The annual celebration of charity and mercy «White Flower» was held in the Livadia Palace Museum. As clarified in the administration of Yalta, the funds raised will be used for charitable assistance to people who find themselves in a difficult life situation and are under the care of the Yalta Sisterhood of Mercy of the Holy Passion-Bearer Alexandra.
For years, on the second Sunday after Easter — on the day of remembrance of the holy myrrh-bearing women, in Livadia holiday of mercy and charity «White Flower». Traditionally, the event is organized by the community of the Exaltation of the Cross Palace Church of the Romanov family in Livadia and the Livadia Palace Museum. This year was no exception.
The grand opening took place today, May 8, at the Exaltation of the Cross Church after the hierarchal Divine Liturgy. Bishop Nestor (Donenko) of Yalta greeted the participants and guests of the charity event. He conveyed to the audience the words of greeting from Metropolitan Lazar of Simferopol and Crimea. On my own behalf, I sincerely thanked all the participants and wished them health, patience and well-being.
The warmest greetings were conveyed by the head of the administration of the city of Yalta, Yanina Pavlenko:
Today, we all really lack simple things — kindness, mercy, compassion, humanity, love, support. It is so little and so much… We can easily give all this to each other. I heartily thank all the caring Yalta residents, as well as the main ideological inspirers of this charitable event for organizing and holding it. I wish you all peace, kindness, love and prosperity, and most importantly, faith in the best, without which it is impossible to live.
The congratulations were joined by the Head of the Municipal Formation — Chairman of the Yalta City Council Konstantin Shimanovsky. He stressed that over the years of the existence of the holiday — «White Flower» fell in love with Yalta residents and every year it becomes more large-scale and popular.
Photo: Information Policy Department of the Yalta Administration.