August 15, 2018 in the 22nd flight departed the ship-Church “Holy Apostle Andrew”, according to patriarhiei.
Annually through spiritual, educational and charitable mission organized by the Novosibirsk Metropolitanate with the support of regional authorities, the ship-the Church goes up and down the Ob river, smarteas from remote settlements. Missionaries — the priests, doctors of various specialties, social workers — twenty-two years providing local residents with spiritual, medical and social assistance.
This year the mission will visit the upper reaches of Obi — suzunskoe, Horde, Iskitim and Novosibirsk districts in the region.
After the service, in every good work, perfect at the Novosibirsk dock “River station”, the Metropolitan of Novosibirsk and Berdsk Tikhon appealed to the missionaries with a parting word, in which he noted that the Novosibirsk Archdiocese is implementing several joint projects in collaboration with the government of the Novosibirsk region and the city administration of Novosibirsk. Over the years, has gained extensive experience of education and social work, and the current mission is one of such serious and long-term projects. Rural residents look forward to a ship-the Church, the local administration is doing everything to ensure a warm welcome to the missionaries.
Metropolitan Tikhon recalled that 2018 is the year of the volunteer, and said that in Novosibirsk and Novosibirsk region volunteering has always been actively developed. He also thanked all who responded to the call of the missionaries to take part in the good work.
The missionaries welcomed the acting first Deputy Governor of the Novosibirsk region Yury Petukhov. On behalf of the head of the Novosibirsk region, he congratulated everyone with the beginning of the annual spiritual and educational charity, which, he said, has already become traditional. Yuri Petukhov, said that over the years, missions of different types of assistance received tens of thousands of people and thanked the organizers and participants of the mission, and Bishop Tikhon for his long and fruitful work.
Schedule of visits to remote settlements of the ship “St. Andrew”
According to the materials of the Novosibirsk Metropolitan