President of Stock Company "The Internationalist" Alexander Nepomyaschiy supported the
idea of creating the church of the Great Martyr St. George the Victory-Bearer and provided
funds for its construction.
On October 15, 1996 the Most Reverend Father in God Nikodim sanctified the parcel
of land intended for construction of the church and its first stone. From that day, from
the first stone laid by the hand of the Most Reverend Father in God Nikodim the history of
the church of the Great Martyr St. George the Victory-Bearer began.
Now that some pages of this history have been written, it is hard to believe that five years ago there
was neither beauty of the temporary church nor the walls of stone church growing from the ground. However,
this is the case. We would never have heard about it but for the spiritual community of the church of the
Great Martyr St. George the Victory-Bearer. Anyone can build a house, yet it is impossible for one man to
erect a church 38.5 meters high, decorate it and make it worth calling a House of God. It is even hard to
imagine the magnitude and the beauty of the future church, dominating 16-storeyed blocks.
It takes special brick, special cement, but besides kind, caring and hardworking hands to create
such a perfection.
The Church is a House of God. It should be created neither for children nor for grandchildren, nor for a
lifetime but for centuries. There were laid 106 piles at the foundation of the Church of the Great Martyr
St. George the Victory-Bearer, the model of the church itself leaves a deep impression of its grandeur.
But these are only prospects for the future. Today, albeit with difficulties, the walls of the Church
of the Great Martyr St. George the Victory-Bearer grow high into the sky. It grows day by day, becomes
ever greater, and fills itself with beauty and harmony. Among the difficulties, problems, dullness and
despair it grows into the reflection of the Church of the Human Spirit which is created in each of us
by God. And if despite all this the Church of the Great Martyr St. George the Victory-Bearer is
constructed, then grace of God is here and the construction is blessed.