On 5 August 2020, a ceremony dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the religious house took place in the Antonievo-Siysky Monastery of the Holy Trinity (Kholmogorsky district, Arkhangelsk region).
On this day, the long-awaited blagovest bell was sanctified – a giant two-ton bell which was presented to the monastery by Vladimir Krupchak, the member of the Board of Directors of Arkhangelsk PPM, GC Titan and Sawmill 25 CJSC.
Along the whole circumference of the bell lower part, there is a commemorative inscription: "THIS BELL WAS CASTED WITH THE DONATION OF VLADIMIR YAROSLAVOVICH KRUPCHAK AND SANCTIFIED BY THE METROPOLITAN OF ARKHANGELSK AND KHOLMOGORY CORNELIUS IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 2020 ON THE OCCASION OF THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY."
On behalf of Vladimir Krupchak and Titan Holding, the monastery's monks and worshippers were congratulated on the feast day by Dmitry Zyliov, CEO of Arkhangelsk PPM.
"The Antonievo-Siysky Monastery of the Holy Trinity is one of the main orthodox holy places in Russia, its beauty lives in the memory of pilgrims for a long time. For five centuries, the monastery has been bringing enlightenment to both the northern region and the whole Russia, helping to save people's souls", Dmitry Zyliov addressed those present. "It is important that today the monastery remains a significant spiritual and cultural center, a magnet for thousands of suffering people who find support and consolation here. On this day, we are together with Metropolitan Cornelius, the vicar of the monastery and the clergy, with those people for whom faith is not just words. And, although the ceremony is taking place in a modest format due to the situation with the coronavirus, this does not belittle the importance of this event for the Orthodox world. Vladimir Yaroslavovich Krupchak donated not just a blagovest bell to the monastery – it is the voice of Siysky religious house soul, a symbol of the invincibility of this spiritual crown jewel of the North".
Dmitry Zyliov also expressed confidence that soon thousands of pilgrims would be able to come to the monastery again to pray, to listen to the lilting ringing of the new blagovest bell.