The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in photobacteria of pilgrims to the relics of Nicholas the Wonderworker. Archival photoThe ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

Such a large number of pilgrims to the relics of St. Nicholas in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow Patriarchate did not expect — and was «absolutely confounded», said on Saturday the press Secretary of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, the priest of Alexander Volkov.

According to the official website of the bringing of the Shrine on Friday evening, the relics of St. Nicholas, for the first time in history brought to Russia, Moscow bowed to 1 million pilgrims. From 21 may the relics are in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, from 22 may to them has opened free access for pilgrims. Access to the relics is open daily until 12 July from 8.00 to 21.00.

Answering the question about what did you expect in the Russian Church that the relics of the Saint will be so many people, the priest Alexander Volkov said, «honestly, no.»

«Initially, when we became aware of the fact that will bring power and was determined term of stay of the relics in Moscow, for some reason there was a feeling that for too long (will be power – ed.). There was a feeling that now in the first days of the week the people come, most will bow and then the wave subsides. But we were absolutely humiliated,» said Volkov, the radio station «Vesti FM».

He noted that a stream of people to the relics not only is not reduced. «We now predict that at the end of the finding of the relics in Moscow, the number of people increase significantly,» — said the press Secretary of the Patriarch.

Overall, of the relics of Saint in Russia wolves called «a positive development on a national scale, from a religious point of view.» «We write hundreds of thousands of grateful testimonials, and that’s really what people need, what they many years of waiting and finally came», he concluded.

The relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker was brought to Russia© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in potamocorbula the importation of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Russia was engaged in the Moscow Patriarchate. Previously, other shrines have taken various Orthodox funds.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in potamocorbula the importation of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Russia was engaged in the Moscow Patriarchate. Previously, other shrines have taken various Orthodox funds.© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotobanka of the Saint, brought to Moscow on the eve of his memory. The people this holiday is called «Nikola vernal».The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotobanka of the Saint, brought to Moscow on the eve of his memory. The people this holiday is called «Nikola vernal».© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly fotobank in Russia information about the arrival of the Shrine caused a huge stir. In the ROC expect that she will be able to worship by millions of people.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly fotobank in Russia information about the arrival of the Shrine caused a huge stir. In the ROC expect that she will be able to worship by millions of people.© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotobank Sunday the relics of Saint Nicholas were taken to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotobank Sunday the relics of Saint Nicholas were taken to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in Photobacterium everyone to touch the Shrine opens on may 22.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in Photobacterium everyone to touch the Shrine opens on may 22.© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly photobanks in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior to motorists blocked traffic.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly photobanks in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior to motorists blocked traffic.© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photomontage on the first day to the relics lined up in long queues.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photomontage on the first day to the relics lined up in long queues.© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly in fotobesplatnoe wishing to venerate the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Moscow, will have to come to the metro station «Park of culture» to stand in a queue.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly in fotobesplatnoe wishing to venerate the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Moscow, will have to come to the metro station «Park of culture» to stand in a queue.© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobank ROC announced that no «VIP passes» to the relics will not.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobank ROC announced that no «VIP passes» to the relics will not.© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photobanks 23 may in Moscow will officially arrive, the pilgrims from other regions.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photobanks 23 may in Moscow will officially arrive, the pilgrims from other regions.© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotoreceptori access to the relics will be provided only for disabled persons who cannot move without means and women with infants.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotoreceptori access to the relics will be provided only for disabled persons who cannot move without means and women with infants.© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in Photobacterium to the relics of St. Nicholas will be open from 8 am to 21 PM.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in Photobacterium to the relics of St. Nicholas will be open from 8 am to 21 PM.© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly in fotobank city staff warn that to get in line, you need to 17.00 in order to have time to go to the Shrine before the closing of the temple.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly in fotobank city staff warn that to get in line, you need to 17.00 in order to have time to go to the Shrine before the closing of the temple.© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photobacteria order and security in the area of the temple of Christ the Savior will provide more than two thousand law enforcement officers.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photobacteria order and security in the area of the temple of Christ the Savior will provide more than two thousand law enforcement officers.© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobank access to the Shrine involved volunteers.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobank access to the Shrine involved volunteers.© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotoracconti on a daily basis in two shifts of 200 people each.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotoracconti on a daily basis in two shifts of 200 people each.© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobanka of St. Nicholas will stay in Moscow 52 days.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobanka of St. Nicholas will stay in Moscow 52 days.© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photobacteria relics was one of the results of the historic meeting between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photobacteria relics was one of the results of the historic meeting between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis.© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Betemporary in photosangelina meeting of the ark with the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Moscow airport Vnukovo-3.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Betemporary in photosangelina meeting of the ark with the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Moscow airport Vnukovo-3.© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotoracconti with the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in the crypt of the Basilica of St. Nicholas in Bari.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotoracconti with the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in the crypt of the Basilica of St. Nicholas in Bari.© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobanka of the Department for External Church relations Metropolitan Hilarion at the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Bari.The ROC did not expect such a flow of people to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobanka of the Department for External Church relations Metropolitan Hilarion at the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Bari. /

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