26 July 2018, the feast of the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, in the Dormition monastery Floridia deserts (p. Frolishchi Volodarsky district, Nizhny Novgorod region) took place the consecration of the main Cathedral Church in honor of the assumption of the blessed virgin Mary, according to patriarhiei. The great consecration was led by Metropolitan of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas.
In the newly consecrated Cathedral of the Primate of the Nizhny Novgorod Metropolia celebrated the divine Liturgy. His Eminence was assisted by father superior of floridaboy desert Bishop of Pavlovo and Vyksa Barnabas, Bishop of Balakhna, Elijah, Bishop of Lyskovsky and lukoyanovskaya Silvanus, Abbot of the monastery of orange in honor of the Vladimir icon of the Mother of God Archimandrite Nectarius (Marchenko), Abbot of the Nizhny Novgorod Pechersky ascension monastery, Archimandrite Tikhon (zatekin), rector of the Nizhny Novgorod Annunciation monastery Archimandrite Alexander (Lukin), Abbot of the Nizhny Novgorod Cathedral Church in honor of the blessed Trinity Archpriest Serge Shalatonov and other clerics of the Metropolia.
Together with numerous parishioners prayed the abbess of monasteries of the Nizhny Novgorod diocese, pilgrims from the Vyksa and Nizhny Novgorod diocese. The service was attended by the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation and state construction Andrey Klishas, the Trustees and benefactors of the monastery.
After the service, Bishop Barnabas congratulated parishioners with the blessing of the temple. “This long-awaited and joyful event for all of us and all the brethren, the Archbishop said. We waited, not idly, worked and tried as best I could. Remembering how and where to start the revival of the monastery, we can say that what happened over the years, the transformation of the monastery is a miracle of God. Made impossible thanks to the Lord, mother of God and people willing and diligent”.
With the assumption Cathedral of the monastery, according to the rector, due to a lot of events, God’s signs and wonders. It was here that Saint Ilarion, the first Builder of the monastery was saved from the demons, and it is here that the mother of God saved him from the robbers. It is using this Church was erected in a record of the XVII century time — in just one summer. After the consecration of the assumption Cathedral of the Saint, and then his successor Irinarkh was able to collect in the walls of the convent of 200 monks. Floridia deserts gave a Charter which formed the basis of many monasteries and nunneries.
“I hope that the new consecration of the Cathedral of the assumption will be the starting point from which to begin a new life of our community is going a big happy fraternity, and will again be a spiritual action,” said father superior of the monastery.
In memory of this event the Bishop Barnabas gave General description on the occasion of the consecration of the bishops of the icon of the Dormition. For works in the construction and decoration of the assumption Cathedral, Bishop Barnabas thanked Andrew Cliches and handed him established in the Vyksa diocese medal of St. Varnava of Gethsemane II.
Then addressed the audience, Metropolitan Georgy. “The feast of the assumption of the blessed virgin Mary is venerated purely in Russia, he began his sermon. — The first assumption Cathedral was built in Kiev, in the third destiny of the Mother of God, at the behest of the Queen of Heaven. All the Central councils of the capital cities, many important monasteries in Russia — Uspensky, too. And here, in floridamay desert, Central Cathedral Church is also consecrated in honor of the Dormition of the virgin. And the consecration of this Cathedral is a landmark event not only for Nizhny Novgorod, but also of the whole Russian Church.”
Special thanks to the Archbishop thanked father superior of the monastery Bishop Barnabas. “We have started to revive the monastery. When we sent You here, there was no stake, no yard. Even the heat was not. But Vladyka Barnabas was not frightened, did not lose heart, but his trust was placed on the will of the Lord. As once the Archangel Gabriel, the proclamation of the message, sowed the seeds of the will of God, and then they grew, and the monk Barnabas, coming here over ten years ago, began to work, sowing the seed of monastic life. And work with diligence, without murmuring and despondency. Monastic life here is only revived, but we believe that in due time the Lord will provide” — wished the Primate of the Nizhny Novgorod Metropolia.
Archbishop Georgy thanked the Trustees, benefactors and parishioners who diligently participate in the revival of floridaboy desert. “His works in this monastery you build the Foundation for the future of our country, future of our children. Let this abode is committed to the spiritual education of children and youth so that they, in spite of any temptations and temptations were the children of the Church of Russia”, — said the head of the Archdiocese.
After the Liturgy, Metropolitan Georgy officiated a Requiem service at the tomb of Archimandrite Anthony (Borkov), one of the last abbots of the monastery, who ruled from 1872 to 1899 years. Under him the monastery flourished. The burial of Archimandrite under the Western porch of the assumption Cathedral. It was discovered on September 10, 2009 during repair and restoration work on the West porch of the Cathedral.
According to the website of the Nizhny Novgorod Metropolia