This year as well the feast of the Birth of the Virgin Mary gathered many people of good will for common prayer. Together with salvatorian fathers, who work in the parish, priests from other parishes and dioceses prayed in front of the icon of the Mother of God in the church of Braslav.
The solemnity began on September 7 by the Litany to the Mother of God and procession around the church. Then followed common prayer of the Rosary in front of the statue of Mary near the church.
The main Holy Mass, which began at 11.00 a.m. on September 8, was celebrated by F. Krzysztof Witwicki, Chancellor of the diocese of Vitebsk. At the beginning of the Holy Mass he greeted all the present, called on to common prayer and reminded the great role of Mary in the history of salvation of humankind as well as that Mary’s life should be example for every Christian.
At the end of the Mass believers sang the hymn Te Deum, after which sanctification of grain that will be planted took place. The custom of sanctification of grain means that every harvest, all gathered fruits are given to us not only because of our work, but first of all thanks to God’s grace.