Ivan Savvidi took part in festive prayer service during the flight over Rostov-on-Don

The prayer service was held during the flight to commemorate 266 anniversary of Rostov-on-Don. During the prayer service the Icon of Blessed Virgin Mary was carried over Rostov. According to legend this icon was presented by Cossacks to Dmitry Donskoy before the Battle of Kulikovo in 1380. The prayer service was held by Metropolitan of Rostov and Novocherkassk. «We see in the City Foundation Day with joy in our souls and heavenly thoughts», - said the head of the Don Metropolitanate- Let it give us force for new beginnings. Today we held the prayer service for the God blessed Rostov region and its pious citizens.»