MOSCOW, may 4 – RIA Novosti. The head of the Duma Committee on civil society development issues, public and religious organisations Sergey Gavrilov suggested that the defense Ministry and the Russian Orthodox Church to place in the Main altar of the temple of the armed forces with the icon of St. Seraphim (Sobolev), perpetuating its role in ensuring Slavic unity.
the Deputy told RIA Novosti that he has sent corresponding letters to the name of his Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
“I requested to place in the altar the icon of St. Seraphim (Sobolev), Archbishop of Boguchar and St. Sophia the Wonderworker, thus perpetuating its role in ensuring Slavic unity, reconciliation sentiment in Russian people, especially after the revolutionary events, as well as against the machinations. St. Seraphim is a sample of Patriotic service, the integrity of the Church, the purity of the faith,” – said Gavrilov.
the Deputy Also said that in his letters thanked the Minister and the Patriarch “for his work in the preservation of memory and the creation of a temple dedicated to the spiritual feat of the Russian Orthodox Church held with the people through the great test of war.”
According to him, the Church of the Resurrection contains the “deep thought of its creators about the spiritual unity of our people, who in the course of the war, he returned to the origins of conciliarism, collectivism, purity, faith, selfless devotion and patriotism”.
Gavrilov noted that the image in the temple created with the participation of all the people, because all of Russia collected money for this Church, the final plan was endorsed by leading national experts.