Easter festivals in Moscow 2014
20.04.2014 – 09.05.2014
This year the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Easter from 19 to 27 April. This week you will have a chance to attend church services, listen to classic and religious music, wander around Moscow to see numerous craft markets. The festival of church choir singing and bell ringing will give you a chance to feel the sacred atmosphere of the holiday.
The main celebrations of Easter Sunday will take place in the Christ the Savior Cathedral. It might be hard to get inside as thousands of worshippers will come to the church this day, but services will be broadcasted on big screens installed all over central Moscow.
If your tour of Moscow falls on Easter week we recommend you to walk around central Moscow to see how the Russians celebrate the Easter holiday. Lots of events will take place on central squares and streets of Moscow (Tverskaya Square, Kuznetsky most street, Kamergersky sidestreet, Klimentovsky sidestreet, Arbat street and others). You can listen to performances of folk groups, watch puppet theatre, participate in master classes and get original Easter souvenirs. We also invite you to Moscow parks. On April 20 many Moscow parks (Sokolniki park, Hermitage garden etc) prepared concerts, games, competitions, master classes dedicated to Easter.
If you love classic music we recommend you to attend Easter festival founded by Valery Gergiev. This springtime festival features symphony, chamber, and choral music, as well as concerts of bell music. You can check out the main events on the
An especially moving element of the Festival is the bell program. Each church prepares its own program which lasts about 15 min. If you are interested your Moscow guide can bring you to one of the churches, the bell music will truly give you unique experience.
April 21, 3pm
Church of Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles in Starye Sady, 11 Starosadsky Pereulok
April 21, 3.15pm
Convent of John the Forerunner, 2 Maly Ivanovsky Pereulok
April 22, 2 pm
Cathedral of the Epiphany in Yelokhovo, 15 Ulitsa Spartakovskaya
April 22, 3.30 pm
Church of the Shroud of the Holy Mother in Krasnoye Selo, 15 Nizhnyaya Krasnoselskaya
April 23, 3 pm
Church of the Ascension at Nikitskye Vorota («Bolshoye Voznesenye»), 36 Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya
April 24, 2 pm
Church of the Holy Virgin's Kazan Icon on Red Square, 3 Ulitsa Nikolskaya
April 24, 5.15 pm
Church of St. Ioann Lestvechnik in the Kremlin (Ivan the Great Bell Tower)
April 25, 2 pm
Church of Flor and Lavr at Zatsepa, 9 Ulitsa Dubininskaya
April 26, 2 pm
Church of St. Mitrophan of Voronezh, 40 Ulitsa 2nd Khutorskaya
April 27, 3 pm
Church of the Icon of the Holy Virgin «Joy of All Who Sorrow» on Bolshaya Ordynka, 20 Ulitsa Bolshaya Ordynka
April 28, 2 pm
Church of the Life-Giving Trinity in Ostankino, 7 Ulitsa 1st Ostankinskaya, building 2
April 29, 2 pm
Church of the Venerable Sergius of Radonezh in Krapivniki, 4 Krapivensky Pereulok
April 30, 3 pm
Church of St. Gregory of New Caesaria in Derbitsy, 29а Ulitsa Bolshaya Polyanka
May 1, 2 pm
Church of the Venerable Desert Father Maron in Starye Pany, 32 Ulitsa Bolshaya Yakimanka
May 1, 2.15 pm
Church of the Martyr John the Warrior on Yakimanka, 46 Ulitsa Bolshaya Yakimanka
May 2, 2 pm
Church of the Assumption of the Holy Mother in Gonchary, 29 Ulitsa Goncharnaya
May 2, 3.30 pm
Church of the Holy Virgin Shroud on Lyschikov Hill, 10 Lyschikov Pereulok
May 4, 2 pm
Church of the Blessed Matrona of the Muscovite and the Kazan Church in Kholodovo,
35a Ulitsa Kommunisticheskaya
May 5, 3 pm
Church of the Holy Resurrection in Sokolniki, 6 Sokolnicheskaya Square
May 6, 2 pm
Church of the Restoration of the Resurrection Church in Danilovskaya Sloboda, 3 Sredny Starodanilovsky Pereulok
May 6, 3,30 pm
Danilov Stauropegial Monastery, 22 Danilovsky Val
May 7, 2 pm
Cathedral of the Annunciation at Petrovsky Park, 2 Ulitsa Krasnoarmeiskaya, building 2g
May 8, 2 pm
Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle Worker in Tolmachi (at the Tretyakov Gallery), 9 Maly Tolmachevsky Pereulok
May 8, 3.30 pm
Sts. Martha and Mary Convent of Mercy, 34 Bolshaya Ordynka
May 9, 1 pm
Kolomenskoye, Church of St. George the Victorious on Voznesenskaya Square
39 Prospekt Andropova
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