Anniversary of Baptism of Rus

Anniversary of Baptism of Rus

July 28, 2018, is the day of remembrance of Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles, and also the 1030th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia. Archpriest Daniel Lugovoi performed a thankful prayer to the Lord God in the chapel dedicated to Prince Vladimir “for all the good deeds that have been in Russia from ancient times to now” after the Divine Liturgy.

This day is particularly significant in the history of Orthodoxy in South Africa, since the first Russian parish in the south of the African continent was opened in 1952 in honor of Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles.