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7 Aprel 2009 - Feast of Annunciation Благовещение
Major feast which allows some interruption to Great Fast. On this feast we are reminded that man is now going to be freed from sin and be able to go to heaven. As ancient symbol of this on this day birds (doves) are set free from their cages to fly toward heaven (sky). Patriarch Kirill has done this after Liturgy in Kreml church of the Announciation.
Isn't it great that the celebration took place publicly after all the years that religious celebrations had to be kind of underground, and if they were public, that the church should not accept more showing faithful or else...? Slava Tebe Bozhe!