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In the main temple of the Armed forces held the first sacrament of baptism

The first sacrament of baptism of children was held in the main Church of the Russian Armed forces, said the press service of the defense Ministry.

"Today in the baptistery of the Patriarchal Cathedral is the main Church of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation for the first time was held the most important sacrament of the Orthodox Church - baptism," - said in the message.

The ceremony was held by the sacristan of the Cathedral, Bishop Stephen. "Today the way is open through baptism in the Church and the rest of the citizens and soldiers of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation", - he said after the sacrament.

The temple and the war Museum was erected in the Moscow Park "Patriot" for 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 meters, 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.