The relics of St. Spyridon can be observed in Moscow on September 22

© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Hinakura in photobanks the ark with the relics of St. Spyridon at the airport of Krasnodar. 24 Aug 2018The relics of St. Spyridon can be observed in Moscow on September 22© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Highacidity the image Bank

The ark with the relics of St. Spyridon on Thursday, the feast of the Nativity of the blessed virgin, will bring to Moscow for veneration by the faithful; access to the Shrine in the temple of Christ the Savior will be opened starting Saturday, September 22.

The ark with the right hand (right hand) of St Spyridon, residing in Greece, August 24, travels through the cities of Russia, and has already visited Krasnodar, Ekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo, the Moscow region, Tula, Saint Petersburg, Tver, Saratov, Cheboksary and Yaroslavl. Moscow – final point of the route.

«The celebratory service and meeting of the relics in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, headed by his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. The beginning of worship, 14.00», — told RIA Novosti in the press service of the General Church events.

Access to the relics of the Saint will be open daily from 22 September to 14 October from 8.00 to 20.00. Monday, October 15, after the morning service and the prayer service will take place solemn the right hand of Saint Spyridon from Moscow to Corfu.

Advice to pilgrims

The organizers of the misleading translation of the relics of the pilgrims, wishing to worship the relic needs to get to the metro station «Park Kultury» or «Oktyabrskaya» and walk to the promenade in the Park of arts «Muzeon», where will begin the passage to the temple of Christ the Savior. The route will lie on Yakimanskaya and Crimean quays and the Patriarchal bridge. The passage to the temple from the metro station «Kropotkinskaya» will be closed.

Believers from other regions are advised to arrive to Moscow on the railway transport, in connection with the difficult transport situation in the capital. Parking for coaches organized pilgrimage groups from the dioceses will be in front of the main entrance to the Park of arts «Muzeon» on the part of the Garden ring.

A «gateway for organised groups is not provided. All the pilgrims are in the common queue,» — said in the organizing Committee. During the turn will be a bus for vacation, paid food, free toilets, ambulances. All questions will be able to meet the volunteers of the Association «Orthodox volunteers».

Also, pilgrims are advised to bring warm clothes, umbrella, raincoat, a supply of water in a plastic bottle and, in the presence of medical indications, not to forget the necessary medication.

Saint Spyridon

Saint Spyridon of Trimyphunteia was born towards the end of III century on island Cyprus. It is known that he was a shepherd, had a wife and children. All their money, the future Hierarch was given to the needs of neighbors and strangers, for which he was rewarded with the gift of wonderworking and healing the hopelessly ill. After the death of his wife, Spyridon was elected Bishop of the city of Trimifunt. According to Church tradition, Saint Spyridon performed many miracles through his prayers stopped the drought, healed the sick, multiplied the oil in the Church lamps. Knowing the secret sins of the people, the Saint exhorted them to repentance and correction. He, even as a Bishop, still herded sheep and worked in the field.

348 during the prayers of Saint Spyridon died and was buried in the Church of the Holy apostles in Trimifunt. In the middle of VII century his relics were transferred to Constantinople, and in 1453 on the island of Corfu. There in town, they are still preserved in the temple in the name Spyridon.