MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On the initiative of officers of the State Secret Protection Service of the Central Military District headquarters, the icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “The Key of Understanding” was created in Yekaterinburg.
The sacrament of the consecration of the image took place in the Temple-Monument on the Blood? in the name of All Saints Who Shone in the Land of Russia, which, in addition to the military, was attended by the author of the work – the icon painter Elena Vyguzova.
The composition of the icon is presented in the form of a triumphal arch, in the opening of which there is a large key turned upward with a beard in the shape of a heart, with angels around it. Above is the image of the Nativity of the Virgin, in the central cartouche is the Coronation of the Virgin. On the sides are the forthcoming Forces of Heaven in a prayerful bow of Archangel Michael and Archangel Gabriel. In the fields of the icon – the Holy Apostles. The image of Archangel Gabriel was not chosen by chance, since he is the heavenly patron of the state secret protection service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
The icon will be donated to the temple, which is being erected in honor of the Archangel Gabriel on the territory of the Krasnodar Higher Military School named after General of the Army S.M. Shtemenko, where future specialists in the protection of state secrets are trained. The image of the Most Holy Theotokos “The Key of Understanding” will be handed over on the eve of the 92nd anniversary of the founding of the school.
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