ROC has updated the recommendations for those wishing to venerate the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in photobacteria of pilgrims to the relics of St. NicholasROC has updated the recommendations for those wishing to venerate the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

Nonresident pilgrims wishing to venerate the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in groups, it is necessary to have a mobile phone and a lapel badge with the city name and numbers, said Thursday the press center of the Headquarters for organization of access of believers to 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.

«Pilgrims should get ready to worship the Shrine. To take a means of communication (cell phone); to have recorded the phone numbers of the senior team and driver; having on the breast a badge with it written on phones and the name of your city; if there are medical reasons to take medications that you take regularly; the eldest of the group at the entrance of the temple to hold over your head a sign with the group name (in large letters)», — stated in the recommendation.

In addition, «for a comfortable stay in the queue» to the relics of the pilgrims from Moscow and Moscow suburbs it is recommended to choose the week and the second half on Sunday. At the weekend the estimated time spent in the queue is 8-10 hours, and on weekdays about 3-5 hours.

«The press center of the Headquarters drew attention that Saturday and the first half of the day of resurrection are the priority «regional days». According to statistics by volunteers, and operational services of the city, we accept up to 500 buses every Saturday. An ordinary day, their number does not exceed 100,» — says the organizers.

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