On November 29 at the Novospassky stauropegial monastery will hold a meeting – presentation of the book about the monk Benedicte of Nursia. This event will offer a unique project which will be implemented in the courtyard of the new monastery in the village of Sumarokovo in St. John the Baptist Church.
The blessing of his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill at farmstead in St. Sumarokov, a project of the construction of the gate of the temple, the monk Benedict of Nursia, together with the spiritual-educational complex. The structure will be located on the Eastern boundary of the monastery grounds.
The book, which will be officially presented on November 29, opens the series on the saints, who made his Christian exploits in the Western part of the Roman Empire. This publication was prepared within the framework of spiritual and educational work of the centre in the village of Sumarokovo in the Ruza district. First book of the series tells about the life and spiritual heritage of St. Benedict of Nursia, the ascetic of faith, who lived in V-VI centuries on the territory of modern Italy. A personal example of this Saint was drawn to the God of people of different backgrounds and nationalities.
Rich legacy of Reverend was not forgotten in Europe, largely influenced the development of European culture. It is no coincidence that in 1964 it was officially proclaimed patron of Europe.
In Russia the name of the monk Benedict of Nursia became widespread since the beginning of the adoption of Christianity. The oldest mention of it contains in the Menology mstislavovo gospel con. XI – early XII century His name was included in the list of the most venerated saints in the composition of liturgical prayer, and its fresco image adorned many temples.
Despite all this, the name of St. Benedict is a little familiar with the Orthodox person. The idea to publish a popular science book, which includes not just surviving biographical data, but analysis of the historical, religious and cultural circumstances, which influence on the personality of the monk Benedict. The book is addressed to a wide circle of readers.
At the meeting on 29 November reports will feature guests from Italy and Belgium.