The Russian Orthodox Church has presented the icon of the Vladimir division of the WMD in the Belgorod region

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photobacteria of the monument to Prince Vladimir on Borovitskaya squareThe Russian Orthodox Church has presented the icon of the Vladimir division of the WMD in the Belgorod region© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

The Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church has donated for the construction of the temple formed in the end of 2016 in the Belgorod region of a motorized infantry division of the Western military district (ZVO), the icon of the equal to the Apostles great Prince Vladimir, said on Friday the press service ZVO.

The Church in the name of St. Vladimir erected on the site of the headquarters compound the form of a log house in the Russian style. Yesterday, during inspection of the construction of the infrastructure of the newly formed divisions, the commander of ZVO Colonel-General Andrey Kartapolov took part in the consecration of the dome of the temple.

«Equal to the apostles great Prince Vladimir is the patron for soldiers, defenders of the Russian land and is one of the most revered saints among soldiers. The Patriarchate had the great honor by passing such an icon to young churches» the division», — said the commander of the combined arms army, General-major Alexander Peryazev, which quoted the press service ZVO.

The General noted that the image will be placed in the division of the Church in November, when the builders complete the interior work.

The faithful soldiers will be able to attend the temple in their free time. It will be the sacrament of baptism, performed prayers for Orthodox holidays and memorable dates of the Russian army.

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