Chairman of the Synodal Department for charity has consecrated a Church at the hospital research center of dermatology and venereology in Moscow


Chairman of the Synodal Department for charity on 20 June visited in Moscow state scientific center (SSC) of Dermatovenereology and cosmetology of Ministry of health of Russia is the leading specialized scientific and clinical complex. With the blessing of his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril, the Bishop of Orekhovo-Zuevo Panteleimon has made small sanctification of a temple in honor of the Smolensk icon of the Mother of God located on the territory of GNC and met with the Director of the medical institution Professor Anne of Kabanovoy. The temple at the research center was 96-m account of the hospital Church in Moscow, reports Diakoniai.

During the consecration of the small temple in honor of the Smolensk icon of the Mother of God, Bishop Panteleimon was co-served by rector of the hospital Church priest Vyacheslav Drobyshev Deputy head of the Synodal Department for charity priest Alexander Aleshin.

The story of the hospital Church began in 1901, when its Foundation was laid the first stones of the most Reverend Bishop Dmitrovsky Nestor (Metanium), Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich and Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna. In Soviet time it became dilapidated, and today worship can be performed only in a small enclosed part of the temple.

On this day Holy communion Holy communion about 50 worshipers, including four adults received communion for the first time. Bishop Pantaleon admonished them and urged the Church community to help these people enter into the Church life, giving them the care and care.

The service was followed by a working meeting of Bishop Panteleimon with the Director of the Center, academician of RAS, Professor Anne of Kabanovoy. She said that at present the SSC in addition to its core activities pays special attention to the problem associated with skin tumors, in an effort to develop prevention and diagnostics of oncological diseases at an early stage. In addition, SSC is currently undergoing additional licenses to increase the number of beds from 35 to 65 beds.


For elderly patients, which is in the heart, doctors often perform a social function, said Anna Kubanova. She also mentioned about the evolution in the treatment of leprosy occurred in the last 60 years, and about the effectiveness of modern drugs, due to which the patient ceases to be a wrongdoer within a year after beginning treatment.

Today on the territory of Moscow healthcare institutions are 96 churches and chapels, and prayer rooms 13.

Chairman of the Synodal Department for charity Bishop of Orekhovo-Zuevo Panteleimon is also a member of the Government Commission for the protection of public health, co-chair of the Joint Commission of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Ministry of health of Russia, member of the Public Council of the Department of health of the city of Moscow, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the hospital of St. Alexis, Abbot of the temple of the Holy blessed Tsarevich Dimitry at the First City hospital of Moscow.

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