Troop priest, Father Cyprian-Relight

The priest went through all the Russian "hot spots."

The priest — a purely male profession. Father Cyprian — priest unusual: it was two Chechen wars. Has been at the forefront, he had to sit with the men in the trenches filled with ice water, and then backfilled in wet clothes on lousiness soldier bedding. He carried the wounded from the battlefield, not on zapamyatyvaya own direct liabilities: confessions, baptize, and even the burial service was crowned. Freeing the guys a couple of times he was in captivity, 6 times it led to the shooting. Chechens called him brother, the Russian soldiers — Batya.

Biography Cyprian fit into a short formula, declared by him: first warrior was later crippled, then became a priest, and later — a military chaplain.

Worldly life

All questions about how much your Father Cyprian, before he became a priest, he abruptly thwarts: "You talk about the dead man. None of the man killed. When the vows I was given a different name, so Cyprian was born … But do not think I distinctly remember everything. I remember the people who appreciate it. And the people who brought me good, and the people who brought me wrong, everyone played their part, shaped me as a person. "

But all the same things you can find out from a conversation with a monk: he was born in Khabarovsk, in the Gulag, miraculously survived. "The camp kids were actually bombers. Thank God, we have kept good people and gave their name: they have forged documents and transferred us from the ranks of kids in the category of enemies of the people" broshenki. "We moved out of the house the baby in the Far East in Astrakhan orphanage. Near the building was a pear.'s taste and odor of pears I associate with my childhood … ".

About Life expectancy father Cyprian understood even less. They say he was involved in equestrian sport, was Afghanistan, received a disability and encouraging as malehankih flat in Moscow.

Second birth

So, Father Cyprian was "born" in 1991, when the Russian alliance fell apart. Monk says specifically that event prompted him to leave the decision of the world. In Suzdal, he took monastic vows. In 1994 he was ordained to the priesthood. In 1995 he became abbot. When the first Chechen, Father Cyprian went to the front. But I never wore any helmets or body armor. When he was going to Chechnya, thought that there will be 100 first. Came — and there is no one. It was almost the first real troop priest since 1917. It is logical that this courageous man who knows all the past Chechnya fighters who became a legend. Father Cyprian has merit, some of which are from the past, and some — of the true life.

Trench Church — "exclusive idea of" father Cyprian. This specially modified Army Vest, where a small blessing of water and placed a cross, and a bottle of holy water from the Jordan River, censer, aspergillum, crosses, candles, incense and baptismal chest — in short, everything you need in order to perform the service and rituals in the trenches, and even on the battlefield. Monk would never part with the icon of God's mother, who is now deceased spy Beard of Sofrinsky teams taken out of the burning house in the harsh and gave the priest.

When Father Cyprian next, the men feel more confident. In war and clinging at straws here is a two-meter boulder! There is even a belief: if a monk on the operation, all goes well and there will be no dead or the wounded. It even has its own call sign — "Striker 15". To the guys knew Cyprian with them.


Most languid memoirs connected with his father Cyprian days when Russian troops took the stern. "When Stern joined our group, crazy people walking around the town. It was a horrible sight. Dusty air and the smell of burning was brown. Constantly heard explosions, because the streets were larded with explosives. On each floor of every basement groans the wounded and dying. remember a man who drove up and down the cart on wheels, and in a cart — a pack of papers, sneaker, burnt a board, a kind of cloth.

I was walking through the town with Colonel Garik Papekyanom. He has provided assistance to the needy, I read the burial service of people. The peaceful inhabitants of the dead were buried in every backyard. "

Father Cyprian buried a lot of nameless crushed and torn to pieces Russian fighter, and some relics brought from Chechnya, so no one defiled graves. He looked for mothers so that they could take the bodies of their own children.

"I remember after fierce battles, and before the arrival of the highest authorities issued an order to clear the city of scorched technology. And all rushed to make an order and dragged in a bunch of" dead "machines. And there, inside, — scorched crews, and all do not care. I climb a machine with a plastic bag and collected
all that remained: phalanges, pieces of blades, rasstrigal boots and took out the charred bones. And, most importantly, find a personal tokens, so that all could send my mother. Most strshnoe that moms were happy! In the ordinary life of its own laws. In war, everything changes. ..

Often met and crushed people who practically had to scrape shovel off the ground. It's creepy. Or, when people come to mines, not stretching, but on ordinary anti-… And all the trees in the bushes … Nemer such. And I went, came and collected it all …

And it was the same: the North flew aboard the turntable or from Mozdok. Out the young guys, dressed immaculately, joyful, neobstrelyannye. A foil is reversed, foil … machines, foil boards, "dvuhsotki" go.

