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Slavgorod district to celebrate the centenary of consecration of the apostles Petr and Pavel Church

The church-monument in the name of the apostles Petr and Pavel will serve the liturgy. The church was built in Lesnaya village (Slavgorod district, Mogilev region) at the place of the battle with the Swedes during the Great Northern War. The liturgy is dedicated to the centenary of consecration of the apostles Petr and Pavel Church. The information is provided by the Regional Religion and Nationalities Affairs Department.

Peter the Great called the battle of Lesnaya “the mother of the Poltava Victory”. It took place on September, 28 (October, 11 by a new calendar style) 1708. On the day of the 200th anniversary of the battle Slavgorod district held the ceremonial laying of the church-monument’s foundation stone.

The money to construct the church was raised by the Russian Army divisions considering themselves “noble offsprings of Peter’s pupils”. The dean of the church, archpriest Georgy Sokolov says that the Emperor Nikolai II made a lot of contribution to the creation of the church. In the autumn of 1912 the construction was completed and the church was consecrated. The office of consecration was held by the famous church and public figure of the Russian Empire, the member of the State Duma, the bishop of Gomel and vicar of Mogilev Eparchy the Right Reverend Mitrofan Krasnopolsky.

Today the eparchy includes 29 villages of Slavgorod district and the population of 3 thousand people.

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