination of evil during the Liturgy and prayer service.

Participants in the procession with cross were carrying icons of the Mother of God and innocent infants of Bethlehem.

Children lit forty candles to commemorate babies killed in Slavyansk, Lugansk and other towns and villages of south-east Ukraine.

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