About the St. George church |
On the background of the desperate unrelieved modern life the Holy Church strikes a sensitive chord
of the humans soul. And one understands: "God is Love". Love which has no beginning and no end and
which does not depend on the things you are doing.
All-embracing, all-consuming, eternal Love. The St. George, the Victory-Bearer church became the source
of this Love for its congregation.
On the day of the celebration of the Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday) on April 19, 1997 the
first divine service took place in the St. George church. It began with consecration of the temporary
building and placing of the antimension with the holy relics onto the communion table. This bright day
became deeply ingrained in hearts of all the praying and grateful believers who came this day.
With the help of the leaders of JSC MZhK Internationalist the
religious community of the St. George church was allowed to renovate a small building for praying. At
the same time, when the inimitable image of the future stone church was being created in drawings and
sketches, the temporary church was being ennobled by the hands of its future parishioners. The former
warriors-internationalists and the inhabitants of the sub-district united in spirit.
The work has been carried out for the private donations and everyone
helped as he could. One would work at the saw-mill, the other would provide a car. Thus the temporary church
was ennobled. The construction began after receipt of approval of the church's project at the city counsel and
after benediction of the Most Reverend Father in God Nikodim.
to year the church of the Great Martyr St. George the Victory-Bearer grows higher. The lower temple is finished
and will soon be filled with the voices of parishioners. With heartfelt gratitude speaks Father Valeriy of the
people without who it would have been impossible. Among many others are the names of Alexander Nepomnyashiy,
Victor Cernohvostov, Igor Chuiko, Alexander Grekhovodov.
The Most Reverend Father in God Nikodim presented to the church
a beautiful stamped alter. Without doubt it will decorate the lower temple and will add to its harmony
with its splendour, as well as the much prayed at icons, the forged Gospel and the behind-alter candlestick.
It is very important that each piece of the church decoration be fine and beautiful. People like the wonderful
font and the way Christening goes. They rejoice at the surrounding beauty and their souls rejoice at the
˝ommunion with God.
|The alter, presented by Bishop Anufriy to the
growing church on the patron saint's day of the Holy Serghiy Radonezhskiy.|
Young couples will
remember their wedding ceremony for their whole life. And it may happen that the decoration of the church and
beautiful crowns will be a tiny part of the remembrance. But the most important is, of course, the attitude
of the spiritual father and the congregation, kindness, compassion and love.
|The Christ's Resurrection Day
||The Dirge Table
May every man
know that church will support and not let take a false step and fall in any impasse. Not in vain did the
people, rejected by the society, take refuge in the walls of the Holy Church. Nowadays each of us sees in
the Church his spiritual refuge. Refuge from the hardness of life, painful memories, sorrows and troubles. And
the priest seeks to help each of us in spiritual growth.
That is why Father Valeriy wants to open a Sunday-school for children
and grown-ups with musical classes. Then people would be able to listen to the spiritual singing of their
children and create their own musical group, to understand the divine serving and the purpose of objects in
the church, to become spiritually educated.