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Celebration of the Holy Resurrection of Christ in the dioceses of the Kazakhstan Metropolitan District

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Ural diocese

On the night of May 4-5, Bishop Vianor of Ural and Atyrau led the festive service of the Holy Resurrection of Christ in the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael in the city of Uralsk.

The archpastor was co-served by the clergy of the main church of the diocese.

According to the communion verse, the Easter messages of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus' Kirill and the Head of the Kazakhstan Metropolitan District, Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan, were read.

At the end of the service, the blessing of Easter cakes, eggs, wine and other products for the festive meal took place.

On the same day, His Eminence, co-served by the diocesan clergy, celebrated Great Vespers at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

At the end of the service, Bishop Vianor addressed those gathered with an archpastoral word

May 8 at the Drama Theater in honor of A.N. Ostrovsky city of Uralsk hosted a traditional Easter concert, which was attended by the bishop's choir of the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel, the children's choir "Shattyk", the dance group "Crimson Dawns", the choreographic group "Antre", the dance ensemble "Rondo", the Cossack ensemble "Yaik", soloists of the regional philharmonic society, city orchestra of Russian folk instruments.

The evening's program included vocal, choreographic and instrumental performances.

 

Shymkent diocese

On the holiday of Holy Easter, on the night of May 4-5, in the main church of the city of Chimkent - St. Nicholas Cathedral - the Easter service was led by Bishop Chrysanthus of Chimkent and Turkestan.

After the prayer behind the pulpit, the bishop blessed the artos, and at the end of the service, he addressed all those gathered with a word of greeting and blessed the Easter dishes.

On May 5, the day of the Resurrection of Christ, the Holy Fire, which descended on the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem on Holy Saturday, was delivered to the main church of the diocese.

On the evening of Easter, Bishop Chrysanthos, co-served by diocesan clergy, celebrated Great Vespers at the St. Nicholas Cathedral in Shymkent.

After the service, students from the Sunday school of the main church of the diocese presented a festive concert to the audience.

 

Kostanay diocese

On the night of May 4-5, the secretary of the Kostanay diocese, Hieromonk Gennady (Burdyuzha), celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the main church of the Kostanay region - the Constantine-Eleninsky Cathedral.

Hieromonk Gennady was concelebrated by the clergy of the main church of the diocese.

During the Liturgy, the “Catechetical Sermon for Easter of St. John Chrysostom” and the Easter Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus' were read.

At the end of the service, the secretary of the Kostanay diocese congratulated all worshipers on the holiday.

On the evening of May 5, the Great Easter Vespers was celebrated at the Constantine-Eleninsky Cathedral, which was led by the secretary of the Kostanay diocese, Hieromonk Gennady (Burdyuzha), co-served by the rectors and clergy of the churches of the diocese.

The Holy Fire, which descended on the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem on Holy Saturday, was delivered to the evening service.

 

Karaganda diocese

On the night of May 4-5, in the Vvedensky Cathedral of Karaganda, the festive services were led by Archbishop of Karaganda and Shakhty Sevastian.

Concelebrating with the hierarch were the secretary of the diocesan administration, Archpriest Dimitry Patrikeev and the clergy of the cathedral.

During the service, the Easter messages of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus' and the head of the Kazakhstan Metropolitan District, Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan, were read out.

Following the prayer behind the pulpit, Bishop Sebastian consecrated artos, special breads consecrated on Easter night.

At the end of the service, the archpastor addressed the clergy and parishioners with words of teaching, after which the students of the cathedral Sunday school congratulated those gathered with festive chants.

On the evening of the feast of the Resurrection of Christ, Archbishop Sebastian celebrated the festive Great Vespers in the Vvedensky Cathedral.

At the end of the service, His Eminence awarded a number of clergy of the Karaganda diocese with hierarchical awards for the holiday of Holy Easter.

On May 12, a traditional diocesan concert dedicated to Holy Easter was held in the assembly hall of the Vvedensky Cathedral. The concert was opened by the combined choir of the Karaganda diocese under the direction of V. A. Teslenko, who performed works by famous church composers and folk chants. The performance was continued by the Diocesan Children's Choir under the direction of Alla Tsukanova and the Sunday school choir of the Vvedensky Cathedral. Festive numbers were presented by students of Sunday schools of the Vvedensky Cathedral, Trinity-Sebastian Cathedral, Michael the Archangel Cathedral and other Sunday schools of the churches of the diocese, solo instrumental and vocal performers.

 

Petropavlovsk Diocese

On the night of May 4-5, Archbishop Vladimir of Petropavlovsk and Bulaevsk led the celebrations in the Ascension Cathedral in the city of Petropavlovsk.

Concelebrating with His Eminence were: Secretary of the Diocesan Administration Archpriest Sergius Pervushin, Hieromonk Seraphim (Maksimov), Priest Maxim Abdulkhasanov, Deacon Vladimir Bartol and Deacon Alexey Alexandrovich.

At the end of the Liturgy, the consecration of the artos took place.

On the same day, the hierarch, co-served by the diocesan clergy, celebrated Great Vespers in the Ascension Cathedral.

At the end of the service, the hierarch addressed those gathered with the words of a sermon.

 

Ust-Kamenogorsk diocese

On the night of April 15-16, Archbishop Amphilochius of Ust-Kamenogorsk and Semipalatinsk led the service of Matins and the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom in the Cathedral in the name of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called.

The archpastor was co-served by the clergy of the main church of the diocese.

According to the communion verse, the Easter messages of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus' Kirill and the Head of the Kazakhstan Metropolitan District, Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan, were read.

After the prayer behind the pulpit, Archbishop Amphilohius consecrated the artos and addressed the people with words of greeting, in which he congratulated everyone on the great triumph and world-saving feast of the Resurrection of the Lord God and our Savior Jesus Christ.

At the end, the bishop blessed the Easter meal: colored eggs, Easter cottage cheese and Easter cakes.

On the evening of May 5, in the St. Andrew's Cathedral of the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk, Archbishop Amfilohiy led the Great Easter Vespers, which was led by the secretary of the Kostanay diocese, Hieromonk Gennady (Burdyuzha), co-served by the rectors and clergy of the diocese's churches.

The Holy Fire, which descended on the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem on Holy Saturday, was delivered to the evening service.

 

Pavlodar diocese

On the night of May 4-5, Archbishop Barnabas of Pavlodar and Ekibastuz celebrated the Midnight Office, procession of the cross, Easter Matins and the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom in the Annunciation Cathedral of Pavlodar.
Concelebrating with His Eminence were: the secretary of the diocesan administration of the Pavlodar diocese and the dean of the Pavlodar deanery district, Archpriest Alexey Stepanov, Priest Alexy Gmyza, and Deacon Ambrosy Taukenov.
At the end of the service, the bishop congratulated all worshipers on the holiday.

 

Kokshetau diocese

On the night of May 4-5, at the Resurrection Cathedral, Archbishop Serapion of Kokshetau and Akmola performed the midnight office, procession of the cross, matins and the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, co-served by the cathedral clergy.
According to ancient tradition, the Gospel was read in several languages.

 

Aktobe diocese

On the night of May 4-5, Bishop Ignatius of Aktobe and Kyzordina led the service of Matins and Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom in the St. Nicholas Cathedral in the city of Aktobe.
According to the communion verse, the Easter messages of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus' Kirill and the Head of the Kazakhstan Metropolitan District, Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan, were read.
At the end of the service, the blessing of Easter cakes, eggs, wine and other products for the festive meal took place.