MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
A solemn ceremony of bringing the icon of the Holy Blessed Prince Dmitry Donskoy to the Regional Directorate of the Military Police for the Western Military District took place today in St. Petersburg.
In the military Temple in the name of Saint Equal-to-the-Apostles Prince Vladimir, located in the building of the military police, Father Vasily performed the rite of consecrating the icon, after which he gave the image to the military police.
The icon was painted by the master Ilya Pivnik, an artist of the workshop at the spiritual and educational center of the Temple in the Name of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God in Sestroretsk.
Saint Blessed Prince Dmitry Donskoy was recognized as the heavenly patron of the military police of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
Also, in commemoration of the 160th anniversary of the opening of the military church, a liturgy was served in memory of the Holy Monk Martyr Hierotheos of Athens, in whose honor the temple was consecrated until it was closed in 1917.
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