Moscow. 4 Dec. INTERFAX – Built in the Dmitrov district North of the capital, the temple Matrona of Moscow will be dedicated in 2018, said the Deputy of the state Duma and the curator of the city program of building new churches Vladimir resin.
“This is one of the most beautiful temple complexes of the programme. By the end of the year he will be almost ready for commissioning. Adornment of the temple, including the installation of the iconostasis, completed in the first half of next year, and in the fall, apparently, held his consecration,” – said Vladimir resin on Monday to the correspondent of “Interfax-Religion”.
The five-domed Church with regard to its upper and lower churches can accommodate up to 800 worshipers, but, according to the architects, judging by the square, easily able to accommodate more believers.
Currently, the decoration of the facades is completed fully completed all the finishing work in the lower Church, work is underway on top of the temple – made plaster and electrician, ordered the granite floor, the installation of which is planned for early next year. For the Church also ordered ceramic altar and the iconostasis, which are made in the workshop of St. Petersburg and will be installed in the spring.
It is noteworthy that in the new Church in a special ark, resting on a piece of relics of Saint Matrona of Pokrovsky monastery.
Tuesday, December 5, in the belfry will raise the dome, and that the construction work will be completed. Already received preliminary design of interior decoration, including the iconostasis, murals wall paintings, the decoration elements of the columns of the upper temple. Working toward implementation of the project has already started, they decided to attract the best graduates of the school of painters of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra.
As told by the parish rector, Archpriest Dmitry Sinitsyn, the lower and upper temples bind a special lift, it is equipped for people with disabilities and is already working.
“The temple grounds are landscaped, there is even a Playground and a fountain. By spring we plan to build Parking, because already today it is clear that the temple complex will be the center of attraction for many residents of the area,” – said the prefect of CAO Vitaly Nikitin.
The Church has opened a café-Museum, where you can eat and at the same time to admire the collection of art objects and ancient life.
Earlier Patriarch Kirill said about the unprecedented popularity of St. Matrona of Moscow in Russia.
“One of those great, strong and glorious every day so many people as to the blind crone, matron, his whole life had lain on the bed? To any ruler in the world there is this thousands of daily pilgrimage, one night is not worth to touch the tomb!” he said in may after the divine Liturgy at the Holy protection monastery in Moscow, which he made on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the repose day of blessed Matrona, whose relics are kept in this monastery.
St. Matrona was born in 1885 in Tula province. From birth she was not just blind – she did not have eyes, but the girl possessed the gift of spiritual sight. According to the biography, from her early years she had led not only human sins, crimes, and thoughts. She felt the approach of danger, foresaw natural and public disasters. Through her prayers people received healing from illness and consolation in afflictions.
In 1925 Matrona moved to Moscow and lived there until the end of his days. 2 may 1952 ended the earthly journey of the Holy. Before his death she said, “All, all come to me, tell me how alive, of your sorrows, I will see you, and to hear and help you.”
Matrona predicted that after his death its grave, few will walk, but many years later people find out about it and go in droves for help in their troubles and requests to pray for them. And so it happened: the relics of the blessed always seems to turn the afflicted people who are asking for her help.
The relics of the blessed Matrona was acquired on 8 March 1998 at the Danilovsky cemetery in Moscow. May 1, 1998, the coffin with its relics was transferred to the Pokrovsky monastery. In 2004 she was canonized saints Church.