After a descent on the first Chechen contractors that have passed Afghanistan, reluctantly allowed. There are many commanders and fighters were "hardwood", without experience. When I first came to the war, do you think there was a priest for? Later — yes. But first needed a comrade, who taught them to stay alive … Second "Chechnya" is another, less bloody, Professor. "


Not once were informed that Father Cyprian died. In war, many situations where the logic of survival is unrealistic, but the magic happens. At one point, for Ramadan, Dad spent the night in avtobatalone rescuers. In the morning, drove more than 100 armed bandits. Rescuers dad offered Kyprianou leave for garages, in other words almost life. The monk left, he stepped forward. Orthodox priest congratulated Muslims congratulations. He had read about the bloody and terrible stories 2-courageous people and that they have encountered. He pleaded column can not be touched, there kids, lifeguards, which does not even have guns, because they came to deliver humanitarian aid. He also lusted Chechens peace and goodness. Both men, armed to the teeth are gone, no one was killed or took captive. Almost half an hour later there were old people and kids from the adjoining village and brought rescuers treat: in Chechnya adopted on the last day of Ramadan entertain guests.


In the intervals between the first and second "Chechnya", in time of peace, Father Cyprian did not throw guys past the war. He currently continues to visit the war-injured children. "It's the guys need, as they returned from another world, from another dimension. Even on a physical level, healthy-looking men were wounded by the war. War will never end in our hearts. All those who have been there — the brothers. These are not empty words" .

The monks still have one obligation: he constantly complements the book "Chechnya, or Notes of the Russian monk,"
written about the war, which calls not on another, as in the Kremli
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At the front of the Chechen war are well aware of army priest, Father Cyprian. His arrival — all Chechen Republic. His congregation — the entire Russian army.
IN THE WAR FOR Bane and mercilessly paying righteousness purpose, dedication and selfless kindness to the nearest person — comrade, Brother-Soldier. Without this kindness to one's own person — anywhere. And in a war it more than here, where it is sincere, as all the most clear and destruction, and the enemy lurking behind the subsequent cover.

Here in the peaceful Russian towns, it is difficult to achieve the same loving-kindness to our warring soldiers. Through television screens and fears of war gryazyuka instantly reach here, and goodness is lost, wasting away and reaches the Moscow already mutated, distorted. RTR more love Chechen refugees than our fighter. NTV more regret "freedom-loving" scoundrels than Russian liberators. Already demzhurnalist relishes the details of "crimes of war". Already an activist of the "Soldiers' Mothers, toiling in microphone on the" weak soldier, "lust tuck them under the hem of her own, but in the end suddenly crosses on the glorification of opponents, poison sting Russian army. This is not kindness and timidity and treachery.

If you're good — whether it is not in the TV studio, and on the frontlines. If you want oberech fighter — stand with them shoulder to shoulder on a trench. If you struggle with the filth of war — always stay with her, never betray our victory or our defeat. Be holy in the war. Be like his father Cyprian.

Father Cyprian behind — 50-odd years, but former life — not a word, but only "that man is not. And I'm not ashamed of it. " In 1991 in Suzdal Cyprian took monastic vows. Yenisei Cossacks on his lap during the revival of the Cossacks of the Russian Federation has chosen him as his troop priest. In 1994, he was ordained to the priesthood. In the first days of the war in Chechnya was on the front line, but an instrument in the hand and has not picked up and was not wearing a bulletproof vest. He participated in almost all operations, but not as a fighter, but without guns. Cyprian was the first and only in the war troop priest. Became a legend was snapped up as a mascot. If a certain part of it lingered longer commonplace, the commanders of the other parts of the nervous and sought to give his father Cyprian comrades. Only on the front in that war he spent two years. He was a prisoner at Khattab. Received two wounds and contusions, and already by the new Chechen another was wounded. In 1995, in Chechnya he had one more name — Relight. Has 14 government awards. The only one who was awarded the Cross of St. George on the tape. Dudayev declared his opponent the Chechens, saying that it will convert them to Orthodoxy, but the Chechens called him his brother. And for the Russian fighter he was the real father. Batey.

THERE ARE PEOPLE, who believe blindly just because they are intrinsically clean. Their spirit is straight and tall and stately really comes through in their every word. This Father Cyprian. It is the ability of the speaker is not read, and the strength of conviction. Who listened to his speech, knows indifferent to remain realistic.

