Bishop Panteleimon: “the Basis of mercy is understanding that we are created by God in order to live for others”

The first session, which was attended by over 20 students, conducted by Bishop Panteleimon

In the Church of Tsarevich Dimitry at the First City hospital on November 16 with a prayer service began the free training courses for nurses, which was organized by the Orthodox service of assistance “Mercy” in conjunction with the training center of the hospital of St. Alexis, according to Diakonia. Within seven months of experienced teachers, doctors and nurses will teach students the basics of care for seriously ill people, anatomy, pharmacology, and spiritual principles of mercy. The courses will give the opportunity to get a job in the palliative ward of the hospital of St. Alexis, the Holy Spiridonievsky hospice and the various projects of Mercy. The first session, which was attended by over 20 participants, was conducted by the Chairman of the Synodal Department for charity Bishop of Orekhovo-Zuevo Panteleimon. The course continues.

“Patronage, even the origin of the word means paternal care of the patients. Parents supporting the child, guided not by rules but by love for him. Also nurses have to take care of the patient, said Bishop Panteleimon. – Why God have to ask, first of all, love to those people who are committed and about which you care”.

The Archbishop noted that man has the ability to sympathize, to empathize, to be compassionate, but when it has to cover not only the family, the natural strength is not enough. In order for charity was permanent and not exhaustive, you must have a spiritual basis.

“The basis of relief understanding that we are created by God in order to live for others, to learn to love other people. Knowledge about this and the memory of the sacrifice of Christ are the spiritual Foundation of charity,” – said the vicar of the Patriarch.

Bishop Panteleimon told the audience about the course structure, core subjects and teachers, and also answered questions about how to learn to love the sick, to be patient and not to judge others, to overcome loss.

Classes in fundamentals of nursing, anatomy, therapy and pharmacology will be held for 7 months 3 times a week. The program includes 120 hours of practice under the guidance of experienced sisters in the Holy Spiridonievsky hospice the palliative ward of the hospital of St. Alexis, St. Sophia community, PNI №11.

During the course, experts will teach a special technique of taking care of bedridden patients, which was developed based on over 20 years of experience of the sisters of service “Mercy”. The courses will give the opportunity to get a job in these projects and help to lonely patients in psycho-neurological boarding school №11 in city clinical hospital №1 and at home. Courses can be booked by completing the form and passing an interview.

Orthodox service of assistance “Mercy” brings together 26 social projects and annually provides assistance to tens of thousands of needy, seriously ill children and adults, orphans, lonely elderly people and the disabled, the homeless and HIV-positive. Among the service projects “Mercy”: the crisis center “Home for mom”, the Holy Spiridonievsky hospice, rehabilitation Centre for children with cerebral palsy and others.

Central clinical hospital of St. Alexis the Metropolitan of Moscow is a multi – profile medical institution for 275 seats. It is the largest medical institution of the Russian Orthodox Church. In the hospital treated people from all regions of Russia, regardless of their religious affiliation. For all patients examination and treatment are free of charge.

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