On Victory Day, we remember the times when our forefathers, our loved ones and dear ones had courage and decisiveness to fulfill the Lord’s commandment: “Blessed is he for he lay down his soul for his friends.”
After the early and late Divine liturgies, a thanksgiving prayer service was held at the Seraphim-Diveyevo monastery, where prayers of thanks were raised to the Lord for granting “Victory” in the Great Patriotic War. Following the service, a remembrance Litya was served for those who died during the war: “for the military leaders and soldiers who laid down their lives on the battlefields for their faith and Motherland or died from wounds and hunger; for the innocents who suffered and were killed in captivity or during heavy labor as prisoners of war; for everyone who labored hard to achieve the victory.”
Beginning from 2015, an annual tradition was established and the Victory Day was commemorated with the funeral bell ringing.
Just as the rest of the churches of the Russian Orthodox Church, the bells at the monastery’s bell-tower rang exactly at noon.