Most large Orthodox Church on the South East coast of the United States will be opened and consecrated this week, according to the report of the Synodal information Department of the Moscow Patriarchate.
Parish in the name of St. Matrona of the capital is valid from 2011, the first worship services were held in a small rented premises in the area of Hallandale beach. But in four years the believers raised funds and purchased the former Methodist Church, which is reconstructed according to the canons of the Russian Orthodox Church, informs SINFO.
The temple is decorated with a unique porcelain iconostasis, which is made of the master of Ekaterinburg. For opening day in the new Church from the old Church will be moved to the revered shrines - the Shrine with the relics of St. Matrona of the capital and the big ark with the relics of 115 Orthodox saints.
The consecration of the Church will make the head of the Russian Orthodox Church abroad Metropolitan of new York and Eastern America Hilarion, co-served by clergy of the United States, Russia, Ukraine, Canada and Georgia. On the occasion of the celebrations on this day for veneration of the faithful in Florida will bring the wonderworking Kursk Root icon of the Theotokos - " the guide to wandering and the protector of immigrants ", it is noted on the Internet representation of the community.
according to different estimates, on the coast of the Great Miami, there are between 100 to 200 thousand Russian-speaking American citizens." Church community for the Orthodox settlers always were the real oases in a foreign land - here they found real help and spiritual support, " - said the rector of the parish, Archimandrite Alexander (Belem). He nourishes the hope that the new Temple of the Holy blessed Matrona of the capital in Miami " will become a significant center of Russian spirituality in America."