MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Belogorsk garrison of the Amur combined-arms formation of the Eastern Military District (VVO), a solemn consecration of the Church of the Holy Great Martyr John the Warrior, erected on the territory of the town of the logistics compound (MTO), took place.
The solemn consecration of the military church by Archbishop Lucian took place on the eve of the 800th anniversary of the Prince of Ancient Rus Alexander Nevsky. The event took place in the presence of the command and the military personnel of the compound. The archbishop solemnly handed over to the rector of the church the relics of the holy Great Martyr John the Warrior, which will be permanently kept in a military church in a special ark.
The Church named after the Holy Great Martyr John the Warrior was erected in 2020 on the territory of the military camp of the military-technical department of the VVO by the decision of the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Hero of Russia, General of the Army Dmitry Bulgakov.
At the end of the solemn event, Archbishop Lucian, congratulating the personnel and guests of the brigade, said: “Our country is protected by two armies. These are the Armed Forces and the Holy Orthodox Church. Only faith and selfless service to the Fatherland can protect Russia from any enemy. “
The temple has an area of about 90 square meters. During the church liturgy, about 40 people can be here at the same time. Since the opening of the church, more than 50 military personnel have been baptized and given communion in it.
The solemn ceremony of consecration of the church was attended by more than 300 servicemen of the military-technical support unit of the Air Defense Forces, as well as representatives of the administration of the Amur Region.
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