Monument to St. Vladimir installed on Valaam

Valaam, July 13, 2017

Photo: rg.ru Photo: rg.ru
With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, a monument to the holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, the Baptizer of Russia has been installed on Valaam Island, reports Russian Gazette.

The installation of the monument was initiated by the head of the St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation and the head of a large air-craft company from Zaporozhye, Ukraine. They have worked together in the past to install a monument to St. Andrew four years ago, and a monument to the Most Holy Theotokos last year on the territory of the Valaam Monastery.

The bronze monument to St. Vladimir was made in the workshop of the famous sculptor Andrei Klykov and installed on a granite pedestal.

As the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the St. Andrew Foundation Vladimir Yakunin emphasized, “The foundation’s projects are aimed at preserving and strengthening our great civilizational heritage, which includes the peoples of Russia and Ukraine. Our joint venture—the opening of the monument to Prince Vladimir, the Baptizer of Rus’—symbolizes our good will towards living in peace and harmony.”

The installation of the monument took place on the day of the first monks of Valaam Sts. Sergius and Herman, who are celebrated on July 10.

7/13/2017

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“If Vladimir thought the same way as some of our contemporaries,” said the patriarch, “he would never have made the choice he did. He would have remained as a pagan, or became himself a Christian, on a personal level, but without baptizing Russia. There would have been neither Rus’, nor Russia, nor the Russian Orthodox world, nor the great Russian Empire, nor modern Russia.
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“May God help you, continuing the tradition of our ancestors, to strengthen the Orthodox faith and piety in our people and to pray to God that the Lord would hear our prayers and grant His grace,” His Holiness said in conclusion, addressing himself to the brothers of the monastery.
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Why is Prince Vladimir called holy and given the title Equal-to-the-Apostles? He converted from the darkness of paganism to the light of Christ, receiving baptism, baptizing the Kievans and sending emissaries to baptize the people of the other cities and regions of his duchy. He was among the first of the All-Russian rulers to become a Christian, and originated the Christian form of government for Russia. From his time, the Russian sovereignty becomes Orthodox, and Christianity makes its way into all the spheres of social and civil life.
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