Prayer procession held to Dachau memorial complex

Munich, May 11, 2023

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On May 6, the annual Orthodox procession from Munich to the site of the Dachau concentration camp was held. The procession has been held for more than 10 years now, with the participation of a considerable number of young people.

The procession began with a moleben at the Monastery of St. Job of Pochaev and then headed for the memorial complex at Dachau, led by Fr. Alexei Lemmer, reports the German Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

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The procession is about 10 miles long.

As St. Nikolai (Velimirović) was a prisoner of the camp from September 1944 to February 1945, excerpts from his works were read along the way.

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At Dachau, a panikhida was served in the Chapel of the Resurrection of Christ, which was consecrated in 1995 on the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Dachau. The chapel was erected with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Alexei II in memory of the Russians who died there and in other Nazi camps.

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