The Eucharistic celebration began in a crowded cathedral with faithful from the various Russian and foreign communities that make up the archdiocese. Each group entered the church singing in its native language.
The first to enter were the Sunday School children, then the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking chaplaincy, followed by the Korean community, French-speaking Catholics and the Armenian community.
Archbishop Kondrusiewicz congratulated those present in more than 10 languages for the gift of the Eucharist.
A Eucharistic procession was held around the cathedral, on the streets of Moscow, despite the low temperature. It attracted adults and children who prayed and sang songs.
On Saturday night a deacon of the Spanish-and Portuguese-speaking chaplaincy was ordained, as was a priest for the archdiocese.