MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Samara region, on the basis of the Syzran branch of the Air Force Academy named after N.E. Zhukovsky and Yu.A.
This event is very significant for all believing military personnel, since the episcopal service in this century-old church was held for the first time.
The command, cadets, civilian personnel, as well as members of the families of military personnel took part in the festive Divine Liturgy.
After the Liturgy, Vladyka performed the Great Blessing of the Water, after which he consecrated the new icon “The Savior Not Made by Hands and the Cathedral of the Patron Saints and Defenders of the Russian Army.” The icon was painted by well-known Voronezh icon painters Andrei Verkhotin and Svetlana Pavlenko on the initiative of believing officers of the Syzran branch of the VVA. Now it will take a central place in the military temple of the school.
Vladyka blessed the believing servicemen for good deeds and sprinkled them with holy water.
The rector of the church (assistant to the head of the branch for work with faithful military personnel), Priest Artemy Zhuchkov, in response, thanked all those gathered for the common prayer and presented Vladyka with a copy of the image of the Main Icon of the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ (Main Temple of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation) “The Savior Not Made by Hands.”
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