Metropolitan of the UOC-MP blesses the Black Sea Fleet of Russia
On August 31, 2016, Metropolitan Lazar also became an honorary guest of the celebration of the Russian Navy in Sevastopol. On board of the Admiral’s boat he made a tour of the ships of the Black Sea Fleet, blessing them with the right hand of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called that rests in Moscow. “Today, all ships of the Black Sea Fleet have been blessed with the right hand, which inculcated the bright faith of Christ in our Russian world. For more than 300 years our glorious fleet has won victories under St Andrew’s flag,” he said.