14 August 2018, the feast of the origin (iznesenie) Honest trees Holy cross, his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill performed the rite of great consecration of the Moscow Cathedral of the new Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in Strogino (North-Western Vicariate) and the divine Liturgy in the newly consecrated temple, reports patriarhiei. The throne in the upper Church consecrated in honor of the new Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church, the throne of the lower Church in honor of Saint Regal martyrs.
His Holiness concelebrated: Archbishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk, head of the Administrative Secretariat of the Moscow Patriarchate; Bishop of Bronnitsy Paramon, Abbot of the Donskoy stavropegic monastery, managing North and North-West by the vicariates of Moscow; Archpriest Vasily Baburin, rector of the Church of All saints at Sokol in Moscow; Archpriest Georgy Krylov, rector of the Church of the new Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in Strogino, the rural Dean of churches of the assumption Church district of Moscow; Archpriest Andrew Maruschak, cleric of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow; the Metropolitan clergy.
The divine service was attended by prefect Severo-the Western administrative district of Moscow A. A. Pashkov, head of the Department of national policy and interregional relations of Moscow V. I. Knots. Among the worshippers in the Church were the architects, the builders and benefactors of the Church.
The liturgical chants were performed by the choir of the Cathedral of new Martyrs and Confessors (Regent O. A. Guskov) and children’s choir “Revelation” of the Sunday school of the temple (supervisor L. P. Pisarev).
On the TV channel “Union” was a live broadcast of the Patriarchal worship. For the convenience of the faithful the stream was also on a big screen set up near the steps of the Western gate of the temple.
During the small entrance, by decree of his Holiness Patriarch Kirill in attention to the works on the construction of the temple of new Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in Strogino, in connection with the 25th anniversary of service in the rank of presbyter and the 50th anniversary of the birth of Archpriest Georgy Krylov was awarded the right to wear a pectoral cross with adornments.
After the litany of fervent supplication, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church prayed for peace in Ukraine.
During the Liturgy his Holiness Patriarch Kirill prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed Igor Alexandrovich of Nayvalt, Chairman of the Board of Directors “Baltic construction company”.
His Holiness was ordained to the priesthood of deacon Dionysius Grishkova, student of II year master student of the Moscow theological Academy, cleric of the Pokrovsky academic Church.
Sermon before the communion the priest said Alexis Veretelnikov, cleric of the Church of the new Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in Strogino.
After the Liturgy his Holiness Patriarch Kirill venerated the Honest and life-giving Cross of the Lord. His Holiness also consecrated the honey, relying on the Charter that day.
The rector of the Church Archpriest Georgy Krylov greeted his Holiness and presented His Holiness with an icon of the new Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church with the image of the temple in Strogino.
The Primate of the Russian Church addressed the worshippers with a primatial homily.
In Dar novovoznesenka the temple of his Holiness Patriarch Kirill gave the Murom icon of the Mother of God.
By decree of his Holiness Patriarch Kirill in recognition of his assistance in the construction of the temple of new Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in Strogino Moscow Church awards were presented to:
- Alexei Dobashin, General Director of the company “Krost” — the order of Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow, III degree;
- V. K. Beloshapka, Professor, Department of mechanics and mathematics faculty of Moscow state University. M. V. Lomonosov of Moscow, — the order of St. Seraphim of Sarov III degree;
- Vladimir Zakharov, the architect of the Patriarchal sign of the Church founder;
- A. N. Pronin, architect, Patriarchal sign of the Church founder;
- M. V. Galanin, the Deputy prefect of the North-Western administrative district of Moscow, Patriarchal diplomas;
- assistant to the Chairman of the Financial-economic Department of the Moscow Patriarchate, father Alexander Privalov — Patriarchal letter of commendation.
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The parish community of the Cathedral of new Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in Strogino was established in August 2000, a week after the historic Synod of bishops, glorified host of martyrs.
Overcoming significant obstacles, with the support of Patriarch Alexy II and mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov, the community in September 2004 received the approval of the Initial permits for the construction of the temple.
In March 2005, the Moskomzemom signed a contract for a plot of land on Stroginskaya Boulevard at Stroginsky Boulevard, plot 14.
In June 2005, the Patriarchal decree of the rector of the parish was appointed clergyman of the Church of the Dormition in the Trinity-Lykov priest Georgiy Krylov.
In April 2008, was installed in a temporary temple, on the eve of Easter, consecrated Archpriest of the assumption Archpriest Stefan stick. On Holy Thursday was celebrated the first divine Liturgy.
In October 2010, the Church was included in the “program-200”. In September 2011 began construction of a stone Church. During construction has changed several General contractors, but the main volume of construction works was performed by “Krost” concern.
March 31, 2012, a solemn laying of the capsule with a diploma in the Foundation of the Church, Archbishop of Egorievsk mark.
12 April 2015, Easter, the first divine Liturgy in the lower stone Church in honor of the Royal martyrs.
For Christmas 2016, held its first divine Liturgy in the upper stone Church in honour of new Martyrs and Confessors of Russia.
The building was commissioned on 1 February 2016.