“In Paradise”: a priest on Board the “Admiral Kuznetsov” complains of the abuse and the lack of crosses
An Orthodox priest who went on a long hike aboard the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov”, said about the lack of baptismal crosses on Board the ship. Information on this he said in a brief report on their Ministry for the diocese of North sea. Serge complains of the ship’s swearing, but notes the interest of sailors to religion.
Priest Sergius of Sherfedinov said that spiritually supports the crews of the ships Russian aircraft carrier group. Every Sunday he serves the divine Liturgy prepares himself assistants for worship. He reported that the Board ended with all the crosses and asks if possible. They are in great demand, said father Sergius. Also ended the Holy chrism, as many who want to be baptized.
In General Serge calls the conditions of service aboard the aircraft carrier Paradise, albeit with a couple of reservations: “In fact the conditions for pastoral work perfect. Live in Paradise: pray, read, and constantly communicate with the crew. The only thing stopping a heavenly mood, vehicular abuse. But spend working in this direction. Really missed all of you, but I will be here until the end of March”.
Sherfedinov became the first in the history of North sea diocese priest who went on combat duty in the crew of the flagship, says the site “Orthodox world”. His position in the Northern fleet – the assistant to the commander of the 7th division on work with the faithful.
For reviews of command of a detachment of ships of the presence of a priest on the ship explicitly improves the atmosphere in the team, relieve tension, encourage the crew, notes the website of the diocese.
The defense Ministry said the dispatch of “Admiral Kuznetsov” and other ships in the Mediterranean sea in mid-October. It is expected that the ships will be used during a military operation in Syria. The group, in addition to the carrier, includes heavy nuclear missile cruiser “Pyotr Veliky”, large anti-submarine ships “Severomorsk” and “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” and support vessels.