In Moscow Park “Patriot” will build the main temple of the armed forces (amended version)

Moscow. September 4. INTERFAX – the Ministry of defence will be built in Moscow Park of culture and leisure of the Russian Armed forces “Patriot” the main temple of the Russian armed forces, said on a conference call on Tuesday, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

“Now the Ministry of defence implements the construction plan in the Park “Patriot” of the main temple of the Armed forces. This idea received the approval of the public, public authorities, military command, Supreme authority and was embodied in the visual concept of the project of the temple complex,” – said Shoigu.

He noted that at the end of August for the first time carried out large-scale teaching of moral and psychological support of troops. It was attended by representatives of the military clergy of all districts and fleets. Under the unified leadership worked out the issues of organization of spiritual and educational work with personnel. According to S. Shoigu, the military, the Orthodox churches provide this invaluable assistance.

The Minister said that the new temple will become the spiritual, educational and educational center for soldiers, Orthodox priests and Russian citizens. On site will house the exposition dedicated to the history of formation of the Russian state and the Armed forces. To facilitate the construction of the charity Fund “Resurrection”.

In turn, the Deputy Minister – head of the Main military and political control Andrey Kartapolov reported that the solemn consecration of the laying of the temple is planned to be held in September this year.

The Church will have five thrones: the Central will be named in honor of the main Christian holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, and four others devote patron Saint of the Armed forces and the armed forces – Alexander Nevsky (the patron Saint of the Land forces), the prophet Elijah (patron VCS and airborne), Andrew (patron Saint of the Navy) and St. Varvara (protector of the strategic missile forces).

The height of the temple can accommodate up to six thousand people is 95 meters. “Following the traditions in the temple are placed the icons of the patron saints of the Russian soldiers, as well as heraldic signs. The main temple is decorated with paintings with battle scenes from military history and texts of Scripture” – said the Deputy Minister.