On 30 March, the fourth Moscow inter-faith Easter marathon, Festival Traditions, Flavour and Music, formally opened at the Memorial Synagogue on Poklonnaya Gora.
The marathon programme includes lectures on customs and traditions of Jewish Passover and Christian Easter, film clubs, workshops in cooking Easter dishes, concerts, exhibitions and tours that will last until 14 May.
This year, the organising committee consists of representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Moscow, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Russian Church of Evangelical Christians, the Russian Jewish Congress, the Moscow Muftiyat’s Spiritual Board of the Muslims of Moscow and the Central Region and other organisations.
Before the official opening of the marathon, workshops for children and adults took place in the synagogue lobby, the exhibition, The Art of Paper-cutting: Traditions and Modern Times, opened and the synagogue museum organised tours on the history of Jews in Russia and the tragic Holocaust events.
Chanter of the Voronezh Jewish community Uri Granata, the male choir of the missionary commission at the Moscow Diocesan Council, Merited Artist of Russia and leading soloist of the Helicon Opera Tatyana Kuindzhi, soloist of the choir of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Pyotr Kutyin, saxophone player Yuri Gershanov, the Zatyk Armenian folk music ensemble, the Sigion studio and the children’s choir of the Alexeyev music school performed at the opening ceremony.
The detailed programme of the fourth Moscow Easter marathon is available on the Moscow Jewish Community House’s web site. For more information, please call: +7 (495) 632-57-98, +7 (499) 249-98-00 and +7 (916) 657-76-17.