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Day of Slavic Literature and Culture in Minsk: Religious procession and prayer

Belarus celebrates Day of Slavic Literature and Culture. It is marked in honor of Saints Cyril and Methodius, who in the late 9th century created a system of Old Church Slavonic alphabet and language.

All Orthodox churches are holding festive worship today in memory of the Saints. Minsk hosted a big religious procession.

Believers divided into two columns that went to the meeting point at Niamiha from two Minsk's churches - the Holy Spirit Cathedral and the St. Peter and Paul's Cathedral. The procession was followed by a prayer service.

This solemn ceremony is already 20 years old.

Minsk residents:
This is spiritual support of our lives, our people. 

This was when a unified culture and one language started. At the present time, when there is discord between the states, such cultural and spiritual unity is one of the most important holidays. 

Day of Slavic Literature and Culture in Minsk: Religious procession and prayer