The relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Moscow bowed to 1 million pilgrims

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photobacteria believers the Holy relics of St. Nicholas in the Cathedral of Christ the SaviorThe relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Moscow bowed to 1 million pilgrims© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

The relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Moscow from may 22, bowed to 1 million pilgrims, said on Friday 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.

«Today, according to the operational headquarters, the number of pilgrims from different regions of Russia and foreign countries, to worship the relics of Saint Nicholas, reached 1 million people. According to statistics from the CIS often come pilgrims from Ukraine and Belarus. Bus service is mainly used by groups from the European part of Russia, and southern regions and the Crimea is not inferior to the number of the Central Federal district», — stated in the message.

According to the headquarters, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior has already visited the faithful of the 142 dioceses of the Russian Orthodox Church for a month of stay of the Shrine in Moscow in the capital organized arrived about 2,500 buses. There are pilgrims from distant regions who come on trains and planes. Individual statistics headquarters for it does not lead, but advises on how to get to the capital.

«The largest number of pilgrims from the regions falls on Saturday. Volunteers and operational services of the city every Saturday take up to 500 buses. An ordinary day, their number does not exceed 100», — reported on its website.

In the last week of stay of the relics of the Saint in Moscow, the operational headquarters predicts «the increase in the number of believers». So, last Saturday, July 8 will one-time arrival of about 800 buses from the regions.