Putin donated to the Sretensky monastery icon of St. John the Baptist of the nineteenth century

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation V. Putin visited the Sretensky monastery in Moscow<img src="/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/e9ee639c8b8990cd62e0b7e7846b0f75.jpg" alt="Putin donated to the Sretensky monastery icon of St. John the Baptist of the nineteenth century” />© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave as a gift to the temple of Christ’s Resurrection and new Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church, which was consecrated today in Moscow, the icon of St. John the Baptist of the nineteenth century. Your gift to the head of the state presented after the consecration of the Cathedral.

In the presence of the President, the icon was placed in the altar of the Church that Putin visited together with the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril and the monastery’s Deputy Abbot Bishop of Egorievsk Tikhon. The President spoke about the decoration of the Church and the history of its construction.

After that, the head of state down to the lower Church of the Cathedral dedicated to John the Baptist. Here, the President was shown the baptismal font, decorated with unique mosaics on the model of ancient Byzantine churches. Around this font will be classes on the basics of Orthodox faith preparing for baptism.

Source