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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

President Komorowski attends Polish Orthodox ceremonies

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Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski on Tuesday attended the Orthodox Lord's Transfiguration ceremony at the Holy Mount of Grabarka. In his speech, Bronislaw Komorowski stressed the importance of communities in a nation's life.

 

Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church Archbishop Sawa stressed the significance of the president's presence during the ceremony as it testifies to the fact that he is "a president of all citizens of our motherland, irrespective of faith or nationality."

 

Sawa stressed that secularisation was the cause of "negative use of freedom." "We regret it and we continue to remind people of the great significance of Christian values as they help revive spirituality and Christian hope."

 

President Komorowski, who first attended the Lord's Transfiguration ceremony in 2011, underlined the "strength of community," including the family and the parish but also "the community within a nation, within a state."

 

"By my presence as the president of Poland in this special place at such a special moment, I would like to underscore that we all create those communities together," Bronislaw Komorowski said.

 

The ceremonies were attended by some 5,000 people, according to police estimates.

 

The Holy Mount of Grabarka is considered to be the holiest location in Poland for Orthodox Christians. It is the site of the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord and is home to the women's monastery of Ss. Marta and Maria. The most prominent and well-known feature of Grabarka is the forest of crosses surrounding the Church, all brought to the Mount by pilgrims.

 

Grabarka has been a center for pilgrimage for Orthodox Christians from Poland and other countries since the 18th century. (PAP)

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