Photo: RIA Novosti / MAKS Vetrov
The monument to the saints Peter and Fevronia was opened in the Children’s Park Simferopol on the Day of family, love and fidelity, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
Metropolitan Lazar of Simferopol and Crimea during the opening of the monument to the saints Peter and Fevronia in the Children’s Park in Simferopol. July 8, 2018. Photo: RIA Novosti / MAKS Vetrov
The day of family, love and fidelity celebrated on July 8 in memory of the Holy Nobleborn princes Peter and Fevronia — the patrons of the Orthodox family.
The bronze monument on a granite pedestal: Peter and Fevronia are in the boat, holding a dove. On the pedestal is written “Saints Peter and Fevronia of Murom miracle workers, patrons of family and marriage”. The monument was opened in the Children’s Park Simferopol after the family of the procession, which was held by Metropolitan of Simferopol and Crimea Lazar. He congratulated the audience on the occasion and blessed the couple from Simferopol, who celebrated 65 years of married life.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the authorities of the city of Moore who have taken to the Crimea capsule with Murom land, put it into the base of the monument. Participation in ceremony was attended by the head of the public movement “Russian Unity” Elena Aksenova, representatives of the administration of Simferopol residents.
Metropolitan of Simferopol and Crimea Lazar at the opening of the monument to the saints Peter and Fevronia in the Children’s Park in Simferopol. Photo: RIA Novosti / MAKS Vetrov
The head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov greeted the people of the Peninsula on the holiday. In Crimea, the family Day was first celebrated in 2010 with the support of the party “Russian Unity” and Simferopol and Crimean diocese.