On National Unity Day, a pannikhida will be served for victims of revolution and civil war

, November 2, 2010

In the Moscow Church of the "Sign" in the Sheremetev Court on November 4, National Unity Day in Russia, a pannikhida (requiem) will be served in memory of those who died during the 1917 revolution, the civil war, and other tragedies in Russia during the twentieth century, reports Interfax – Religion.

The service will be lead by the head of the Synodal department for Church and society relations, Archpriest Vsevelod Chaplin.

The descendents and successors of some of the famous figures of both "white" and "red" armies are expected to attend the pannikhida.

Among them are: the chairman of the Congress of Russian Compatriots, Count Peter Sheremetev, the head of the Russian Assembly of the Nobility, Prince Gregory Gagarin, Chancellor and head of the Russian Imperial House, Alexander Trubetskoy, chairman of the "Russian World" and "Politics" funds, Vyacheslav Nikonov, and the descendents of Marshal Semion Budyonov, Ivan Konev, and others.


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