“The place rises from the desire of the military personnel, of the enlisted soldiers, but also in order to complete and offer to the staff of the National Army the spiritual support that is constantly needed for spiritual strengthening to follow the advice of His Majesty, Stefan, to be a Guardian . borders ”is shown in a communiqué of Archimandrite Nicolae (Roşca), clergyman of Ciuflea Monastery and president of the Synodal Sector Pastoral Activity in the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defense and Law Bodies, which manages the construction works of the Memorial Cathedral.
So far, employees of the Ministry and subordinate institutions, including the Military Academy of the Armed Forces “Alexander the Good” or the Agency for Military Science and Memory have been able to offer the one-day salary as a sacrifice for the erection of the church. “At the moment, the construction is in the covering stage with the continuation of the central tower and the bell tower that need to be finished until the snow falls, because the construction is high wood and must be protected from climatic factors that have a negative impact on wood.” specified Archimandrite Nicolae Roşca.
The wood is processed in several stages: cleaning the wood by blowing with sand, plugging the joints between the beams, and lubricating with linseed oil to provide resistance to the wood over time. Then follows the assembly of 38 doors and windows, thermal insulation of the floor of both levels and their plate, assembly of the iconostasis and the church furniture and other works that will appear in time.
The church construction project is provided in the Joint Action Plan on promoting the spiritual education and religious assistance of the National Army for 2021, signed in November 2020 by the Ministry of Defense and the Metropolitan Church of Chisinau and All Moldova.
Construction work is expected to be completed next year.
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