The dispensation of the brotherhood of the temple of the Savior, 1918





After the publication of "Decree

on separation of church State 

"January 20 1918 in  Russian

churches began to be formed

Brotherhood to protect temples.

The first secret meeting

members of the Brotherhood

of the Temple Savior passed

on February 12 1918.


The founder of the Brotherhood - the father of Alexander Hotovitsky with clergy erected a symbolic place called Golgotha, in a reminder of the way of the cross of the Savior and Russia to step on it. On the symbolic sheet was compiled appeal to the Russian people, "Russian people will give you a wonderful Shall Church of the Savior on the hissing? <...>. Bogolyubtsy respond! <...>. Stand guard over their holy places! "1.


Cathedral of Christ the Savior. M .: Profizdat, 1997. s.7-8






Twelve members of the Brotherhood are sitting inside the Temple of the Savior of the orange table. Right - the founder of the Brotherhood - the father of Alexander with a cross martyr. On the expanded rollout appeal to the Russian people, "the heart of Russia, Moscow! Preserve your sanctuary, your golden-domed Shrine of the Savior. "2


On the left column rooster - a sign of betrayal by their ministers of the Church, "the church zhivtsov." Rooster - a reminder of the prophecy of Christ, given to the apostle Peter, "before the cock crows, you will deny me three times" (Lk. 22:61). As disciples of Christ was betrayed after the Last Supper, as was betrayed by the Russian Orthodox Church part of his servants with the arrival of the new authorities.


Brotherhood members are seated at the table like a symbolic orange twelve apostles - the night before the crucifixion of Christ. Table - an allegory of the body of Russia. Bowl - a sign of bitter fate, people cooked, but not more haggard, "Take this and divide it among yourselves" (Lk. 22:17). Gospel - spiritual fortress. Brotherhood presented images of judges, which is hidden sign of the coming judgment: "sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel" (Lk. 22:30), a new historical turn of - return to the Orthodox tradition, (1987-th year).


At the gate of the temple hanging grille - sign ordinances gathered. Scarlet velum hanging from the roof - symbol of the flame thoughts Brotherhood vnutriarhitekturnosti action. Scene carries symbolic plate - rock of faith "that Rock was Christ" (1 Cor. 10: 4).


2. In the same place