There was a case in the mid 90's, when the elite flying unit was on the verge of starvation rebellion. Glorious pilots — not executioners, and warriors — they always walked with her head held high, because in the first Chechnya never, never bombed civilian targets. Now Prof. officers, Russian aces brought to the maximum, all written report about quitting, barricaded themselves, would not let anyone, even the native leaders. That meant at least thrown into the street, homeless, without a profession and benefits.

The commander of the front-line aircraft, Colonel-General Antoshkin, bloodless commander, has not lost any of the 1st slave for the entire Afghan, Chernobyl, Chechnya, called the father of Cyprian fly, maybe you will listen.

Missed. He has performed in front of angry people off the cuff. Read about the majestic Russian army, an officer of honor of the sacred right of the military to decide the fate of their own country. Stigmatize those who are called to them, the hungry and the naked, to the barricades, police firing squad executioners. Asked for patience, for the release of close insidious power will drop soon. Pontificate about the future of the army returned glory of the victories of the Russian guns.

We listened. All have taken back their report, and part was people were left intact. Yet it later, "on legitimate grounds," reduced by the roots.

House, my father Cyprian quiet, peaceful. The decor is quite common: wood benches, a real bed instead of a coffin, the ark in the corner — his room Cyprian calls keley. He points razgruznik spare ammunition — are worn under body armor and fight. God gave a hint of razgruznika make a real trench church. All right carried with him: and could read the burial service, and communion, even crowned twice. Here's a small blessing of water cross the road. Here's a bottle of holy water from the Jordan. Censer aspergillum — everything is here.

And the icons. Two of them have passed all of Chechnya. One icon was made specifically for Cyprian dauber sturgeon from Suzdal — the icon of a guardian angel. A second 14 January 1995 was saved from the fire, in the harsh, Sofra team. So it has become an icon — Sofra Mother of God. Scout named "Beard" gave her Kyprianou. "Bluebeard" is not already in the 96th died. After the war, met sofrintsy, Cyprian told them about this and about the icon of "beard", and in the hall stood a lady, thought, his mother. Cyprian bowed and spoke about all the mothers, and the lady said, "I am the spouse 'Beard'." The audience stood up, crying all.

When was the 99th Father Cyprian again in Chechnya left, immediately took the icon with him. And for a long time could not catch Sofrinsky team. On the march at times overlap. And found, in the end, it was — like back home. Blessed the icon of the guys, just right, as the gang went to the stern. Knew that the Mother of God will save them. And he himself was saved as the last injury really could not survive: excellent, officers swiftly taken on for himself transported.

The latter injury Cyprian knows no hunting. Was on the "front end", where, in what the shelf — not states: "I do not want to expose the regimental commander. It was he in no povinet, in general in the war nobody nothing povinet, war without losses do not happen. "Once there was a fight. Suddenly our position light went ATGM. Cyprian here Say: "Take cover!" — As they stand, do not understand. He almost let them drop into the trench, someone he jumped. All threw himself has gone on the jump, and at this point … They say it as a BMP Imprinted. "So, do not wound, contusion only. 6 broken ribs, legs slightly, teeth knocked out. "

Rescued children. "Yes, the first time, or what? I am for this, and there I was. First — a talisman: behold the guys that Dad close — which means everything is in order. Relaxed move on the job, in the column. Looked at me — calm down, without being distracted, doing his military puzzle. I'm with them on the job sometimes. Began shelling the column — the loss of "zero" at all times. Next to me there is no loss, even a three hundredth. But is this am I doing? It is the Lord by faith, God gives. God works miracles through us heaven. Here are the guys believe — and among them is the Lord, that their faith and helps out. I was not a must to survive. It's the guys looked at me, worried they hav
e shared with me their own actual power, and because I live at the moment — because of the great responsibility to them. "

Father Cyprian and at the moment recalls that war unrest, all lives anew. On his back-breaking labor is responsible for no bravado. Smiles only when a Russian soldier and officers says: "Almost all the soldiers saw me. In the middle of thousands of only two or three did not want to open his heart, fought shy. But the Lord is with them. And so, for whom I was an Orthodox priest, for whom comrade, and for whom — news from home, where their love and expect. Not my father, and Dad. Which overshadowed them and their utter destruction, "Get. I will not let them. You're not getting anything here. "And the Lord gives such a power, and he does everything.

