But back to the eve of Lent. From jails and prisons Alexis went to the Sunday morning service. At its end on the Ivanovo area was accomplished prayer before the image of the Last Judgment. The main event here was reading the Gospel of Matthew about the Day of Judgment. Reading made with four analogous to the four corners of the world. He started the patriarch himself, facing to the east, at the end of his verse repeated deacons. Sometimes limited to two "Reader" - the patriarch and Protodeacon. The point, however, remained the same: a reminder of all the Orthodox on the Day of Judgment, when "comes fear and terror, which had never before from the beginning of the world and to this day has not been and will not be" (slovasvyatogo Ephrem). Reading was completed by the fact that the patriarch wiped a sponge image of the Last Judgment and the other icons, then overshadowed the cross and sprinkled holy water on the king, the authorities ecclesiastical and secular, the people standing below.
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