A traditional procession in St. Petersburg in honor of the relics of St. Alexander Nevsky on Tuesday, September 12, resembled a demonstration against the film “Matilda”. About it writes “Komsomolskaya Pravda in St. Petersburg”.
The faithful carried placards in support of Nicholas II, photographs and portraits of the Imperial family.
The event was attended by Chairman of city legislative Assembly Vyacheslav Makarov. “Russia is the last hope of God, — the politician said. — That is why the Lord protects Russia. And we all need to understand where the Orthodox faith, there is always victory.”
Route from Kazan Cathedral to the Alexander Nevsky monastery on the Neva Avenue, according to city Archdiocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, were about one hundred thousand people. “A lot of people have joined the March as you move the column”, — TASS was told by the representatives of the Church.
The annual procession in commemoration of St. Alexander Nevsky was founded in the XVIII century by Empress Elizabeth Petrovna. The tradition of holding it restored in 2013 when the Northern capital celebrated the 300th anniversary named in honor of the Holy Russian Prince laurels.