St. Michael’s Congregation, St. Petersburg, June 14, 2020:
Today on the first Sunday after Trinity, our congregation saw two joyful events: the installation of Aleksei Savonchik as a catechist and the confirmation of Aleksandr Shuklin. Both young church members Aleksei and Aleksandr joined St. Michael’s Congregation almost at the same time last year. A year before, Aleksei had tried his hand at being the moderator of our Christian Cinema Club, and lately he has been leading our Bible studies and otherwise participating in our congregational life. Aleksandr, in spite of a broken leg, had been attending a confirmation class led by Rev. Dmitri Petrov for a half-year. Pastor Dmitri testifies Aleksandr showed himself as an interested and thoughtful Christian. Congratulations to Aleksei and Aleksandr and blessings as they follow our Lord!