Also participating in the service were Archimandrite Simeon, Rector of the seminary; Priest Pavel Lizgunov, Prorector of Academics; Hieromonk Amvrosy, Prorector of Education; Protopriest Alexander Filin, Head of the Iconography Department and other seminary instructors.
During the service, the clergymen, seminarians and parishioners were given the opportunity to venerate the icon of the Mother of God and ask for Her intercession before God on their behalf. The students majoring in iconography and liturgical music as well as correspondence students required to attend special sessions at the time were also in attendance.
Afterwards, Metropolitan German expressed his joy that all in attendance were able to venerate this ancient holy icon and pray for the intercession of the Mother of God. He wished the seminarians academic successes and spiritual maturity.