Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk commemorates the cathedral shooting victims

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, February 4, 2015

With the blessing of Archbishop Tikhon of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and the Kurils, the preparation of events to mark the anniversary of the tragic incident has begun, reports the diocese’s information department.


A year ago, on February 9, 2014, two people were killed in the Cathedral of the Resurrection: Nun Lyudmila (Pryashnikova) and Vladimir Zaporozhets.

The commemorative events will start the day before. In the evening of February 8 the cathedral clergy will perform a memorial service for repose of the victims.

On February 9 Archbishop Tikhon will head the Divine Liturgy after which the memorial plaque will be blessed. It will be installed at the scene of the shooting – on the right column of the cathedral. The next site of the mourning events will be the city cemetery.

Here a litiya will be served at the graves of Mother Lyudmila and Vladimir. On February 9 a memorial service will be performed again at the cathedral at 14.00 – the time when the tragedy happened a year ago. The commemorative evening on the same day will be held in the assembly hall of the spiritual and educational center. There the organizers are planning to show a film and open a photo exhibition.

It should be noted that in all parishes of the Diocese of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and the Kurils memorial services will be celebrated with pronouncing of the names of Nun Lyudmila (Pryashnikova) and Vladimir Zaporozhets.



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