Celebrations in honor of National Unity Day began in the Red Square in Moscow. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill performs in the Kazan Cathedral liturgy in honor of the Kazan Mother of God.Celebrations, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, have always been loved by the people, and on Friday from an early hour in the church was going to a lot of Christians. The cathedral is full, many standing on Nikolskaya Street near the temple.The image of Our Lady of Kazan was the main shrine of the militia, which liberated Moscow from foreign invaders in 1612. Therefore, a holiday of Kazan icon associated with the liberation of Moscow, became the basis of National Unity Day. In honor of the victory in 1612 was founded the Kazan Cathedral on Red Square. In Soviet times, in 1936, he was destroyed, and in the early 90s restored according to drawings and photographs.After the liturgy, Patriarch Kirill will in Manege exhibition "Orthodox Russia", says based on multimedia technology on modern Christian life. Then the Russian Orthodox Church will travel to, where the militia assembled. Nizhny Novgorod also attend the Feast of the country's leaders. The Patriarch will make a prayer in the cathedral of Alexander Nevsky and before the ark of the Blessed Virgin Mary Belt honest. He then visited the Nizhny Novgorod fair, ITAR-TASS reported.