On the Orthodox Faith of the Father of Cosmonautics Academician Sergei Pavlovich Korolev

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  2. О православной вере отца космонавтики академика Сергея Павловича Королёва
  3. Russian
  4. Asliturk, Miriam
  5. Orthodox view on technology and engineering
  6. 18-05-2018
  7. Васильевич, Александр [Author]. О православной вере отца космонавтики академика Сергея Павловича Королёва
  8. Русская беседа
  9. Outer Space - Cosmonaut - Russian Orthodoxy
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    1. <p>О православной вере отца космонавтики академика Сергея Павловича Королёва (2011). <em>Русская Беседа.</em> Retrieved from: <a href="http://forum.rusbeseda.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=3e384180dd9f6de5fbd23fd74c2fae2e&topic=6209.0">http://forum.rusbeseda.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=3e384180dd9f6de5fbd23fd74c2fae2e&topic=6209.0</a> </p>
    1. The article, posted on an internet forum dedicated to faith and outer space exploration, deals with the religious life of academician Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (1906 - 1966). He is considered to be the father and top manager of the Soviet space program. According to the author, Korolev, he was an ardent Orthodox believer and saw the meaning of his life beyond the limits of mortal life. In those years when faith was persecuted, he found the opportunity to have a confessor, go on a pilgrimage to the Pyukhtitsky Assumption Monastery, and assisted it financially. Nun Siluania (Nadezhda Andreevna Soboleva), who used to be in charge of the hotel of Pyukhtitsky Assumption Monastery mentioned that Korolev went there twice and gave generous donations. She also mentioned having visited Korolev’s house in Moscow where she saw icons and Orthodox spiritual literature. Nun Siluania noted that Korolev was particularly interested in reading Philokalia, the Holy Fathers’ writings of a purely ascetic tradition. The article concludes by stating that Korolev was a true and devoted believer and was ready to “risk his high position for the sake of satisfying spiritual needs.”