The Patriarch appointed the sacristan and Abbot of the main temple of the Armed forces
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril has appointed the head of the Synodal Department for relations with the Armed forces Bishop Stephen (Privalov), the sacristan of the main temple of the Russian Armed forces in Kubinka near Moscow, and himself rector of the Cathedral, said Wednesday the Patriarchal decrees.
"Bishop Stefan (halts), Bishop of Klin, Chairman of the Synodal Department for cooperation with Armed forces and law enforcement agencies, rector of the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ - the main temple of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation dismissed the rector of the Cathedral and appointed by the Dean of the above Cathedral", - stated in the decree of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
In another decree, also posted on the website of the Moscow diocese, Patriarch Kirill said that "assumes the duties of rector of the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ."
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church on June 14 in Moscow Park "Patriot" performed the rite of great consecration of Resurrection Cathedral - the main temple of the armed forces. The service was attended by bishops and priests, veterans of the great Patriotic war, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, his deputies and representatives of the civil authorities.
The chief military Shrine and a war Museum was erected on the 75th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war. 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 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.