Consecration of the Church of Christ the Saviour, 2000
First on the left - in a red cloak-korzno symbolic, a symbol of the continuity of traditions ktitorstva Russian princes - the ruler of Russia - Vladimir (Putin). Behind him in the national costumes: epanche, ponёve, hat-edge - make friends ruler - Lyudmila, in the tradition of the image wives with a ruler. The iconography of the scene repeats the theme of the composition IV stigma, which shows also the royal couple and the clergy.
Next in white shirt with postural sign of the cross - sculptor V. Mokrousov, who drew the first company to revive the shrine. Behind him - jubilant people, with whom the mayor of Moscow - Yuri. Lack of jewels on the hands of the ruler Vladimir - scepter, orb, the crown - a sign of a passionate way modern ruler. Putin's image on stage symbolic. The President was not present at the consecration of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, at the time he was called upon to deal sank in the Barents Sea submarine Kursk-141.
Right - Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II. In the hands of a scroll with the text from the book of the prophet Baruch: "God of our salvation! Look down from the height of the saints in this place "(Bar. 2:16). Next - verger with a staff of the Board, a priest from a symbolic point of icons - red Gospel, "Light in the darkness." The central lunette of the church - the Image - a sign of participation in the reconstruction of miraculous powers.
Narrow gate in the temple symbolize - narrow path: "Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road that leads perdition" (Matt. 7:13). Image along with sinful people holy men - express the idea of placing the laity in the front of the Temple court Bozhiy Savior, as the house of God, for svershёnnye deeds on earth, for the Lord or disappoint us, or glorifies -
as from the ruler to the commoner becomes the word of Christ to the rich and the poor, "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves
do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also "(Matt. 6: 19-21).
At the foot of the temple symbolic level - the path to God. The absence of a cross on the main dome of the Cathedral of the Savior, who represents Christ - the sign indication of Heavenly Peace -
for the temple was built, but faith is not found. High Court left - home to the laity showed in the portal wall - eye of the devil - the spirit of darkness, hovering in the homes of the laity. Right -ostroverhaya dymnitsa - home of the clergy, in which there is peace and quiet. Dwellings laity and clergy at the edges of the House of God symbolize - Russian gates leading into the third millennium.
August 19, 2000 at Feast of the Transfiguration Lord took place in Moscow - Great consecration the restored Temple Savior. Triumph passed in unusually warm sunny day at the confluence Muscovites and
guests of the capital, representatives of different world religions. Patriarch of All Russia Alexy II, along with a host of clergy - the Cross made walking around the temple with a sprinkling of the walls. Taking into account the new urban environment, the temple of the Savior gained new features.
In the portion that was arranged not existed in the first-born - the temple of the Transfiguration; Hall of Church Councils to 1330 seats; Synod Hall
refectory for 1200 people; equipped with modern technical means of air conditioners, elevators, communication, communication lines - computer and telephone network, underground car-parking. On the south side across the Moscow River was subsequently induced pedestrian bridge that faces the new tourist and recreational area of Moscow - Sofia Embankment, streets Glade, Ordinka, Zamoskvoreche. Taking into account the transitions and galleries, restored cathedral Savior able to hold to himself, as the former -
up to 12 thousand people.