MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the temple of St. Sergius of Radonezh at the National control centre defense of the Russian Federation was held a handover ceremony for the Main temple of the Armed Forces of the Iveron icon of the Theotokos. The ceremony was attended by Deputy defense Minister of Russia – head of the Main military and political control of the armed forces Colonel-General Andrey Kartapolov. He noted that the image was painted in one of the most revered Christians of the place is mount Athos.
“The main temple of the Armed Forces created on the donations of caring people, and some make this donation in the form of icons. As for this icon, it is one of the most venerated images of the blessed virgin”, — said Andrey Kartapolov.
Currently, the Temple of Victory has donated more than 50 different icons. The main temple of the armed forces will become the center of military glory and national memory of the fallen soldiers during the great Patriotic war.
“It is with deep gratitude accept the icon as a gift, because for centuries before the icons and prayed and kings, and ordinary people. Icons stopped wars, saved from disaster, heal the sick. Particularly in Russia venerated image of the blessed virgin Mary — patron of the people and the state” — said the Deputy head of the military Department.
It is planned that all given icons and iconostases Hiking will take its rightful place in the Main Church of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
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