Patriarch Kirill allocates $1.6 million+ to build church conceived by Fr. Daniel Sysoev

Moscow, November 28, 2023

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The construction of the Church of the Prophet Daniel in Kantemirovskaya, Mosocw, will be able to continue thanks to a significant allocation from His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

The church, which will serve as a missionary center for working with people in sects, was conceived of by the martyred Fr. Daniel Sysoev. It is being built being the Church of the Apostle Thomas, where Fr. Daniel was fatally shot on the night of November 19, 2009 (he died early the next morning).

When the construction of the new church resumed after a break, it turned out that the cost had increased by 100 million rubles ($1.22 million). The parish thus appealed to the Patriarch, who “decided to allocate a subsidy of 150 million rubles ($1.68 million) for the construction and beautification of the church,” said the press service of State Duma Deputy Vladimir Resin, curator of the program for the construction of churches in Moscow, reports RIA-Novosti.

Currently, the parish is planning to open a mission center, a store, and a library, and its missionary training courses are to be transformed into an institute.

The complex is set to be finished by the second half of 2025.

“We are building this church in memory of its murdered rector. I think the best memory of him will be this church, which he dreamed of building,” Resin’s press service said.

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