ROC: Putin and Patriarch Kirill are waiting in the temple of the Armed forces on 22 June
President of Russia Vladimir Putin on 22 June are waiting in the main Church of the Russian Armed forces, where Patriarch Kirill will hold a prayer service, told RIA Novosti the head of the art Council for the construction of the temple, the Chairman of the Expert Council of the Russian Orthodox Church on Church art, architecture and restoration Archpriest Leonid Kalinin.
"The Day of memory and grief (June 22 – ed.) Vladimir Putin plans to see the temple. There will be a prayer service, a Requiem lithium, headed by Patriarch Kirill," - said Kalinin.
Earlier, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Putin will visit the main temple of the Russian Armed forces, it is in its working plans. Date Peskov did not specify.
Kalinin said earlier RIA Novosti that the main temple of the sun opens for members on June 22 in 14 hours as the Museum complex "Road of memory". According to him, the worship in the Church of the Resurrection will be held every day at 9 and 17 hours.
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on June 14 in Moscow Park "Patriot" performed the rite of great consecration of Resurrection Cathedral – the main temple of the Russian Armed forces. Then in the Liturgy was attended by the bishops and priests of the Russian Orthodox Church, the veterans of the great Patriotic war, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, his deputies and representatives of the civil authorities.
The temple and the war Museum was erected in the Moscow Park "Patriot" for the 75th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war. Of the features of the temple - the image of the Saviour - "the largest image of the face of Christ, made in the mosaic technique," said the Patriarch. The total area of the mosaics of the upper and lower temples of almost 4 thousand square meters. The height of the Cathedral is 75 metres, which is also symbolic, because it was built for the anniversary of the Victory. The diameter of the base of the Central dome is 19 meters 45 centimeters (1945 - year of victory). The location of the temple: the Odintsovo district of the Moscow region — the place of the battle for Moscow in November 1941.