Bishop Panteleimon consecrated the new building of the Morozov children’s hospital

Blessing of the water was made in the lobby of the first floor of the new hospital building

On the day of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God, November 4, Chairman of the Synodal Department for charity and head of the Moscow Commission on hospital service of the Bishop of Orekhovo-Zuevo Panteleimon performed the rite of consecration of a new seven-story building of the Morozov children’s hospital, reports Diakoniai. He was assisted by members of the Commission on hospital service, and the clergy of the Church of Tsarevich Demetrius at the 1st City hospital. On vodosvyatiem the prayer in the lobby of the first floor was also attended by the chief doctor of the hospital, the staff, many patients and their parents. After the prayer service, hospital chaplaincy, accompanied by volunteers consecrated all branches of the new building, spoke with parents whose children are undergoing treatment in the hospital, gave icons and children’s books. Bishop Panteleimon congratulated those present on the occasion and addressed them with words of support.

“The Lord works miracles. We don’t always realize what happened to us a miracle. The miracle is the life you gave us Lord, the miracle is the love that we feel, wonder – children, which was given to us by God, a miracle – it is the doctors who treat them. If to be faithful to God and to seek fulfillment of what He wants, then it becomes clear that is a miracle”, – said the Chairman of the Synodal Department for charity Bishop of Orekhovo-Zuevo Panteleimon.

Vicar of his Holiness Patriarch also noted that sometimes a miracle can be sorrowful circumstances of life that help man to become better. “The disease makes it clear that everything you live is money, fame, honor is not important. I say that compassion and sympathy to all parents whose children are now in this hospital and wish them good health. But we must be patient, not to demand, and to ask for God’s help with humility and hope.”

Bishop Panteleimon consecrated the new building of the Morozov children’s hospital

He also noted that even if the disease remains naisseline, the Lord helps her to move. “Difficulties are inevitable. They are allowed by God not so that we become discouraged or despair, but in order that we may know how to carry them, and through this have become better, – said Bishop Panteleimon. With God all things are possible to overcome. We must trust Him and understand that He, as the doctor leads us to health, but the health of the soul first and foremost. God grant that we all had a healthy soul, then everything will be easy to move, whatever happened.”

Congratulating all those present on the feast of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God and national unity Day, vicar of his Holiness Patriarch said, “Unity is God. If we want to be one, then you need to connect something good, that is the source of life and the meaning of life. This source of good and meaning is God”.

Vicar of his Holiness Patriarch addressed the audience with words of comfort and support

After the prayer service, Bishop Panteleimon and 13 sick priests, accompanied by volunteers from the course assistants hospital priests went through all offices of the corps, talked to parents whose children are undergoing treatment in the hospital, gave icons and children’s books.

“When kids get sick, their parents are in need of using conventional methods of health care but also spiritual support. Today during the consecration of the offices many parents were happy to communicate with priests, some of them have expressed the desire to confess, to commune,” – said the chief doctor of the hospital Elena Petralcina.

At the prayer service was attended by children, hospital patients, parents

New seven-story building of the Morozov children’s city hospital with a total area of 72 thousand square meters was opened on 15 October 2017. The corps completed a complex of children’s hospital, which is currently 35 offices in 27 directions. For 15 years the Morozov hospital cares clergyman of the Church of the Holy blessed Tsarevich Dimitry in 1 City hospital Archpriest Alexy Spassky.

“In the hospital, and the children, parents and staff are very excited when someone comes to pray with them and for them. They need comfort, support and inspiration to fight the disease – said clergyman of the Church of the Holy blessed Tsarevich Dimitry in 1 City hospital Archpriest Alexy Spassky. – So when there were so many priests, patients and their parents were very excited: out of the chambers, some even came down from the floors to the prayer.”

Sick priests consecrated all the departments of a new hospital building

The hospital’s chief doctor Elena Petralcina, emphasizing the necessity of spiritual support for parents and children, noted the importance of the constant presence of the hospital chaplain. “Always feel the help of his father Alexis. It is in the most difficult departments, palliative care, Oncology, Hematology, there are loved by children, parents and staff. For us it is the same member of staff, like other employees, because involved in the recovery of children, as our entire staff,” said Elena Petralcina.

Chief doctor also said that the hospital plans to open the hospital Church in honor of the Holy Trinity. Construction is scheduled for spring 2019.

New seven-story building with a total area of 72 thousand completed a complex of the Morozov children’s hospital. Each year receive a highly skilled and unique medical assistance in 35 offices in 27 areas of more than 100 thousand children a year. In the hospital, assisted in the field of acute cardiovascular surgery, arrhythmias and transplantation of organs and tissues, including bone marrow transplantation. Also work profile the Department of resuscitation and intensive therapy. To equip the new building was purchased about three thousand units of modern medical equipment. Patients are placed in single or double rooms. In each there is an alarm button and a surveillance system as children. For parents there is a separate sleeping places.

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