40 000 Rally to Celebrate Day of Slavic Script in MoscowWorld | May 24, 2010, Monday // 22:28| views
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill (C), Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew (L) and Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov (R) led the May 24 rally in Moscow. Photo by EPA/BGNES
About 40 000 people participated in the rally for May 24, Day of the Slavic Script, in Russia’s capital Moscow.
The Day of the holy brothers, St. Cyril and St. Methodius, is celebrated in Bulgaria as the national holiday dedicated to the Slavic Script and Bulgaria Culture and Education but is also honored in other Slavic Orthodox countries using the Cyrillic alphabet.
The Moscow rally was headed personally by the Russia Orthodox Church Patriach, Kiril (i.e. Cyril), and was supported by youth orthodox organizations and university students.
Of number of the participants came specially for the rally from other Russian cities.
The focal points of the rally was a holy service performed by the Patriarch Kiril and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.
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