In Tambov opened a monument to Archbishop Luka on 14 October

© Photo : public domainАрхиепископ Luka (born Valentin Felixovich Voyno-Yasenetsky)In Tambov opened a monument to Archbishop Luka on 14 October© Photo : public domain

Monument of Saint Luke (Voyno-Yasenetsky) will be officially opened in Tambov on Saturday, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the regional administration.

«A memorial bust of one of the most famous ascetics of the twentieth century, Russia — the Holy Archbishop Luke will be opened in Tambov. A gift to the city from the Russian military historical society. The monument will be installed in the framework of the project «Alley of Russian glory». Its author — a famous Russian sculptor Alexander Apollonov,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, the monument is a significant event in the series of anniversary events dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Tambov region. The ceremony will be attended by the Governor of the region Alexander Nikitin, Advisor to the Minister of culture of the Russian Federation Mikhail Myagkov, the head of the city of Tambov Sergei Chebotarev and Metropolitan Feodosy of Tambov and Rasskazovo.

«This year marks 140 years since the birth of the outstanding scientist and surgeon and the shepherd, in the world — Valentine Feliksovich Voyno-Yasenetsky. Monument of Saint Luke will appear on Komsomolskaya street, near the house No. 9, where from 1944 to 1946, he rented a room. After the ceremony, the presentation of the memorial Museum exhibition «the Cell of Archbishop Luke», which was created in the same house,» — said the representative of press-service.

Beginning of the great Patriotic war found 64-year-old Bishop Luka in the third link. He appealed to the country leaders with the request to direct it to work in the hospital at the front or in the rear. During the war, being Archbishop of Tambov and Michurinsk, he continued medical practice. In his care there were 150 military hospitals, each having from 500 to 1000 beds. For the first six months of operation in Tambov hospitals he counseled more than 1,000 wounded and spent about 90 unique operations. Archbishop Luke made an invaluable contribution to the development of new methods of treatment of purulent and inflammatory diseases: in 1946, for the fundamental work «Sketches of purulent surgery», he was awarded the Stalin prize I degree.