In war, the Lord more closely, it is in our midst. There's a war, it happens that everything that is said in the Gospel, and all there is repeated. What is war? There, each in her hands. If you're a coward, you're never not play a hero. If you are a scoundrel, you will not become pious. It's all laid bare. And I also — at the sight of everyone. Not zelenke as a priest.

It's very difficult. After all, I'm a coward, like everyone else, I'm made of the same flesh. You can earn credibility over the years and to lose it because of the 1st improper act. Were there any? Yes. My main mistake — old age. Many wounds in me, even with that life. And with the first Chechen too. I climbed to where very hard. And there be a burden I had no right. Had to be a hero.

The soldiers made me a legend. I wake up in the common man, and suddenly it turns out: there is such a famous Cyprian, which they say, "Good morning, Father." Or they say, "Oh, Dad flew!" — And are not afraid of anything more. And I have to catch up quickly to Cyprian, to justify their courage to be with my soldiers.

Three hours of sleep a day, at fifteen minutes out of sync. As the night — time faiths. From privates to generals to come to you: Confess, Dad! War, death, danger is constantly. Where strength in a sluggish man? Force gives the Lord. "

In the first Chechen father Cyprian was his own call sign — "Yak-15". To know that he was here, close by. Everywhere were familiar — the soldiers, officers, generals, whole parts. "For what is Chechnya? This is all our home here. The whole army of me — fellow soldiers. There, in Chechnya, the best of the best. Those who did not shirk from the army, who found within themselves the courage to leave the table well-fed for the war. "Cyprian took everything: the army, all the combat arms, explosives, MOE, pograntsy. Parts from all over the country: from the Far East, Siberia, the Urals, from the European part — have all gone through it. It was such a cleansing: near death, but even closer — Father Cyprian.

"My Motherland — the Soviet Union, I — Russian people. Confessor Russian Army. Russian alliance existed and will exist: in what borders with what the title — a different story. I travel all over the Russian Union from part to part, not recognizing borders. "Thanks to the military aviation, thanks command, Cyprian flies through Russia. Do not throw guys so far: not only the whole and healthy, and the crippled, the family comes to visit them. Who does not see anything, and only a hand can touch — still find out, "That Father Cyprian!"

And do not throw Father Cyprian dead. Even in the first Chechnya alone, in unimaginable criteria burial service of the fallen — just read the burial service 50 thousand of our soldiers and officers! His hands buried them a huge amount. Took out the remains of many away from Chechnya, that the enemy does not defile the grave. Burial place of many not open to this day, keeping a clear topographical binding — that protection of business on the bones.

And here, in Moscow, in his own cell Cyprian continually remembers them soldatushek died: "Here in the cell of the souls of those who have gone into eternity. Those who have already forgets, but I will never forget. Because my service is very longish longer than many services as I read several thousand names, thinking about each one. For several hours, twice a day. It's all my fighters, my friends. "

First of Chechnya Father Cyprian was captured by Khattab. Remembers him ghoul muck cannibal. Hesitant on the mental level, just unhealthy people. Properly maintained. With great hatred of the Orthodox Church, to Russia. He is not a believer, not a "soldier of Allah." Sadist. Pope personally Anatolia 38 wounds inflicted. Led out to be shot and Cyprian, "shout" Allah akbar "- let go." This is in addition to other abuse and mockery. "God helped me, I did not break an oath before God, and He gave me destroy.

Does the strength of the opponents? The Phantom is. Yes, they have become experts. And as long as they think that they are being victory — strong. But they understand that winning is not — throw weapon. They hundred square meters already in captivity give up!

Russian army at the moment makes the intent of the liberation of the Chechen people from the international banditry. Often I meet there with peaceful Chechens. Ordinary people they say to me the whole truth. Many people are beginning to talk of hatred, but after fifteen minutes they are different: "Help for you by Allah! Come back soon, and the world to you, and we had! "I have many friends Chechens. Many of them call me brother. They — warriors, and can be very serious opponents, but if a Chechen friend — he never throws. With the mullahs met — "brothers." But these are the mullahs that the bandit detachments were — one hand on the Koran, the other on the machine gun, he almost from Africa — neither Caucasian nor customs do not know … Well it's all the same for the mullah! Some shouted "Allahu Akbar!" True Muslims may initially go with them, but then very quickly begin to see and depart. Propaganda has tortured them, based on heresy and fanaticism. What is the first that the second Chechen. "

