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On September 12, on the Day of the City of Military Glory of Rostov-on-Don, on the square of the Main Church of the Southern Military District (YuVO) of St. in the liberation of the capital Don from the German fascist invaders. The festive celebrations will begin at 08:00 with the Divine Liturgy.

At 10:30 on the temple square, the townspeople and guests of the holiday will be greeted by musicians of the military orchestra of the Rostov garrison, artists of the song and dance ensemble of the Southern Military District and the creative team of the House of Officers of the Southern Military District “Success”. Spectators of the concert program will be told about the history of the Battle Banners of the 339th and 347th Infantry Divisions, the North Caucasian Military District and the Banner of the Southern Military District, about the heroic deeds of North Caucasian soldiers during the Great Patriotic War, local wars and armed conflicts. Also, the participants of the holiday will learn about the Main Church of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the significance of bells in church life and the temple under construction in the Southern Military District.

The ceremony of consecration of the evangelist will be attended by the command of the Southern Military District, representatives of the administration of the Southern Federal District, the region and the city, the security forces of the region. Metropolitan of Rostov and Novocherkassk Mercury will conduct the rite of consecration. After the prayer service and the sprinkling of the Bell with holy water, as well as the traditional first blow to the bell, the celebration will continue with the ceremony of handing over the battle flags to the Main Temple of the Southern Military District.

The honor guard will conduct a ritual of demonstration of the battle banners of the 339th Taman-Brandenburg Infantry Red Banner Order of Suvorov Division, formed in August 1941 from the natives of the Rostov Region and the 347th Melitopol Red Banner Order of Suvorov Infantry Division, formed in August 1941.

Also, copies of the Battle Banner of the Red Banner North Caucasian Military District, formed on May 4, 1918, and a copy of the Banner of the Order of Suvorov of the Red Banner South Military District, formed on September 20, 2010, will be transferred to the Main Church of the Southern Military District.

The celebrations will end with a festive concert program. An exhibition of samples of weapons and military equipment, a mobile exhibition of the Military Historical Hall of the House of Officers of the Southern Military District, dedicated to the combat chronicles of the 339th and 347th rifle divisions, an exhibition of artifacts from the Great Patriotic War will be deployed on the parish territory for the townspeople.

Pupils of the Rostov Spiritual and Patriotic Center of St. George the Victorious will present a historical reconstruction of the assault on the heights.

Throughout the day, a mobile selection point for military service under a contract will work.

Everyone will be able to taste the soldier’s porridge and Don Cossack fish soup.

In order to limit the spread of the new coronavirus infection during the preparation and holding of festive events, a number of preventive measures and barrier restrictions are envisaged. On the eve of the divisions of radiation, chemical and biological protection of the Southern Military District will treat all places visited by citizens with special disinfecting solutions.

All servicemen participating in the festive event were vaccinated in advance with a vaccine against the new coronavirus infection. Observance of the mask regime is recommended for visitors.

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