In Nikolaev passed orthodox Christmas readings

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Today, on January 15, in Nikolaevsk art Russian drama theater passed Christmas readings "Orthodox culture of Nikolaev - a way to spiritually - to moral revival of the South of Ukraine". Organized and carried out in Nikolaev Christmas readings Department of religious education and catechization of the Nikolaev diocese of UPTs and the Nikolaev regional cell of the Public association "All-Ukrainian Orthodox Pedagogical Society".

All present on Christmas holidays were congratulated by the Most eminent Pitirim, the archbishop Nikolayevsky and Voznesensky, and also the head of department of affairs of religions of the regional state administration Alexander Kostashenko, deputies of city council and scientists. About it reports a press - service Nikolaev YEAH.

The archbishop Pitirim in the performance paid special attention to a question of revival of spiritual culture of the nation: "People have to find immemorial cultural wealth: love, virtue, respect for the neighbor. Orthodoxy left to descendants many samples for inheritance: Saint Serafim Sarovsky, Saint Anthony and Feodosiy. " The lord Pitirim wished to clergy and teachers of good and unity in preservation of property of Orthodoxy.

Alexander Kostashenko on behalf of the head of the regional state administration Alexey Garkusha congratulated honourable meeting and wished fruitful work, and also expressed confidence of possibility of spiritual revival of the Ukrainian nation which has mighty orthodox property. "For Ukraine Orthodoxy is a live history and live truth. The child needs to give all opportunities for acquaintance with spiritual and material culture of the past".

The head of department of affairs of religions of the regional state administration told about charitable and educational activity of the Nikolaev diocese of UPTs. In 2008 with support of a diocese 65 children on recreation facilities of Rybakovki and the Kinburnsky Braid were revitalized.In addition for children Sunday schools on studying of the God's Word and history of the native land were organized. For years of existence of a diocese in the Nikolaev area 22 temples were built.

Today in area two monasteries work. One of them - female It is sacred - the Mikhaylovsky monastery in the village of Pelageevk of the Novobugsky area - is besides national - architectural sight that incorporated the best style traditions of Old Russian architecture. Saint Konstantin equal to the apostles and Elena's man's monastery which is in the village of Konstantinovka of the Zhovtnevy region of the Nikolaev area is already created and is now equipped.


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