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Patriarch Kirill addresses his flock with a Paschal Message

Moscow, April 19, Interfax - On the eve of the Resurrection of Christ, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia turned to his flock with his first Paschal message.

"Christ's resurrection is the foundation of a life that has conquered death, sin and corruption. We are called to relive Easter as the triumph of life not only on this day: every Sunday reveals to us the majesty of the Saviour's feat, liberating us from death and destroying the fetters of sin which separate man from God," Patriarch Kirill reminded.

He urged believers to value "generous revelation of divine mercy," communicated to humanity on the feast of Easter.

"Where blood is shed and people suffer, where the image of God is trampled upon in pursuit of greed, conflict and selfishness, let us come to the defense of this image by fulfilling our Christian vocation," the Patriarch writes, calling believers to ensure that "the life of all society be constructed according to God's commandments, for it is only in fulfilling them that we will be granted the fullness and harmony of being."

"In these difficult times let us reveal our Christian vocation through deeds, let us support each other so that no one feels himself humiliated, abandoned, poor or denigrated," Patriarch Kirill writes.

The Primate in particular appealed to young people who, according to him, are "faced with the broad field of labours, hopes and achievements."

"Before you lies the task of creating through your own endeavours the future of our nation and our Church. May the powers, talents and abilities given to you by God be used for the good of your neighbours, for the fulfillment of your vocation and for the attaining of God's holy will," Patriarch Kirill said to all young people.

Tonight, the Patriarchal message will be read out in all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church, their number equals to about thirty thousand.


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