Ordzhonikidzevskaya, April 8, 2014
The Ordzhonikidzevskaya stanitsa became famous owing to Archpriest Peter Sukhonosov, who served here for many years. He was kidnapped by bandits on March 28, 1999, and was martyred by them.
The church where Fr. Peter had served fell into decay and was torn down, and a new church has been built on its site.
There are not many monks in the monastery so far, but the monastic life has already been arranged here today, and the spiritual-educational work is carried on. The newly established monastery gives spiritual guidance not only to a small number of Orthodox residents of neighbouring stanitsas and towns of Ingushetia, but also to military men from the units, stationed in the republic, as well as Ministry of Foreign Affairs subdivisions and frontier posts.
Thanks to the support of Yunus-bek Yevkurov, head of the republic, the monastery's abbot delivers a pastoral speech once a week on local television to Ingush residents. This is met with a keen interest and response not only among Orthodox, but even among Muslims. The abbot plans to hold regular meetings with the republic's school and university students within the framework of study of the fundamentals of religions.