Alexy II blesses St. Daniel’s bells returned from the USA
Moscow, September 12, Interfax – Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia blessed historical bell ensemble of Moscow St. Daniel’s monastery.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev prayed at the festival service.
“I heartily thank His Excellency Mr. President Dmitry Anatolievich Medvedev who has come to share the joy of this historical event,” the Patriarch said.
Alexy II thanked everyone who helped “save, preserve and return” historical bells to Russia and expressed hope for more such affairs to unite the entire society.
“It is a key to mutual understanding and working for peace and accord,” the primate believes.
Then the Russian Orthodox Church received documents on property rights and historical bells rang in the monastery for the first time in eighty years.