In Butyrka, for the first time be celebrated a special «prayer for justice»

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobanka in the Church at the Butyrka prison. Archival photo.In Butyrka, for the first time be celebrated a special «prayer for justice»© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

A baptismal divine Liturgy and a special «prayer for justice» will be first made on Wednesday, in Elijah’s day, in prison at the Metropolitan detention facility №2 «Butyrka», reported RIA news Deputy chief UFSIN of Russia in Moscow on the organization of work with the believers, Archpriest Konstantin Kobelev.

Special worship Butyrskaya prison begins a series of events called «Saving faith».

«Opens the cycle was first performed in the historic Church of the Holy virgin Butyrsky castle Baptismal Liturgy, after which — for the first time within those walls will prayer for justice,» said Kobelev, who is also the senior priest of the intercession Church at SIZO-2 in Moscow. He added that the Church was equipped with a baptismal font for full immersion in the sacrament of Baptism.

Liturgy in the prison Church will begin at 10.00. Will attend untried and convicted, employees and veterans of the prison, the missionaries and volunteers of the prison Ministry of the various churches of the capital. A few people in this day to be baptized. The organizers of the event expect it to members of the public and intellectuals.

As told by priest Konstantin Kobelev, the most important event in the life of the Church is the divine Liturgy (in Greek Liturgy is a «common cause»), at the same time in the life of every Christian one of the most important steps on his path to God is baptism.

«To make the event meaningful to one person, thing, important to us all — that’s the task of personal connection — of the baptism of the General Liturgy. The baptismal Liturgy — embodied in modern forms ancient idea about the relationship of these two Delany. This is especially important in places of deprivation of liberty,» said Kobelev.

The priest explained that in the sacrament of Baptism, common belief of Christians, the sinner sins are forgiven.

«At the time of the baptismal font of the people freed from all their past mistakes, and the whole host community bears the responsibility to the newborn in his later life have kept from the ways of sin, which often led him behind iron bars and all sorts of constipation,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, apart here are the people, condemn the innocent, so a second worship service on this day will be a special prayer service about the administration of justice. «In this prayer are the prayers to God that «neither slander, nor perjury, or bribery or whatever, from human weakness make», could not affect the trial to court-appointed punishment served to remedy defendants», — said Archpriest Konstantin Kobelev.

The Church of the Intercession of the blessed virgin Mary in Butyrka prison — the oldest prison of the temple buildings of Moscow. It was built by a famous Moscow architect Mikhail Kazakov in the provincial centre of Butyrsky prison castle in 1782. In the XIX century the Church was repeatedly reconstructed. After the revolution of 1917 the Church was closed, later it housed the prison hospital and the medical unit. In the 2000s years the Church was fully restored on October 14, 2004 it was made the first divine Liturgy.

Currently, parishioners prisoners in the Butyrka spiritually nourished several priests of the temples of the capital. © RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobanka in the Church at the Butyrka prisonIn Butyrka, for the first time be celebrated a special «prayer for justice»© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobanka in the Church at the Butyrka prison

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