Archbishop Venyamin consecrated the temple of St George
Originally published in Russian by Vladivostok eparchy | May 29, 2006
English Translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas
Archbishop Venyamin consecrated the temple of the Holy Great Martyr
George the Conquerer
Pogranichnoye. On May 27th, Archbishop Venyamin of Vladivostok and
Primorye, together with local clergy, performed the rite of Great
Consecration of the temple of the Holy Great Martyr George the
Conqueror and served the first Divine Liturgy at the Russian-Chinese
The temple is built in the vicinity of the "Sosnovaya Pad'" border
passage for automobiles, on the territory of the international trade
complex. Representatives of military border forces headed by
Lieutenant General Vladimir Lakizo were present at the celebration.
Since the celebration took place the day before the "Border Guards'
Day", his Eminence served a moleben in honor of the border forces and
extended greetings on the 88th anniversary of the border forces,
wishing them outstanding service for the good of the Fatherland.
Holiday guests included the representatives of the mayoralty of the
adjoining Chinese city of Suifenhe. The temple was filled to capacity
during the divine service.
After the celebration which took place in the temple of St. George the
Conqueror, Archbishop Venyamin, accompanied by its rector, priest Lev
Kalachikov, visited the temple of the Dormition of the Theotokos in
the Pogranichnoye settlement and, in the evening, served the all night
vigil for a great number of parishioners of the temple. Vladyka
Venyamin extended Holy Paschal greetings to the residents of
Pogranichnoye, proclaiming to them the traditional "Christ is Risen!"
 Pogranichnoye = border.