On the southern end of the African continent a prayer was held for the people who died during the Leningrad’s blockade.
On Saturday 25th of January, priest Danil Lugovoy held a Divine Liturgy in the church of St Raphael in Cape Town. After the service in the coming up 70th year of complete liberation of Leningrad from the fascist blockade, a memorial service was performed for all the died inhabitants and soldier-defenders. In the residence of archbishop of the Cape of Good Hope Sergius, located on the territory of the Church, with combined participation of ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO and the Consulate of the Russian Federation in Cape Town a photo exibition was organized, dedicated to the 70th year of the blockade termination. On the opening of the exposition Consul Alexander Goryachev addressed the gathered with the history of the main stages of defense, heroism of the defenders and the self-sacrificing courage of the citizens of the Northern capital of Russia. Further a tea drinking ceremony was held where the main topic of discussion was Orthodox faith. On Sunday the 2nd of February after the service in the chapel of Saint Vladimir Equal to the Apostles, which is on the territory of Saint Sergei church in Johannesburg a memorial service was performed for all those that died from cold, hunger, suffering and hardships in the years of the blockade. After that an exhibition was opened dedicated to the 70th year end of the blockade.The exhibition was organized with the combined help of the parishioners and ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO.