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Valaam Monastery Spiritually Supports Military Units

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    2005.01.25 Pravoslavie: DURING 10 YEARS THE HOLY-TRANSFIGURATION VALAAM MONASTERY SPIRITUALLY SUPPORTS MILITARY UNITS Saint Petersburg, January 21, 2005 In
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      2005.01.25 Pravoslavie:
      DURING 10 YEARS THE HOLY-TRANSFIGURATION VALAAM MONASTERY SPIRITUALLY
      SUPPORTS MILITARY UNITS

      Saint Petersburg, January 21, 2005

      In 1995 Minister of Defence and His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all
      Russia Aleksy II concluded the arrangement on interaction, spiritual
      support and patronage between Valaam monastery and the sixth separate army
      of the Air Defence and the Air Forces on Northwest.

      Valaam monastery during 10 years rendered not only patronal help of
      military unit located on island Valaam but also bore the missionary service
      in military units of Air Defence and the Air Forces of Karelia,
      press-service of Valaam monastery informs.

      On January 20, 2005 in Valaam monastery ceremonial reception of the
      commander of the sixth separate army of the Air Defence and the Air Forces
      on Northwest General - Lieutenant Torobov Gennady Andreevich and the
      hegumen of a monastery archimandrite Pankraty devoted to anniversary of
      cooperation has taken place.
      The hegumen of the monastery served the moleben for the health of Orthodox
      troops. After moleben by order of Minister of Defence of the Russian
      Federation General - Lieutenant Torobov G.A. has handed over to
      archimandrite Pankraty a medal "For strengthening of fighting
      commonwealth". In reply to this, hegumen of Valaam monastery presented the
      commander and commanding soldiers with the silver medals "The
      15-anniversary of revival Valaam monastery".
      25 / 01 / 05
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