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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Scenes from the Funeral of Alexii II

Part 1

Part 2

Give rest, O Lord, to the soul of Thy servant who has fallen asleep…
Memory Eternal! Memory Eternal! Memory Eternal!


Greg DeLassus said...

I do not speak any Russian, so I could not understand the commentary/narration. Does anyone who does speak Russian know whether those hierarchs venerating the Patriarch's remains at the very beginning of the upper video were Armenian Apostolic? Their habits certainly looked like Armenian church-garb.

John (Ad Orientem) said...

Yes they were Armenian. They were part of the representation of non-Orthodox Churches. You will also see the Roman Catholic representatives later on giving the final kiss.