Published footage of Putin visit to Pskovo-Pechersky monastery

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during a visit to the Pskov-Pechora monastery. Left: Metropolitan of Pskov and Porkhov Tikhon. 17 Nov 2018Published footage of Putin visit to Pskovo-Pechersky monastery© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated the image Bank

The press service of the Kremlin has extended footage of a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin of the Holy Dormition Pskov-caves monastery.

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation V. Putin visited the Pskovo-Pechersky monasteryPublished footage of Putin visit to Pskovo-Pechersky monastery© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation V. Putin visited the Pskovo-Pechorskiy monastery

On Saturday, the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Putin visited the town of Pechora of the Pskov region and went to the monastery together with Metropolitan of Pskov and Perovskim Tikhon.

Bishop Tikhon, who is called a Confessor of Putin, yesterday made a tour to the President in the Pskovo-Pechersky monastery pic.twitter.com/4Z4M9c8dyH

— Kremlin RIA Poole (@Kremlinpool_RIA) 18 Nov 2018

On common footage shows Putin together with Tikhon walk around the monastery, participate in the Church ceremonies, communicate with the clergy.

In may of this year, the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has appointed a Bishop of Egorievsk Tikhon (Shevkunov), head of the Pskov Archdiocese. Later that month during a festive Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior on the occasion of the feast of the ascension of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill elevated to the rank of Metropolitan.

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the Metropolitan of Pskov and Porkhov Tikhon during a visit to the Pskov-Pechora monastery. 17 Nov 2018Published footage of Putin visit to Pskovo-Pechersky monastery© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the Metropolitan of Pskov and Porkhov Tikhon during a visit to the Pskov-Pechora monastery. 17 Nov 2018

His monastic path he started in the Pskov diocese in 1982 after graduating from the screenwriting faculty of the all-Union state Institute of cinematography (VGIK), he entered a staff, and then a novice in the Pskov-caves monastery. Subsequently Tikhon (Shevkunov) was the Abbot of the Sretensky monastery, the former Moscow metochion of the Pskov-caves monastery.

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the Metropolitan of Pskov and Porkhov Tikhon during a visit to the Pskov-Pechora monastery. 17 Nov 2018Published footage of Putin visit to Pskovo-Pechersky monastery© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the Metropolitan of Pskov and Porkhov Tikhon during a visit to the Pskov-Pechora monastery. 17 Nov 2018

Svyato-Uspenskiy Pskovo-Pechersky monastery, located 50 kilometers to the West from Pskov, is one of the largest and most famous in Russia men’s monasteries. The year of Foundation of the monastery is considered to be the year 1473, when it was consecrated cave Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God dug by the monk Jonah the hill of Sandstone. Throughout its history the monastery has never been closed, thus preserving the continuity of the monastic tradition.

 

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