In the Alexander Nevsky Lavra 1 January will take place a religious procession of abstainers


1 January 2019 at 11.30 a.m. the blessing of Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga Barsonophios the 19th time will be the traditional procession of Orthodox temperance St. Petersburg on the territory of the Holy Trinity Alexander Nevsky Lavra.

In the procession will involve clergy, members of trezvinsky communities of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region, the social workers and the youth, and everyone who is willing, your prayer to support this tradition, calling for trazonil and spiritual wakefulness.

The pilgrims procession will be held at Nikolsky cemetery of the monastery, making prayer at the graves of famous ascetics of sobriety:

  • a clergyman of the Church of the Resurrection at Warsaw station, the priest of Alexander Rozhdestvensky (1872-1905), who at the end of the twentieth century marked the beginning of the case of the Orthodox temperance in St. Petersburg, founding of the famous subsequently for the whole country Alexander Nevsky society of sobriety
  • the Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, John (Snychev) (1927-1995), which in 1993 was blessed revival tretinnikov movement in St. Petersburg Metropolitanate
  • the initiator of the new year procession, the founder of the club “Wake” and the first President of St. John the Baptist brotherhood “Sobriety” Vladimir Mikhailov (1939-2006), thanks to the enthusiasm and hard work which processions of temperance held in many Russian cities.

Every year in January the first day of the New year attracts a large number of interested people wanting to take part in a prayer procession “sober revival of Russia”. In 2018, more than 500 people, of which, one way or another, touched on alcoholism and drug addiction, turned to God in prayer, knowing that this terrible scourge can be defeated with the help of God.

Tradition trezvinsky processions were revived at the turn of the Millennium, in 2001. The new year is a family holiday, but it is the “drunk” holiday, witness the morning reports of the Ministry. In the New year drink alcohol, even those whom it is absolutely contraindicated.

Orthodox abstainers of St. Petersburg are encouraged to begin the year with prayer in spiritual wakefulness, thus showing the joy of New year in sobriety and good deeds.

Invite everyone!

The beginning of the procession from Holy Trinity Cathedral at 11.30 am.

Coordinator: 8 (921) 895-19-82

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