The only bus-church in Russia, which provides people from remote villages with an opportunity to join the Сhurch, was presented at the III International Orthodox youth forum “The Past. The Present. The Future” in Moscow on Thursday, August 23.
According to patriarchia.ru, the bus, which was examined by His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill, was presented at the “Missionary work” section in the 75th pavilion of the VDNKh exhibition center.
The bus-church was created by Priest Andrei Strelkov who visited more than 30 remote villages on this bus-church over the course of 7 years. In these villages, where there are no churches, Father Andrei officiates the Divine Liturgy and preaches, reported tass.ru.
The report notes that it is quite easy to prepare the bus-church for its designated purpose: administering church services. One only needs to open the roof hatch and install the dome, everything inside is already equipped.
The bus arrived at the youth forum from the small Tatar city of Zainsk having covered the distance of 1100 kilometers.
Translated by Julia Frolova