Patriarch Kirill gave Komi a vehicle for preaching among herders

Патриарх Кирилл передал Коми вездеход для проповеди среди оленеводов

Patriarch Kirill gave the Vorkuta diocese of the Rover, which will be used for missionary work in remote areas, in particular in camps of reindeer herders, reports the Patriarchal press service.

All-terrain vehicle, according to the report, was presented to the Patriarch on his 70th birthday, which was celebrated in November. By the beginning of 2017, the vehicle will arrive in the Arctic. It will ship from the factory, which is located in the suburban Lyubertsy.

“At the reception after the Liturgy, His Holiness pointed to our newly formed diocese. The Patriarch reminded me that when we moved in the summer of Vorkuta and His Holiness asked the help of the diocese, I asked only for the Rover to navigate across the tundra for missionary work with herders. It is an expensive technique that we ourselves would not be able to buy,” leads in turn website Vorkuta diocese of the words of Bishop John Vorkuta and Usinsk.

According to Bishop, the Patriarch promised to give the diocese the floating cross-country vehicle “TREKOL” domestic production “on large wheels of low pressure, which when moving do not harm the tundra”.

In the autumn of the Patriarch during his trip to the regions of Siberia and the Far East visited in the Chukchi tundra reindeer herding brigade No. 1 of the village “Kanchalan”. Then he handed unbaptized Chukchi reindeer herders of the gospel, the icon and other gifts, as well as awarded the mother and hand feed the deer.

Патриарх Кирилл передал Коми вездеход для проповеди среди оленеводов
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill and Metropolitan of Saransk and Mordovia Varsonofy consider deer in factory Laborovaya