On Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, the Ministry of Domestic Policy and Social Relations of Saratov Oblast extended its Easter greetings to Saratov Lutheran Church through its representative Timofei Leshchenko:
Our warmest Easter greetings to you!
In these days of spring, people’s hearts are filled with Easter joy. The Feast of Easter proclaims the victory of life, good, and justice and has a great significance for every believer.
The joyful resurrection awakens faith, hope and love and unites people around everlasting spiritual values and ideals. In these festive and joyous days, we become fully aware of the importance of our ancestral traditions and customs.
Your congregation is known for its good works. May they be multiplied as you generously share your magnanimity and bring love, concord, and spirituality to the world.
In your activities, you seek to cooperate and collaborate constructively and efficiently with our region’s civil society and its organizations.
As a religious organization, you play an important role in upholding spiritual and moral values and join efforts with others to maintain interreligious peace and concord in the Volga Region.
On this joyful day, I sincerely wish you and your loved ones good health, familial comfort, wellbeing, and peace!
Natalia Troshina, Minister of Domestic Policy and Social Relations of Saratov Oblast