Number worship the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of people close to a million

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in photobacteria of pilgrims to the relics of St. NicholasNumber worship the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of people close to a million© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The relics of St. Nicholas in Moscow on may 22, bowed almost 930 thousand pilgrims, the official website of the bringing of the Shrine.

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.

According to official data, every day to the Shrine follow on the average from 20 to 40 thousand people. Most people, as the organizers bowed to the Shrine on 7 and 8 June – and 47,9 45,3 thousand people, respectively.

As of mid-day June 21 the average time spent in the queue to the relics, which starts from the metro station «Frunzenskaya is 5 hours. Previously, the ROC recommended that the residents of Moscow and Moscow region to make the pilgrimage to the Shrine on Saturdays due to the fact that these days attracts a large number of believers from the regions. So, on Saturday, June 17, the waiting time in the queue was 12 hours.

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