In the war in Ukraine, the rector of the temple at the headquarters of the missile forces of the Russian Federation died

The rector of the church at the headquarters of the Russian Missile Forces died in the war in Ukraine

On November 6, a priest of the Moscow diocese, Mikhail Vasiliev, died in the war in Ukraine. This was reported on the website of the Moscow Patriarchate.

Archpriest Vasiliev was the rector of the church near Moscow of the Great Martyr Barbara and the Monk Elijah of Muromets, which is part of the Patriarchal Compound at the Headquarters of the Strategic Missile Forces of the Russian Federation.

The message says that he died “in the line of pastoral duties”. The patriarchy did not provide any information about the circumstances of the incident.

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, expressed condolences to the “family, friends and spiritual children” of the deceased, whom he called “a courageous, determined and selfless shepherd”, known among the military as ” landing father.

In October, Vasiliev, answering a question about the feelings of mothers who want to save their sons from mobilization, said that mothers of many children “are not so painful and scared” to part with their children. After this statement, which was distributed in the media, the Russian Orthodox Church stated that the life of each child is equally valuable for the parent, regardless of the number of children.

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