Alexey Mikheyev. Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on Sunday solemnly consecrated the monument to Prince Vladimir in Smolensk. In his own statement To the crowd on the embankment of the Dnieper, He tried to persuade " be faithful to the heritage of the Baptist of Russia ".
"Our people have carried the legacy of the Dnieper through baptism all of his serious history. We have undergone much more other. To the twenty-first century, maybe nothing would be left of the heritage of Prince Vladimir, if it did not connect people with God and did not give us the support in all tests, " - said the Patriarch.
on the first day of the weekend, the Patriarch consecrated the source of the Dnieper river, located in the Smolensk region." I thought that the water of the great river sanctify the people living on its banks and will help to reconcile those who quarrel ", - noted the head of the ROC.
"citizens of Russia, Ukrainians and Belarusians are one family," says the Patriarch. According to his statement, " We have to get rid of internecine strife and not to destroy common values and shrines ".
The Patriarch also warned that the temptation to "prosperous, well-fed and happy life" may also push To " break with the legacy of the Dnieper font ". He tried to convince " not to go with the historical path and go from victory To victory."
on Sunday, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church completes his visit to the Smolensk Archdiocese.