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  • The Patriarch’s Holy Masses in the Krasnodar Krai

    The church is a refuge for the people․

    During his Pastoral Visit to the Armenian Catholic Communities of Russia Patriarch Raphael Bedros XXI Minassian was in Krasnodar Krai today.



    On January 8, Patriarch Raphael Bedros XXI Minassian served Holy Masses at the St. Liberius Church in Krasnodar and at the church dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary in Belorechensk.


    On January 9, Patriarch Raphael Bedros XXI Minassian served Holy Mass at the Temple of the Apostles Simon and Thaddeus in Sochi.



    At the end of the Holy Mass in Sochi, the Patriarch honored Vladimir Aghababyan with a Letter of blessing, who contributed to the establishment of the Armenian Catholic Community of Sochi.



    The essence of the sermons of the Holy Masses was the same as during the previous meeting․ Every one of us need to keep his/her heart open, and rejoice every time when we approach the Holy Sacrament, for we let Christ in.



    During the meeting with the people, the Patriarch’s highlighted especially the importance of the participation of children and young people, as each of the participants builds a church with his/her presence and the church becomes a refuge for the people.



    Written and translated by Anush Harutyunyan