AND HERE Bimbo CHECHNYA. 1999. Father Cyprian knows — the war was another. "Russia pomudrela, prepared, preserved notable officers themselves, changed generals. Our guys have come — in the management of the General Staff in the Ministry. Patriots come. Very many on the front I beheld real officers: Commanders surroundings, divisions, regiments — and right up to the platoon. Fri generals in command all the prototype bad, more memories about them — from their subordinates, and observations: Yeah, people save up all the men fed, in flak jackets, warm, clean — which means a good commander. "

And what a terrible war? "Yes, both terrible. As the boys are killed. Next to you is — tepid, live and may die at any moment, and it will not, and my mother wail. Nothing so do not dream, how about the world. Rather would really win. Soldatushek tired lose ours. "That's what a real dream of a world — do not be ashamed of the contract, and after our victory.

Feelings take up a gun from his father Cyprian's never happened before. "I have my gun, it is still stronger than the machine, for which I machine. I was protecting the children, as a talisman. I'm just a servant of God and the people, and do what the will of God, and only then, when you can and should do.

I have another problem: if someone is doing something wrong — give a hint. Listen, I have the authority. Once Kazantsev says at the moment quickly ramp onto the car back and then. Protection of excuses. Then I walk up and say, "Comrade General, your life does not belong to you, and Fatherland." K
azantsev changed his mind and took outposts, left.

My comrades — the generals, deputy commander of the group: to arm Nedorezov and rear Moskovchenko — sent me back to where heavier. "Dad, supports our there evil!" Went to the very front. And then our boys. The mountains are extensive and strangers all around the enemy — and Russian boys on the front edge are not afraid. And Caucasus — it belongs. "

Were there signs? "There was a prisoner, and I'm alive. Wherever I go I — soldiers were still alive. Back in '95 we were walking on the harsh together with Colonel Papekyanom, explained civilians, where the point of care, where the burial site, where the water can be taken, where hlebushek where to spend the night. And a sniper shot — in and with me. Hood struck me, inches from his head. Magic? Heroism? This is not heroism. There is such a thing — faith in God. Hair of the head shall not fall … In the Urus-Martan in the 95th hit the three ambushes, one of their artillery. Live. Magic? Or that's the story of the Emergency … "

Avtobatalon Emergency stood in the village, the birthplace of Dudayev's not covered. And on the last day of Ramadan suicide bomber wanted to make a gift to the President's own — to kill emcheesovtsev. Father Cyprian while with avtobatalonom was. In just four barrel guard, neobstrelyannye guys. 30 drove two cars, about 150 people. Militants came out of there. They were ready to kill these guys, every one cut, and to come. "I have a folder in children was at that minute. Begged God not to allow … "- says Cyprian.

Went out to the bandits. "Well-ida ida, we tebya porezhem!" Instead of tears and entreaties Father Cyprian congratulated them with Ramadan. He spoke to them about the world, about the bloody history of 2-nations of mafia dismantling of the Kremlin. Read about emcheesovtsah: "There's kids, they rescue, humanitarian assistance they have!" And later — again on the Chechens: "God grant that you were blooming gardens, so kids were playing and Twitter did not cease." Cyprian sincerely lusted their world. And the magic happened. These massive, armed men, suicide-thugs stood still and wept. And then they went away, and the hour and a half old and the kids came out of the adjoining village and brought emcheesovtsam treats, as is customary on the last day of Ramadan. Lord has made everything, Cyprian had nothing to do with it.

With what love Father Cyprian says about Shamanov! "I am in favor of such commanders as Shamans. He — the legend of the Chechen war, a true patriot of the Russian Federation, followed by a tremendous future. Father of the men, they are everything to him. When intelligence was ambushed, he freepoint heart. This is a man with whom I will go forward together, without looking back. Shamanov could trust people, fatherland itself. And most importantly, Shamans — a real Russian soldier, he most peaceful moments of the creator. A real warrior must fight the war less, and a little longer to prepare for war. The more prepared, the less necessary to wage war.

What it means to be warrior? It is a state of mind, is the meaning of life, which in peacetime plow, and if necessary — take a gun and is fighting a war for their native land. As the Cossacks — they are in peacetime hlebushek raised, and the king-father just took the rifle. All the rest yourself. And to protect the earth and nurture it. Soldier bones stays. He is the enemy as it is necessary, "the cheeks will stuff" and will continue to plow. No need to get in the way of warriors to adore and protect their homeland. No need to disturb people. He did — he, on his own land.

