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Patriarch Alexy prayed for the soldiers who died in World War II

May 6 2006

On Saturday, the Day of St. George - the patron saint of the Russian army, the solemn service at the church on Poklonnaya Hill made Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II.

"61 year away from this glorious victory (in World War II). Fewer still members who forged the victory. With special attention, meeting them, we honor and love the people who podyali feat of arms in the harsh years of war, - the Patriarch said, addressing the faithful.

He also called it symbolic that the victory over Fascism was granted on the day the memory of Saint George May 6, 1945.

"Our people in the Great Patriotic War showed an example of love and sacrificial service to the Fatherland, and of this love must not be forgotten," - said the Primate of the Russian Church.
He also congratulated all those who today celebrates the angel.

May 8 Patriarch Alexy II will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin wall. Tells Interfax

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