Patriarch Kirill blessed the cornerstone of the construction of the gymnasium in Bishkek

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photovacation of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. Archival photoPatriarch Kirill blessed the cornerstone of the construction of the gymnasium in Bishkek© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, who arrived in Kyrgyzstan on Sunday consecrated the Foundation stone for the construction of new Orthodox school at the Cathedral of St. Prince Vladimir in Bishkek.

The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Kyrgyz authorities and the clergy, and was attended by several hundred believers, mostly of Russian-speaking Diaspora.

«It is wonderful that today in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan there are opportunities not only for Muslims but also for the Orthodox to get an education and arrange his life. So be it then, and let peace and prosperity flows in the lives of people as Orthodox, and Muslims living in this country,» — said the Patriarch during the consecration of the Foundation stone.

According to him, Orthodox believers and Muslims «much in common». «We have different creeds, but the common morality is the one that comes to us from the sacred texts,» — said the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Addressed, in particular, one of the oldest concert orchestras in Russia — the Moscow Synodal choir.

As reported RIA Novosti, at the Patriarchal press service, secondary school at St. Vladimir’s Church was opened in 2008 because of «the urgent need of the existence of a Russian-speaking school with a traditional Orthodox education,» with the aim of preserving and promoting Russian language and culture in the region.

Currently in school doing 120 students from first to ninth grade, employs 35 teachers. Annual school plan approved by the Ministry of education of Kyrgyzstan, with subsidies from the state school does not have and exists on the donations of parents of the students.

«Immediately after his appointment to the Department of the Bishkek diocese in 2014, the Bishop of Bishkek and the Kyrgyzstani Daniel blessed the construction of a new educational complex at the Church of the Holy equal to the apostles Prince Vladimir. The new school building will accommodate 420 people,» — said the Patriarch.

The interviewee noted that the school will act on the basis of development and introduction of the Kyrgyz-Russian integrated program of training, taking into account the requirements of educational standards of the two countries. «The school can become a model for improving mechanisms for bilateral cooperation in the field of education in the implementation of innovative directions», — said the ROC.

Patriarch Kirill first visited Kyrgyzstan, his visit will last until may 29. Earlier on Sunday, he was consecrated after extensive renovation, the Holy resurrection Cathedral in Bishkek. During the visit, Patriarch Kirill will also meet with the Kyrgyz leadership and the Spiritual administration of Muslims of the country and will take part in the presentation of his book in the Kyrgyz language «Freedom and responsibility».