In the Russian Orthodox Church spoke about the importance of the main temple of the Russian armed forces

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in fotobounce the main temple of the Russian Armed Forces in the Park, Patriot. Archival photoIn the Russian Orthodox Church spoke about the importance of the main temple of the Russian armed forces© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

The main temple of the Russian Armed forces, which is being built in Kubinka near Moscow, will embody the memory of the deeds committed by the people during the great Patriotic war, said the Chairman of the expert Council on Church art, architecture and restoration of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) Archpriest Leonid (Kalinin).

«Temple, I think, will be very like the believers. We are confident in this. First, it’s their memory, the memory of our people about the feat, which was accomplished. And, of course, the Orthodox faith, which unites us into one coherent structure, into a single people,» said the priest, speaking on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the exhibition «Contemporary Russian Church architecture» in Venice.

The project of the Main temple of the Russian Armed forces he called the nucleus of the exhibition in Venice, held in the framework of «Russian seasons-2018». «This temple will be dedicated in honor of the Resurrection of Christ, in honor of Easter. This is our main holiday. It is a symbol of victory over death, this triumph of Christ, who through the cross, through suffering, through death, was resurrected, and gave us the hope of the resurrection,» — said the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church.

He noted that the temple will be erected in memory of the heroism of the people, who on their shoulders carried all the burdens of the war. «Almost 30 million people died. And we can’t give them a memory. For these souls the Church of the Resurrection is a Church of hope. And for us it is a temple that pays tribute to all those who suffered in those terrible years from different sides,» said the priest.

The temple will remember all the dead, dead — dead from sickness, hunger, cold, in battle, from wounds. «We want this temple was expressed for the memory of the feat of Victory, the memory of what we have helped Europe to escape from the terrible fascism. But first and foremost here is the idea of victory over death, which is the main idea the main idea of the Christian faith», he added.

According to father Leonid, the walls of the temple complex will be referred to the people who contributed to the Victory, the country that was liberated from fascism. «It will be connected here with architecture, painting, and other art mediums, because not only the temple but also the educational center is also very important. We want our young people never forget those years of the terrible war, which culminated in a great Victory for humanity,» said the priest.

From the point of view of the spiritual, he said, «of course, this is primarily a house of prayer, temple memory temple, which can come to every person of any age, gender and even of any faith and see the splendor, the beauty inherent in Orthodoxy.»

Also the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church noted that the architectural project for the construction of the temple, «there is no deviation from the Canon.» «Everything here is kept in the Orthodox spirit», — said the Archpriest.

On the construction of the main temple of the armed forces in honor of the ascension of Christ originally said Sergey Shoigu. In a solemn ceremony of lighting the Foundation stone was attended by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. The construction of the Cathedral is scheduled for completion in 2020. Its opening is timed to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war.

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