MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
More than 300 military personnel of the joint Russian military base Kant in Kyrgyzstan bowed to the Main icon of the Main temple of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation “Vernicle”.
The icon was exhibited in the Alexander Nevsky Church located on the territory of the compound, where she had been transported from the Holy Voskresenskogo Cathedral city of Bishkek.
All the way “Vernicle” accompanies the reliquary with the relics of the apostles Peter and Andrew, St. Nicholas the Wonderworker the Holy martyrs of St. Panteleimon the Healer and St. George, great Martyr Barbara, St. Sergius of Radonezh and the Holy righteous Admiral Theodore Ushakov.
The icon is a canonical image of the face of Jesus Christ, according to tradition miraculously impressed on the cloth — Board, which wiped my face Savior. The face of the “Vernicle” was depicted on the banners of the Russian army, and his image was placed over the gates of fortresses. Warriors have always seen him as their patron, and the civilians — the defender and Savior.
The icon will move in military units and garrisons of the Central military district from August to October. During the year it will take on a lot of connections and military units of the Russian army, and Russian Orthodox churches. On its way it will visit 120 cities, will visit more than 150 temples, 300 of formations and military units, covered the distance in more than 57 thousand kilometers.
Your way sanctuary starts in the hero-city of Sevastopol on 30 April 2019, and will conclude may 9, 2020, the 75th anniversary of the great Victory, in the Main Church of the Russian Armed Forces, which is based in Moscow in the Park “Patriot”.
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