MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On the feast of the Nativity of Christ, in connection with the connection of the Central Military District (CVD), stationed in the Novosibirsk region, the president of the charitable foundation of the holy Martyr Bonifatius Natalia Mezentseva handed over three traveling icons with particles of the relics of the Supreme Apostle Paul, the holy noble Grand Duke Alexander Nevsky and the Monk and Sergius Radon chalice.
The solemn event took place on the parade ground of the compound. In her address to the servicemen, Natalya Mezentseva noted: “You have been given a great honor – serving Russia. You are the heirs of great commanders who have always understood what a great country and great heritage they received from their ancestors. Now you will have patrons in the ranks who will hear you and help you. “
Colonel Oleg Korotkevich, acting deputy commander of the formation for military-political work, addressed the audience, who on behalf of the command and the military council thanked the management of the foundation for the relics transferred to the formation and the strengthening of the spiritual foundations of serving the Fatherland.
The commander of the formation, Colonel Roman Maltsev, also addressed the personnel: “Today we had the honor to receive the icons of the three saints as a gift. These holy images will accompany our military personnel in field exercises, and will also help us in our daily service to the Fatherland. “
The transfer of the shrines took place within the framework of the program “Spiritual Strengthening of the Russian Army”, carried out with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, by the Holy Martyr Boniface Charitable Foundation and the Synodal Department for Cooperation with the Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies.
The shrines will be located in the chapel-chapel of the compound.
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