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Today the Main icon of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation “Vernicle” was delivered by the aircraft enterprises and air defense force of the Northern fleet from the airfield Severomorsk-1 airfield and Talagi near Arkhangelsk.

Tomorrow at the Holy Ilinskom the Cathedral of the capital of Pomerania will be held on thanksgiving in honor of bringing the relics. The service will be attended by the parishioners and Orthodox soldiers of the Belomorskaya naval base and Arkhangelsk military garrison of the Northern fleet.

In Arkhangelsk the image of the Savior will stay a few days. During this time, the icon and the ark with the relics of saints the heavenly patrons of the Russian army will be able to touch everyone. On the eve of defender of the Fatherland Day “Vernicle” and the ark with the relics will be transported to Pskov.


“Vernicle” with the ark, where 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 Theodore Ushakov was brought to the Northern fleet on the eve of Baptism. The relics were taken military transport aircraft from the Far East.

January 21 took place the first on the Kola Peninsula prayer in honor of bringing the icons. It was held in the St. Andrew Naval Cathedral with the participation of the Northern fleet commander Hero of Russia Vice-Admiral Alexander Moiseyev and other officers from among the command of the fleet and the administration of Murmansk region.

Then Orthodox Shrine was exhibited in the Murmansk Church of the Savior on Waters. During the week before 7 February, the icon was in the historical basis of the Northern fleet – the city of military glory of the Arctic, and then in Gazdieva and Trifonov-Pechenga monastery.

After a stay in the Northern Navy relics will be transferred to the territory of the Western military district.

The main icon of the armed forces began its journey from the hero-city of Sevastopol. Touched her believers in Rostov-on-don, Novocherkassk, Volgograd, Stavropol, Krasnodar, Vladikavkaz, Astrakhan, Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg, Moscow, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok. After the Northern fleet, the Shrine will give the Western military district. It is planned that the icon will visit 120 cities, will visit more than 150 temples, 300 of formations and military units, having covered the distance of more than 57 000 kilometers.

The icon of the “Vernicle” will be placed in the Main Church of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. He was raised by voluntary donations to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war in military-Patriotic Park “Patriot”.

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