Description of the Church of the Nativity in Chernevo
The Church of the Nativity of Christ, in the village of Chernevo (Yuzhnoye Butovo district, Moscow), is more than 300 years old. This historical cloister of Orthodoxy was one of the first to be erected in this area.
And now it remains the central church of the village of Chernevo for thousands of local residents who practice the Orthodox Christian faith.
A few words about the area
South Butovo is a district of Moscow, which is located on the territory of the South-Western Administrative District. By area - this is the second district after Metropolitan.
In this area is the Butovo line of the Moscow Metro, the stations of which are located above the ground (on ramps). There are local buses, as well as inter-district and city values.
Description of the Temple of the Nativity
In Chernevo, this church is within walking distance to all residents of the area. The dome of the main part of the temple building and the dome of the bell tower can be seen from all points of the village.
Although, if viewed from the point of view of a large city, which is the capital of the Russian Federation, it seems as if the monastery was lost between high multi-storey buildings built in new residential areas that appeared so rapidly and on a large scale in Moscow.
The temple has been living for more than three centuries, with its active spiritual and enlightening life.
In the inner space there is a majestic iconostasis with images of saints and biblical scenes, an altar.
Church services, sacraments of communion of parishioners, baptism and wedding ceremonies are held here daily.
There is also a Sunday school for children, a youth organization, and pilgrimages to holy places.
Around the Church of the Nativity in Chernevo (photo taken in the article) is a park with many trees and fields.
This is a favorite place for walks and recreation of the local population.
The first building of the Church of the Nativity in Chernevo was built of wood in the 16th century. Then it was decided to build a stone building, the construction of which lasted as much as 13 years and was completed in 1722.
Reconstruction was carried out several times (XIX century and end of XX century).
In the seventies of the last century, the monastery was included in the lists of architectural monuments that are protected by the state.
In the early 90s, the temple was practically looted. The recovery lasted from 1994-1995.
The Moscow Patriarchate has blessed the cloister to conduct worship services. In July 1995, the Church of the Nativity of Christ (in Chernevo) was consecrated.
Father Igor Fedorov becomes Father Superior. During his ministry, the temple was completely restored and landscaped. When he appeared Sunday school.
Archpriest Igor Fedorov and to this day is the rector of the Church of the Nativity of Christ (in Chernev), as well as the Entry into the temple of the Most Holy Theotokos (South Butovo).
The Assistant Administrator of the South-West Vicariate and the regular priest of the Church of the Nativity of Christ is Priest Vasily Belov. Head of the direction "Spiritual and moral education of youth."
Also priest Anatoly Tambov is a priest of this temple in Chernevo.
Daily church services are held at the monastery.
Schedule (Church of the Nativity of Christ Chernevo):
- From Monday to Thursday - 8.00.
- On Saturday - 8.00.
- On Sunday - 17.00.
The activity of the Sunday school for children, which works at the church, is also very wide and significant.
Here, children study the Word of God, sing in the children's church choir, play in performances of a church drama studio, and also do handicrafts (embroidery, making folk dolls). There are guitar lessons and a sports club (which takes part in hand-to-hand combat competitions).
The youth organization is actively involved in holding Christian youth forums that bring together young people from different cities who practice the Orthodox faith. They share experiences, study aspects of the lives of the saints, and so on.
Also, the Church of the Nativity of Christ (in Chernevo) organizes pilgrim trips for all comers. This is a great opportunity to see new holy places of the native land, country, world, plunge into the bright world of Orthodoxy.
And, of course, sacraments are performed in the church - sacred acts and rites, thanks to which every believer gains Divine grace.In the Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Christ (Chernevo) there are seven such sacraments:
- sacrament of priesthood;
It is the sacred sacraments that are important components of the church. It is thanks to them that the Christian community transcends the earthly concept of life, coming into contact with the spiritual world.
Confession is a moment of reconciliation with the Lord. Indeed, in the process itself there is a sincere repentance before God and the promise to continue not to repeat their mistakes and sins committed. In addition, there is still a confidential communication with the clergyman, if there are a lot of intractable questions and confessions will not be enough to find the answers to them. Then you can arrange a meeting with the clergyman and say the "painful" moments. It is recommended to do this before confession.
Communion is also an act of repentance before the Lord. Before the day of the sacrament, it is necessary to fast, pray and repent of sins for some time. It is also necessary to exclude watching TV, computer games, watching programs and movies. It is recommended to be in prayer silence, to read spiritual literature.Especially canons.