8 July 2019

Stroytransgaz JSC Supported the Construction of a Church for Marine and River Fleet Workers

On July 5, on the eve of the Day of Marine and River Fleet Workers, the Patriarch's courtyard of the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra at Lodochnaya Street built out of enterprises’ donations only, was consecrated. STG JSC, together with other companies, supported the project and made a charity contribution to the church construction.

The church was conceived as the only Russian spiritual centre for marine and river trade fleet workers. It had been constructed since 2013 under the auspices of the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (ROSMORRECHFLOT). In February 2014, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia blessed the construction of the Church.

The consecration ceremony held on July 5 was attended by Yury Tsvetkov, Head of the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency, Igor Levitin, Assistant to the Russian President, Aleksey Pashkov, Prefect of the North-Western Administrative District, Heads of the Administrations of Marine and River Ports from all over Russia, and others.

The height of the church is 31.5 m. The church is built in the style of Vladimir–Suzdal architecture of the 12–14th centuries. Ornaments in the style of white-stone carving decorating the churches in the Vladimir-Suzdal Principality of the pre-Mongolian period are the landmark of the church. The church can accommodate up to 180 parishioners at a time.

The great consecration of the Church by Patriarch Kirill is scheduled for the patronal festival day in December 2019.

Consecration of the church by Bishop Right Reverend Thomas of Bronnitsy

One of the commemorative plates mentioning companies
that contributed to the church construction