ROC explained the queue to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
Turn to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Moscow is a “small feat” and “pilgrimage”.
About this informed the head of the Synodal information Department of Church Vladimir Legoyda in an interview to “Tsargrad”.
According to Legoyda, the queue at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior “pilgrimage”, which has “special meaning”. “Feat, because overcoming yourself. The words “exploit” and “movement” — the same root. The ascetic is a man in motion to Christ,” he said. According to him, this was the queue “for someone and begin the path to Christ.”
He lamented the fact that “dozens” of people “exercise in wit” about why stand in line, and refer to the fact that in Moscow there are other churches with the relics of Nicholas the Wonderworker. “So that is what has now become the main criterion for the worship of the sanctuary: the degree of comfort,” replied Legoyda.
Because of the huge queue that lined up to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, in the capital has limited traffic — one lane on Prechistenskaya embankment from the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour the Crimean bridge to the street Soft and Simonovska travel.
The relics of the Saint were brought to Moscow from the city of Bari (Italy) on 21 may. To venerate the relics of Christ’s faithful may from 22 may to 12 July in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
After that, the relics will be transported to St. Petersburg, where pilgrims can venerate him until July 28.