Photo: M. Puchkov
11 Oct 2018 from station “Novosibirsk-Main” went on the road train “For spiritual revival of Russia”, reports of the Novosibirsk diocesan media center. This large spiritual, educational and social-charitable action, organized by the Metropolitanate of Novosibirsk, the Novosibirsk region administration and the administration of West-Siberian railway is the 23rd year in a row. This year the action was attended by 220 missionaries — priests, medical experts, workers of social and cultural spheres.
The participants were welcomed by the Bishop of Kolyvanskiy Paul, the Minister of regional policy of the Novosibirsk region I. N. Yakovlev, the Deputy chief Western-the Siberian railway at Novosibirsk territorial administration G. B. Manakov.
Bishop Paul gave the missionaries the blessing of Metropolitan of Novosibirsk and Berdsk Tikhon. Recalling the words of the monk Paisii that the joy of giving is much higher than the joy of receiving the gift, the Bishop stressed that those who work in the mission will receive spiritual joy, their spirit will rise and so the benefits of charity always mutual.
On behalf of the Governor of the Novosibirsk region the participants of the action asked the Minister for regional policy. I. N. Yakovlev said that the train “For spiritual revival of Russia” has a stable history, and Vladyka Tikhon he called the mastermind behind the events and spiritual helmsman of the action. He also noted that the social component of the campaign is enormous, since it is aimed at consolidating and strengthening the nation.
G. B. Manakov in his speech, recalled that missionaries in remote areas of the region always looking forward to, and wished them good luck.
The head of the missionary Department of the Novosibirsk Metropolitanate, Archpriest Constantine Work said that traditionally missionaries will work in the regional centres and in areas remote from railway stations settlements. The priest thanked the employees of the railroad for what they give missionaries the opportunity to visit the most secluded corners region.
The mission trains 2018 dated for celebration of Day of national unity and aimed at strengthening the unity of the Russian nation. In the course of action planned to cover more than 30 thousand inhabitants of 19 districts of the region. mostly of the communities in which the missionaries had not previously been, or was a few years ago.
Missionaries will conclude on October 19 at Krasnodarskom district of Novosibirsk region.