On May 1, 2022, in the 2nd Week after Easter, the Day of Antipascha, commemorating the assurance of the Apostle Thomas, Bishop Pavel of Molodechno and Stolbtsovsky held the Divine Liturgy in the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Rakov Volozhin district.
His Grace was served by: Secretary of the Molodechno Diocesan Administration Archpriest Vitaly Bogdanenok, rector of the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord Archpriest Sergiy Lepin, clerics of the temple.
The deacon’s rank was headed by Deacon Dmitry Yatsenko.
At the small entrance, the rector of the parish of the church in Rakov Archpriest Sergiy Lepin was awarded the right to serve the Divine Liturgy with the royal gates open according to “The Cherubim.”, cleric of the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Rakov Priest Maxim Kudin was awarded the right to wear a gold-colored pectoral cross.
The sermon before communion was delivered by Priest Maxim Kudin.
At the end of the service, Bishop Pavel congratulated the parishioners on the holiday and addressed words of edification.
Vladyka Pavel congratulated the communicants on receiving the Holy Mysteries of Christ and gave them all an archpastoral blessing.
Then the ruling bishop held a conversation with students of the Sunday school at the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord and examined the holy spring and the chapel in honor of St. Nicholay the Wonderworker of the agro-town of Rakov.