In Moscow denied access to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

In Moscow on Wednesday, 12 July at 17:00 GMT closed access to the relics of St. Nicholas in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. It was the last day when believers could worship the Shrine in the capital. Now the relics will be transported to St. Petersburg, reports online edition

For 52 days, during which the relics were in Moscow, they are bowed more than 1.5 million people.

The relic will be transported to St. Petersburg on the night of July 13. In the morning it will meet at the Alexander Nevsky monastery, told Maria Korovin, head of the press center of the organizing Committee of the translation of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.

In Moscow from the Italian city of Bari, the relics were taken on may 21, it was the first time in history. An agreement on temporary transfer of the Russian Orthodox Church part of the relics were reached at the meeting of Patriarch Kirill with Pope Francis in February 2016.

Nikolay Chudotvorets (Saint Nicholas) is one of the most revered Christian saints. According to the biography, he was born in Asia Minor (now territory of Turkey) in the third century. Was Archbishop. Is the patron Saint of travelers, prisoners and orphans.