Georgia’s Orthodox Church signs agreement with Defense Ministry

Georgia’s Orthodox Church signs agreement with Defense Ministry

Democracy & Freedom Watch - 19/8/14 TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s Ministry of Defense on Sunday signed a memorandum with the country’s Orthodox Church. The agreement was signed at Trinity (Sameba) Cathedral by Defense Minister Irakli Alasania and Patriarch Ilia II and is about ‘spiritual, moral principles and strengthening of patriotism, further understanding military commitment to the country and revival and ...

Priests once again part of Serbian Army

TANJUG - 2/8/13 BELGRADE -- The Serbian Army (VS) has reintroduced priests to its ranks this week - "after a break of 70 years," Tanjug is reporting. They include eight Orthodox Christian priests, a Muslim imam, and a Catholic chaplain. The appointment orders were read at a ceremony at the VS headquarters. Colonel Milan Aleksić said the reintroduction fulfilled ...

Military Churches Ready to Drop From the Sky

The Moscow Times 29/3/2012 Russian paratroopers might soon become the most spiritually well-armed part of the Russian military with the rollout of "inflatable church-tents" that can be deposited in a drop zone — but only if the Russian Orthodox Church backs the idea. "If the churches are officially introduced, they might be put on the ground from aircraft" ...

Priests to Test World’s Only Paradrop Church

7/3/2012 Priests with the Russian Airborne Troops will take a crash course next week to operate the world’s only paradrop Orthodox Christian church, the military said. The one-week course for the priests, many of whom are experienced paratroopers with more than 500 jumps, will take place at an airborne troops facility in Ryazan region in central Russia, ...

Priests will come to Russian army in 2011 – Defense Ministry

Moscow, July 5, Interfax - The institution of military clergy will be introduced in the Russian army before the end of this year, Boris Lukichev, the head of the department for work with religious servicemen of the Main Department for Work with Personnel of the Russian Armed Forces, told Interfax. "The president has ordered to introduce ...

Memorial chapel restored at Russian cemetery in Port Arthur

Moscow, September 2, Interfax - Russian public organizations in Chinese Port Arthur (known today as Lushun ) restored a military memorial where ashes of over 17 thousand Russian and Soviet warriors are buried. The restoration was timed to the 65th anniversary of Victory in World War II. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is expected to attend the ...