The Head of State was met by Metropolitan of Minsk and Pavel Zaslavsky, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus. The congregation was also attended by parishioners, representatives of Orthodox brotherhoods and sisterhoods, students of the Sunday school.
“I want this holiday to bring you peace, mutual understanding, well-being, and most importantly – the fulfillment, if not all of your desires, then the main ones related to your relatives, relatives, especially children,” Alexander Lukashenko wished. I would like to address the Russians, Ukrainians, our Belarusians, citizens of Belarus, our guests, and all Christians with congratulations on this bright and solemn day. ”
The President donated to the Belarusian Orthodox Church the icon of the Mother of God “Tenderness”, written on the model of the Little Russian icon “Tenderness” of the 15th century. The icon is made in a unique antique wax tempera technique.