Our warrior — a citizen of one of the best members of society. And he does not share with a peaceful life. And our people's army — from green to greyish old boys. To serve — for the dignified honor to be considered if you do not have freeloader own homeland. Minded moms are those that believe it best to keep out of his son to the army. "

Father Cyprian's not a fighter, but he knows the war, he beheld her eyes and felt the death of his shoulder. "The war clears. This is another dimension. When the soldiers come to the citizen, they can not adapt long. Not because of the peaceful life weaned and can, as they say all sorts of scoundrels, "but to shoot and kill." They were such a crucible, a reformation. And getting here, do not find their roots here, it becomes alienated. After all, who vorachivaetsya? The person who guessed the meaning of life. Vorachivaetsya man who knows the value of life and the desire to live, most of all wants to work peacefully to see. He was bored by the plow, machine, Peru, tracing paper. And he is seen as a freak, like a lot of muscle, forcing a "gun."

Life can give for their country and fanatic. But for their country to live, work every day, tirelessly, to make every day a combat puzzle, even in peacetime, with poor wages, under the TV cameras — it is far not everyone can. We exist not to prepare for death, and in the abundance of creation. Not in a shroud obvorachivatsya need, and to live for the sake of the people to be a part of the people, live with Russia forever. "

"How many of the saints in the Russian Land! And they all pray for us. The Lord takes to discover the dead fighters — new martyrs. Perdition no, guys, — says Father Cyprian fighters — and a disgrace. It is possible to not save your soul. Honestly make war and stay alive, and if you go away — then go into eternity, and there pray for us. We meet with you, this is a temporary separation. New Martyrs of Russia — how many were there in times of war! In our history, for all the wars — how many of the saints in the Russian Land! And we — the descendants of these saints, have their blood flowing in each of us. Is it possible to kill such people? You can not. This stately lurking Russia.

I wish that humiliated by Russia's own land was not the Russian people. And together with all the people living in the same ease. Own idea, their own culture. Did not play a game on someone else's rules. This is our country. Our heavenly homeland already defeated, and she prays for us, so that we become equal: our earthly home to her. The future of our fine, but required of us — to be together and see. At the moment, so we beat! Thank God, you can not divide the sky — pegs nowhere to score. "

Father Cyprian will recover soon and will leave again to the front. Since our homeland — there at the moment. There is decided her fate, there are fighting the best Russian. Anything with it will not be, since it does not already own for themselves. He — the military priest, his parish — our whole army. Will return to it, take a look around menacingly, blocking all themselves, utter destruction, "Get back!" With so Batya — unless there can not be defeated?

Denis Tukmakov
"Tomorrow» № 5 (322)
February 1, 2000

Frontline priest

Cyprian — the first post-Soviet Russian Federation military, trench priest.
He was educated clergy and faithful of the church Patriarch Tikhon.
Took his monastic vows in 1991 in the town of Suzdal — a monk with the name of Cyprian, in honor of St. Cyprian's Cathedral, Suzdal miracle worker. He was ordained a priest in 1994. The abbot in 1995.
Since March 2003 — TOC clergyman of the Church of Greece.
In the over all military operations in Chechnya (1994-1996 and 1999-2002,) was a volunteer in combat formations, keeping the Word of God and the spirit of the patriotic spirit of our soldiers. Baptized, communion and confessed, and the burial service was burying thousands of soldiers and civilians. Endured to discover the wounded during t
he battle. Extricated people from captivity. Do not picked up a gun and did not put on the vest.
During the days of peace (1996-1998 years) continued to work in the armed forces throughout the Russian Federation, and the veterans of "hot spots" and their families, which makes intensive to this day.
Has wounds and contusions.
Freeing our soldiers, he was captured by terrorists. Without looking at the torture and execution of simulation, did not deny the Orthodox Faith. He was released from prison comrades.
He was awarded the Military Merit Defense, Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

He — the only one awarded the Cross of the priest at St. George ribbon.

For courage warriors Russian group was named Relight.
Warriors power of the RF Ministry affectionately call it — Bata.

By the Will of God ministry graduated from Cyprian — Relight.
June 12, 2005, the year in the town of St. Petersburg, he took monastic vows in Lofty schema, becoming the Elder Schema-Abbess of Isaac.
But stay with us forever — the same Dad, who does not represent himself, his own life without us, without you, dear people!
He — the military monk-priest.
His arrival — all our warriors.
He currently works constantly saving their prayers — for peace and love, for the fact that people did not die, for the victory of good over evil, for you and me, for the earth and the glory of Russian!

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