“Our words are good, but your deeds are much better.”
On August 29, 2020, a group of doctors of the FSBI “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of Russia, at the invitation of Bishop Thomas, Bishop of Sergiev Posad, Vicar of His Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, visited the Holy Trinity Sergius Lavra. Doctors and nurses who worked with coronavirus patients were honored here.
A sightseeing tour with a visit to the three main temples was held especially for them. Russian Russian guests were able to see the unique architectural ensemble of the Lavra, which has been created for centuries, and get acquainted with the shrines and sights of one of the most famous Russian monasteries, the largest center of Russian spiritual culture and enlightenment.
The tour ended with a gala dinner, during which doctors and nurses of the Center were awarded letters of thanks, diplomas and memorable gifts for their high professionalism and selfless help.
Our words are good, but your deeds are much better,” Archimandrite Philip, assistant to the vicar of the Holy Trinity Sergeyev Lavra for representative work, addressed the audience with these words. “On this day, when we celebrate the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, when the next Sunday Service comes, I would like to greet and thank you on behalf of the clergy of the church for your painstaking and very necessary work, for the fact that you, without sparing yourself, helped and saved so many people. We thank you because your work is the work of ascetics.”
In turn, Andrey Kaprin, Director General of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of Russia, thanked Vladyka Thomas and Deputy Philip for the high appreciation of the work of 31 doctors and nurses. “We understand that this work is impossible without faith. It is a great honor for us to receive gratitude from the Church right here, in the Holy Trinity Sergius Lavra. We know that it was from here that Dmitry Donskoy went into battle, we know that the Lavra survived during the assault of the Polish and Lithuanian invaders. And when a new misfortune arose all over the world, with the blessing of the church, with the blessing of the Patriarch, many of our comrades went to work in the “red zone” in the name of saving human lives. Day after day we felt your support and in many ways, thanks to you and your prayers, our medicine managed to overcome one of the most difficult periods of the epidemic.”
Press Service of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of Russia