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Russian Church parishioners prayed together with the former prisoners of Dachau in Germany

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=4643 06 May 2008, 13:15 Russian Church parishioners prayed together with the former prisoners of Dachau in
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      06 May 2008, 13:15
      Russian Church parishioners prayed together with the former prisoners
      of Dachau in Germany

      Moscow, May 6, Interfax - Churchgoers of the Moscow Patriarchate in
      Munich and Kempten were praying together with the former Dachau
      prisoners from Russia, Byelorussia, Ukraine and Lithuania during the
      divine service held on the eve of the Victory Day.

      The service was held on May 4, in the territory of this former
      concentration camp in the square next to the entrance to the wooden
      Resurrection memorial chapel. A sacred procession went around the chapel.

      The memorial chapel was constructed with the blessing of Patriarch of
      Moscow and of All Russia Alexy II to commemorate fellow-countrymen
      who died in Dachau and other concentration camps during the World War
      II. The project was financed by the German Embassy in the Russian Federation.

      The wooden log structure made in the Vladimir region was put up here
      in 1994. The ceremonial consecration of the chapel was held in 1995.

      A service in memory of all who died during the World War II is held
      here annually on May 9, according to Sedmitza.ru.
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