Russian Church Animal Blessing dedicated to homeless animals.

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Translated from the Russian.

Cats in the church: in the suburbs served an unusual prayer

On Saturday, August 18, a prayer service for the preservation of God’s creation dedicated to homeless animals was held in the village of Lemeshovo near Ilyinsk near Podolsk near Moscow.

Cats in the church: in the suburbs served an unusual prayer

Photo by Konstantin Gudkov

“We pray for people who, by their mercy, are ready to share their love with unfortunate homeless dogs and cats and participate in their salvation,” said the abbot of the church, Protopriest Peter Dynnikov.

Believers came to worship together with their cats. At the end of the moleben Fr. Peter sprinkled the animals with holy water.

Cats in the church: in the suburbs served an unusual prayer

Photo by Alexander Avilov / Moscow Agency

Cats in the church: in the suburbs served an unusual prayer

Photo by Konstantin Gudkov

Cats in the church: in the suburbs served an unusual prayer

Photo by Alexander Avilov / Moscow Agency

Cats in the church: in the suburbs served an unusual prayer

Photo by Konstantin Gudkov

In the moleben, the following words were heard: “Look down from Heaven, God, and see, as the earth mourns, and the trees and the past disappear and the beasts and the birds of heaven perish for the wickedness of those who dwell on it. For this reason, in repentance, we fall and cry out to Thee, so do not destroy your peace and us with our iniquities, but grant treatment to the insane son of man and save them and their creatures conquered. ”

Cats in the church: in the suburbs served an unusual prayer

Photo by Alexander Avilov / Moscow Agency

At the Church in Lemeshovo, there is a shelter-hospice for dogs and cats and everyone can donate food to them.

Cats in the church: in the suburbs served an unusual prayer

Photo by Konstantin Gudkov

Cats in the church: in the suburbs served an unusual prayer

Photo by Konstantin Gudkov

Cats in the church: in the suburbs served an unusual prayer

Photo by Alexander Avilov / Moscow Agency

Cats in the church: in the suburbs served an unusual prayer

Photo by Alexander Avilov / Moscow Agency

Cats in the church: in the suburbs served an unusual prayer

Photo by Alexander Avilov / Moscow Agency

Cats in the church: in the suburbs served an unusual prayer

Photo by Alexander Avilov / Moscow Agency

Cats in the church: in the suburbs served an unusual prayer

Photo by Alexander Avilov / Moscow Agency

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