In Moscow, on the territory of the ancient Sretensky monastery, founded in the late XIV century, today open the new temple of Christ's Resurrection and new martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church.
For the Russian Orthodox Church today is a great day - the feast of the ascension and the great event. recently finished special service: Patriarch Kirill with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion conducted the rite of consecration of the Restored Church of Resurrection and new martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church who suffered for the faith. Consecrated in the temple at this moment, the Patriarch holds the solemn Liturgy.
At the Sretensky monastery today, waiting for President. It is expected that he will be visiting the new temple complex, the building of the Seminary and meet with representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church abroad, it was 10 years ago, the inherent self-governing part of the ROC. There are now hundreds of faithful who came to be a part of this significant event, to touch the Shrine.
This Cathedral, the particle and the soul of the Sretensky monastery, was destroyed in 1920, and almost a century later, Church decided to return to the believers the temple and the relics of the Abbot and the spiritual patron of the Sretensky monastery Hilarion Troitsky. Today in the ceremony of consecration of his relics enclosed in the ark, mounted on stones, brought from the Solovetsky Islands, where the Martyr spent 5 years in prison. He Sretensky monastery was founded in 1397 by Prince Vasily I, in honor of deliverance from the invasion of Tamerlane. And at the end of 1920-ies was almost destroyed.
Rebuilt and returned to the monastery complex built of white limestone, brought from Vladimir and Suzdal. It is decorated with stone carvings. The temple was restored by the latest technologies. The climate system provides ventilation and air conditioning, are equipped with video broadcasting system, digital equipment everywhere. It will be a real educational center, as said by the clergy.
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