MOSCOW, 30 Jul – RIA Novosti. The consecration of the main temple of the Russian Armed forces, Patriarch Kirill postponed indefinitely, the decision will be taken after the end of the pandemic, said on Thursday, RIA Novosti the head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchy on interaction with Armed forces and law enforcement authorities Klin Bishop Stefan (halts).

“the Consecration of the Cathedral was being planned on 9 may. It was supposed to be a very large-scale and festive event: the invited veterans, representatives of the Federation Council, state Duma, government. But it postponed indefinitely. The solution will be after the end of the epidemic,” said Bishop Stefan.

According to him, the great consecration of the Cathedral will celebrate the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, as “it is the Patriarchal Cathedral, so logically, the Patriarch, and they must sanctify.”

Bishop Stephen said that on 6 may, the Cathedral will give the Church. “The builders have finished their work. Maybe on 6 may we will serve a short prayer service. But now no one can invite to worship,” concluded the Hierarch.

the Church of the Resurrection, the main Church of the Armed forces of Russia, was erected in the Moscow Park “Patriot” for the 75th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war. The construction of the temple was carried out on voluntary donations of citizens and organizations received by a specially created charity Fund “Resurrection”. On the territory of the temple complex will create the gallery “Road memory”. Its length is 1 418 steps, the number of days of the great Patriotic war. There will be posted information about more than 33 millions of veterans and their surviving photos.

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