Moscow region, Sergiev Posad, Lavra, Academy

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Bishop Theodorite performed the Rite of forgiveness

If a person does not forgive his neighbor, he will not receive forgiveness for his sins from God.

"For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses".

To make the Great Lent truly pleasing to God, one must enter it with a peace of mind. You have to let bitterness and resentments go following the words of the Lord: 

"By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another». On March 14, the Bishop of Zvenigorod Theodorite performed the Rite of forgiveness at the Intercession Academic Church".

At the end of Vespers, Bishop Theodorite read a prayer for the beginning of the Great Lent, and then turned to those praying with an archpastoral word.

At the end of his sermon, the Rector asked academic staff and students for forgiveness.

At the end of his sermon, the Rector asked academic staff and students for forgiveness.

Then the teachers and students of the theological school asked each other for forgiveness, so they could enter the period of the Great Lent with a peace of mind.

Background information:

Chanting at the evening service performed by a male choir led by Hieromonk Nestor (Volkov) and a female choir under the conduct of S.P. Borovinskaya.

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