The relics of St. Nicholas were sent from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
Moscow. July 13. INTERFAX.RU — IN the Cathedral of Christ the Savior early Thursday morning held a prayer service in connection with the wires of the relics of St. Nicholas in St. Petersburg, the correspondent of “Interfax”.
Led the prayer service, Metropolitan Arseny of Istra, the first vicar of his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia in concelebration of the clergy. In the temple praying monks.
“Must’ve been very hard all these days to employees of the Cathedral to carry out their duties,” — said the Metropolitan. According to him, to venerate the relics with the “sighs” came from Astrakhan to the Far East. “We here in Moscow I saw a lot of our fellow citizens who stood on the quay of the Moscow river a few hours to have a moment of touch to the Shrine,” he said.
Metropolitan Arseny expressed the hope that all the prayers and mourning will be heard by the Holy Saint Nicholas. The Archbishop thanked everyone who came early in the morning to say goodbye to the relics and ordinary people, and state — and asked all present to pray that the path of the relics in the Northern capital went well and that the residents met the Holy “with the same joy, solemnity and sublimity” with which it was greeted in Moscow.