The number of believers, worship the relics of St. Nicholas in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the Savior, has exceeded half a million people. This was told “Interfax” press Secretary of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, the priest Alexander Volkov.
“Queue length reaches an average of three kilometres,” he said.
A day in the temple comes from 18 to 48 thousand people. To get to the relics of the people fighting for about nine hours.
The Shrine will be available to believers until July 12. The next day the relics of St. Nicholas, which left the Italian city of Bari 930 years, will take to the worship of Christians in Petersburg. There they will stay until July 28.
30 may the head of the Synodal information Department of Church Vladimir Legoyda called a queue to the relics of St. Nicholas “little feat”. For many, according to him, this pilgrimage will be the first step on the path to faith.
The relics were brought to Moscow on 21 may by agreement of Patriarch Kirill with Pope Francis. It was achieved following the meeting in Havana in February 2016.