Novosibirsk, Russia, October 12, 2022
The Sacrament of Baptism was recently celebrated at the Novosibirsk Higher Military Command School for dozens of men who received mobilization notices to fight in the war in Ukraine.
To date, 66 men have expressed the desire to become Orthodox Christians and have been baptized by pouring at the hands of Archpriest Viktor Guzhva, who works with the faithful at the school, reports the Metropolis of Novosibirsk.
The Baptisms were celebrated at the school’s Church of the Holy Prince Dmitry Donskoy. Fr. Viktor also celebrates the Divine Liturgy at the school and many partake of the Holy Mysteries, and come for spiritual advice.
“Now the relatives and friends [of the newly-baptized] will be able to pray for the soldiers at home and in church. And the converts themselves feel protected by God,” the Metropolis writes.