MOSCOW, 28 APR – RIA Novosti. In the Russian Orthodox Church on Tuesday met the day of rejoicing – a day when the dead can congratulate you with the Resurrection of Christ, told RIA Novosti the Chairman of the expert Council of the Russian Orthodox Church on Church art, architecture and restoration Archpriest Leonid Kalinin.
On the day of rejoicing, the ninth day after Easter, in the churches of renewed souls which do not occur with the beginning of Holy week. For commemoration during the Liturgy of the Holy bread (wafers) is removed the particles and drop them in a Cup of wine. These particles symbolic sacrifice to God for the living and the dead. The wine becomes during worship the blood of Christ. And thus, together with the particles washed by the blood of Jesus the sins of the people commemorated at the Liturgy.
Also people bring to the Church for a common meal food: cakes and other delicacies. “It so happened that we remember the dead and of the Liturgy and after the Liturgy – on meal. When we bless those symbolic offerings, the usually say: “Remember God, and brought their own sake” – that is, those who brought and those who brought these offerings. It is not a liturgical sacrifice, but a good tradition” – said the priest.
Another tradition of the Radonitsa – a visit to the cemeteries. However, as noted earlier, the Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda, the practice of visiting cemeteries on Easter is a tradition not a Church, and Soviet. In addition, the cemetery buried in some regions due to the spread of coronavirus.
In terms of the epidemic on the day of rejoicing may be submitted to the churches of the notes on the rest, and pray at home. “In the churches will be committed to worship and prayer of the dead. You can apply notes through the sites of temples to the dead were remembered, took the part. More people pray and light candles at home,” – said Kalinin.
For the home prayer on the website of the Russian Orthodox Church published “the Service of the Requiem Easter rite on the day of Radonitsa for home making”.