The relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Moscow: what you need to know to pilgrims

© RIA Novosti / Ruslan to Krivobokova in photobacteria to the relics in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Archival photoThe relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Moscow: what you need to know to pilgrims© RIA Novosti / Ruslan to Krivobokova the image Bank

Pilgrims wishing to venerate the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Moscow, will have to arrive to metro station «Park of culture» to stand in line, but in the case of a large number of people wishing to go to the «Frunzenskaya» or «Sparrow hills,» according to city Staff on the organization of mass the faithful to the Shrine.

Previously, the ROC announced that any «VIP pass» to the relics of that period of 52 days (22 may-12 July) will be in the Christ the Savior Cathedral, will not.

«Pilgrims have to drive to the metro station «Culture Park» (ring or radial) and walk to the Prechistenskaya embankment (near Krymsky bridge) where you can stand in the queue and from there to the Temple of Christ the Savior», — stated in the message.

If the number of those wishing to worship the relic will be very large, the queue will be extended along the embankment towards the Luzhniki stadium. In this case, the believer will need to go to the metro station «Frunzenskaya» or «Sparrow hills», about which the organizers will inform online. Information about the actual queue length will be available on the official website of the translation of the relics of and the relevant groups in social networks.

«It is recommended to arrive in Moscow on railway transport (in conjunction with the ongoing road repair work and complicated traffic situation in the city center). The believers who will go to Moscow on buses as part of organized pilgrim groups, please let your Diocesan office and get there information about the Parking location of the buses on the territory of Moscow», — stressed the organizers.

Pilgrims are advised to bring a supply of water in plastic bottles of 0.5 l, to dress, taking into account forecasts of the meteorological services to be in the headdress, and — if there are medical reasons to take medications that must be taken regularly.

The greatest relics of the Christian Saint would be from 21 may to 28 July in Russia, this was agreed by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill and Pope Francis during the historic meeting in Havana. From 22 may to 12 July, they will be available for veneration in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, and then transported them to St. Petersburg. The relics of Saint Nicholas for the first time to leave the city of Bari, where they are constantly.