ROC advises to spend useful time in the queue to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photobacteria believers the Holy relics of St. Nicholas in the Cathedral of Christ the SaviorROC advises to spend useful time in the queue to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

In the Russian Orthodox Church has listed a number of important recommendations for the believers, standing in the queue to the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Moscow.

From 21 may the relics are in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. With 13 hours on may 22 to him opened free access for pilgrims. Access to the relics in the capital is open daily until 12 July from 8.00 to 21.00. The Shrine has already bowed to more than one million people.

«Being in a queue is given, which can bring spiritual benefit to the pilgrim. Do not waste your time: take the text of the akathist to St. Nicholas, the prayer book, the gospel. <…> Already in the queue on the promenade you can read the akathist to pray in your own words and ask for those who are dear to you, and about yourself. As experience shows, so time will pass faster and you will have time to carefully ask about everything and everyone,» reads the official website of the bringing of the relics to Russia.

Organizers remind that all along the Prechistenskaya embankment is divided into compartments. This is due to the fact that «allows people not to stand in the back of each other and don’t rush», in the transition from section to section no matter where the pilgrim – in the early group or at the end.

«While in the Bay you can sit in a specially standing here on the bus, lean on the railing of the embankment. Some take with them folding chairs and mats-foam» — reminiscent of the Russian Orthodox Church.


With the blessing of Patriarch Kirill, everyone who stood in line until it was closed in 18.00, «be sure to get to the relics in the day.» Pilgrims must not forget that they must be dressed in accordance with «the tradition of Christian piety» — women in skirts below the knees, and men in clothing that covers shoulders and knees.

«Take care of your comfortable health. If the day is Sunny, bring a hat or a Panama hat, sunglasses, sunscreen. Due to the capricious nature of this summer, don’t forget an umbrella or a raincoat, a windbreaker. In cold weather, dress accordingly. If necessary, take medications that you regularly take,» advised the believers.

Wishing to venerate the relics of the Saint should be remembered that at the entrance to the place they will search. Therefore, you cannot take liquids in glass containers, flammable liquids, including perfumes and deodorants, sharps.

«You should be prepared for the fact that venerates the relics very quickly. This is justified by giving each pilgrim at least two or three seconds more time standing in the queue for the other will last twice as long. That is why you should devote to prayer the waiting time in the queue. If you want to attach to the relics of St. Nicholas icons, pectoral scapular – in advance take them in hand and attach to the side of the ark, in which repose the relics, in the moment when will put lips to the top», — noticed by the organizers.