ROC advised to Muscovites not to go to the relics of St. Nicholas on Saturdays

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in photobacteria of pilgrims to the relics of St. NicholasROC advised to Muscovites not to go to the relics of St. Nicholas on Saturdays© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The organizers access to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Moscow advised residents of the capital and suburbs to make a pilgrimage to the Shrine on Saturdays due to the large number of believers from the regions, the official website of the translation of the relics of.

The relics of St. Nicholas for the first time in history brought to Russia. With may 21, they are in the temple of Christ the Savior. With 13 hours on may 22 to him opened free access for pilgrims. Access to the relics is open daily until 12 July from 8.00 to 21.00.

«Due to the fact that a large number of pilgrims from the regions come to worship the relics of St. Nicholas on Saturdays, we recommend you to inhabitants of Moscow and Moscow region to choose for a pilgrimage of any other days except the Sabbath,» the statement reads.

The waiting time in the queue, according to organizers, on Saturday up to 12 hours on weekdays, the waiting can last 3-4 hours. So last Saturday — June 10 — the queue to the relics stretches for eight kilometers to the metro station «Sportivnaya».

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