Moscow clergy headed by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on the first Day of the week, the Day of defender of the Fatherland, will take part in the laying of wreaths at the tomb of the Unknown soldier in the Alexander garden, said Last news the head of the Synodal Department for cooperation with the armed forces and police Archpriest Serge halts.
"All the clergy of the capital city of Russia will take part in this event. Although this 1st Day of lent, but on the orders of his Holiness Patriarch of All priests will take part in laying flowers at the tomb of the Unknown soldier, " said Privalov.
according to him, such a memorable event with the participation of the Orthodox clergy in the days of military glory of Russia has already become a good tradition. The head of the Department added that in this, as in other days, " all the Russian Orthodox Church offers the service of prayer about Ukraine, about the pacifying of the hearts of the people who oppose each other.
The head of the Synodal Department also cited data showing that in the Russian army are serving on a permanent basis more than 150 (151) authorized the Orthodox clergy, or about 60% of the approved staff numbers of military priests. In the near future this number will increase by another 10 people - the documents are to be signed by the defense Minister added halts.
according to the ROC, now subordinated to the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation territories act 266 of Orthodox churches and chapels and 37 prayer rooms. Built fresh army temples.