84,000 signatures gathered for revival of Moscow monastery destroyed by communists

OrthoChristian.Com | 6/14/2018 | Staff
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The community of the Moscow Strastnoy (Passion) Monastery held a festive prayer meeting at Pushkin Square on Tuesday, and a procession around the historical territory of the Strastnoy Monastery, destroyed by the atheist soviets in 1937.

The event was dedicated to the 360th anniversary of the founding of the holy monastery, for the restoration of which Orthodox activists have gathered more than 84,000 signatures, reports the Synodal Department for Monasteries and Monasticism of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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A festive moleben was celebrated by the rector of the Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God at Putinki in Moscow and spiritual father of the community of the Strastnoy Monastery Archpriest Alexei Gomonov. During the event, a portable bell tower was placed on the site where the monastery’s bell tower used to stand.

A memorial sign dedicated to the historical monastery was placed on Pushkin Square in the summer of 2012. In 2013, it was proposed to move the monument to Alexander Pushkin on Pushkin Square and to erect a commemorate chapel in honor of the Strastnoy Monastery and the first tsars of the Romanov Dynasty.

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The “Old Moscow” Historical Society also appealed to the mayor of Moscow in the summer of 2016 to rebuild the monastery, having gathered more than 120,000 signatures over the course of 13 years.

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