Dear friends, we ask for the maximum repost!
Christ is Risen! Dear brothers and sisters!
As you already know the building of the "Zimnyaya" inn owned by the Valaam monastery burnt on Easter day, 2016. Approximately the fire broke out at 8:30 a.m. in the apartment of the local resident who lived on the first floor. Given to the fact that in the middle of the XX century the building was repaired after the bombing (1939) and there were installed the wooden interfloor ceilings - the fire quickly spread through the building to upper floors.
The fire resulted in partial roof collapse (covering over 1,000 sq.m.), ceilings collapse, serious damage of the 1st and 2nd floors including the attic of the central body and the south end of the building. To extinguish the fire about 1,600 tons of water were poured on the building. All communication lines were completely destroyed.
According to the main version the fire began after the local resident committed arson. At the moment the investigation is under way. It's only of God's grace nobody was injured. Pilgrims, local residents and workmen were timely evacuated from the burning building. The pilgrims who lost their personal documents and money in the fire were provided with certificates and cash grants to help them get home. The monastery provided ships to help people get to the towns of Sortavala and Priozersk.
However, the Valaam monastery is in crucial need of financial aid to buy temporary construction trailers, beds and bedding. It's also necessary to protect the building from the further destruction and install a temporary roof. We'll be glad to receive any contributed mite and will pray for all contributors. Your donation you may send to the following monastery accounts:
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