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".
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