Building of churches on the borders of the Russian Federation to honour Blessed Prince Alexander Nevsky

Building of churches on the borders of the Russian Federation to honour Blessed Prince Alexander Nevsky

One of the most significant projects of the Programme is “Building of churches on the borders of the Russian Federation to honour Saint Blessed Prince Alexander Nevsky”.

In 2010 the ceremony was held by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to bless the church in honour of Alexander Nevsky built by the Ural Ore Mining and Smelting Company on the eastern border of Russia (Troitskoye settlement, Anivsky district, the Sakhalin region), and in 2011 the blessing ceremony was held for the church built in honour of Alexander Nevsky which was built by the Ural Ore Mining and Smelting Company on the western border of the Russian Federation (Baltyisk, the Kaliningrad region). On 31st May 2010 at the session of the Holy Synod (journal #56) the churches mentioned above — the Outposts of the Orthodox Christianity — were assigned the status of the Patriarchal Metochion. At the Patriarchal Metochion at the church in honour of Saint Blessed Prince Alexander Nevsky in Baltyisk the House of the Clergy was built in 2014 and the construction of the bell-tower is in progress. On the southern border of Russia in Vladikavkaz, in the capital of North Ossetia, the building of the church in honour of Saint Blessed Prince Alexander Nevsky started in December 2014.