MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In Sevastopol, on the day of commemoration of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called in the Vladimir Cathedral, the tomb of Russian admirals, the ceremony of consecration of the St. Andrew flags of warships, boats and support vessels of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) took place, in which representatives of the crews of all ship formations of the fleet took part.
The service was headed by Archpriest Sergiy Khalyuta, Dean of the Sevastopol District, who served a prayer service to the Apostle Andrew the First-Called, consecrated the St. Andrew’s flags and handed them over to the commanders of ships, boats and captains of ships.
About 50 sailors from the crews of ships and vessels of the fleet took part in the prayer service for the consecration of the flags. The event was held in compliance with the social distance and anti-epidemic restrictions in force in the region.
The tradition of consecrating ship flags at the Black Sea Fleet was resumed in 1997 after the final determination of the Russian fleet status.
The ceremony takes place annually on the day of commemoration of the holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called.
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