5 June 2023 года

The Holy Spirit Day

The Seraphim-Diveyevo monastery continues its festivities in honor of the Holy Trinity. On Pentecost, the clergy, sisters, parishioners and pilgrims of the monastery celebrated the major patronal feast day of the monastery, and today, the day when the Holy Church glorifies the Holy Spirit, the heavenly Comforter, the festive celebrations took place in the Annunciation Cathedral, because its the upper north side chapel is dedicated to the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles.

Archpriest Alexander Naumov, clergyman of the Seraphim-Diveyevo monastery, celebrated the paraklesis with the water blessing prayer service and the early-morning Divine Liturgy in the Holy Spirit side chapel.

The faithful children of the Church pray daily for the Holy Spirit to “come” and “abide in us.” So today, we don’t ask for the Heavenly Comforter to illuminate our heads with the tongues of fire, but at least touch our hearts with the humble spark of His fire igniting them with the knowledge of Divine presence.

Following the late-morning Divine Liturgy, as it is customary in the Diveyevo monastery on particularly festive days, the procession with the cross walked along the Holy Kanavka. The joyful procession was accompanied by festive ringing of bells. The clergy of the Seraphim-Diveyevo monastery, the sisters and pilgrims glorified the Holy Trinity singing the festive troparion: “Blessed are You O Christ Our God, as You have revealed the fishermen as most wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit and through them You drew the world into Your net, O Lover of Man, Glory to You!”