In Dnipro, in the temple complex of the UOC KP "Christmas of the Blessed Virgin", a monument was opened to the defenders of Ukraine.
A new monument to the defenders of our country has appeared in the Dnieper.
On the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,
On December 6, 2018, a memorial sign was solemnly opened on the territory of the temple complex "Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary" of the Dniprovsk Eparchy of the UOC KP located in the Novokodatsky district of the regional center.
The opening of the sculptural composition was made possible by the support and assistance of the patron of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, President of the International Solidarity Foundation Alexander Petrovsky, who builds and constructs temples at his own expense and makes every effort to make memorial signs and memorials. there were as many heroes as our defending fatherland.
Numerous representatives of the clergy led by Bishop of Dniprovsky and Kryvyi Rih Simeon, representatives of regional and city authorities, deputies took part in the unveiling and consecration of the memorial sign. Also at the celebration were indifferent citizens, volunteers, children from the schools of the Novokodatsky district of Dnieper, ATO soldiers, veterans, wounded soldiers from the Dnipro military hospital. There were also servicemen, law enforcement officers and rescuers here. As well as the families of the heroes who died in the struggle for independence of Ukraine, representatives of NGO "Family Circle" and families of children with disabilities "Hearts of Restless". All of them also joined the inauguration of the memorial. For them, today is not only a holiday but also a day of sorrow.
The sculptural composition depicts Archangel Michael with wings and a sword - the patron saint of warriors. The sword symbolizes protection against dark forces during war, and the wings represent protection in peacetime.
There is an inscription on the monument
"A prayer of gratitude to all the defenders of Ukraine." And this is truly a memorable sign to all the defenders of Ukraine - both the dead and the acting warrior heroes.
The opening ceremony was traditionally accompanied by a moment of silence for the fallen heroes, the consecration of the monument, and the common prayer and laying of flowers.
Among the honored guests are the President of the International Charitable Foundation "Solidarity" Alexander Vladimirovich Petrovsky with friends, the Governor of the Dniprovsky Eparchy of the UOC KP Vladyka Simeon, the abbot of the Armenian Temple of St. Grigor Lusavorich, Archpriest Ter Amazaspraden Oleksandr Holon City Council Oleg Denysenko, Honored Artist of Ukraine Oksana Petrovskaya, Vice-President of the International Charitable Foundation Alexander Petrovsky «Solid rnist "John Ivanilova and many others.
Also for. the actors were also actors of the theater. T. Shevchenko.
And the defenders of the country received sweet gifts from children studying at the temple. Greetings to the Ukrainian defenders and honoring the memory of the fallen heroes were also joined by other indifferent Dnipro people.
The abbot of the temple complex "Nativity of the Blessed Virgin" Archpriest Vitaly Lopushansky noted that this monument will now become part of a complex where there is already a temple, several baptisms, a Sunday school, a playground and a mini-garden. And now there is a mention of our heroes. And this is our history, the history of our country.