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Orthodox vespers at Cologne cathedral

December 15, 2015

With the permission of Cardinal Rainer Woelki, an Orthodox vespers service has taken place at Cologne Cathedral for the first time, according to the Moscow Patriarchate.

Clergy and choirs from the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Russian, Serbian, and Romanian Orthodox churches were in attendance at the November 27 service.

“All the worshippers venerated the relics of the Magi and the martyrs that have been kept for many centuries in the Shrine of the Three Kings,” the Moscow Patriarchate said in a recent statement.


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  • Posted by: Athelstan - Dec. 16, 2015 5:00 PM ET USA

    Praised be Jesus Christ!