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Nicholas The Wonderworker's relics in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour will be met on May 21 by the patriarch - RIA Novosti, 5/10/2017


Marble throne over relics of the Prelate Nicholas The Wonderworker. Archival photo
MOSCOW, on May 10 — RIA Novosti. The meeting of relics of one of the most esteemed Christian Saints – Nicholas The Wonderworker – will be headed in Moscow, in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, before an evening church service on May 21 by the patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill; believers will be able to bow to a shrine of 12 hours in days, have reported on Wednesday RIA Novosti in the patriarchal press service. Relics of the prelate Nicholas The Wonderworker will bring from May 21 to July 28 to Russia from the Italian city of Bari, the patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill and the Pope Francis have agreed about it during the historical meeting in Havana. "The shrine will be brought to the cathedral cathedral Cathedral of Christ the Saviour by the beginning of an evening church service, on the eve of day of remembrance of the prelate Nikolay, on May 21. The festive church service and a meeting of relics in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour will be headed on May 21 by the most Saint patriarch Kirill, the beginning of a church service at 17:00" — have reported in patriarchy. In 930 years of stay of relics of the prelate Nikolay in Bari they never left the cities. The prelate Nikolay — one of the most esteemed Saints in all Christian world. According to ROC, every year hundreds of believers of the Moscow patriarchy arrive to Bari to bow to a shrine, however for most of Orthodox Christians of Russia such distant pilgrimages are difficult to achieve. The press service of general church actions has already begun order taking for publicizing of stay of relics of Nicholas The Wonderworker in Moscow. From May 22 to July 12 they will be available to pilgrims in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. From July 13 to July 28 relics will be in St. Petersburg. "Access for pilgrims to a shrine in Moscow will be organized on May 22 from 12:00 till 21:00. From May 23 to July 12 access for pilgrims will be provided from 8:00 till 21:00" — have specified in patriarchy. In days of finding of a shrine in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour the press center will work. The prelate Nikolay lived in the 4th century in Asia Minor (nowadays the territory of Turkey), he was a priest, and then and the archbishop of the city of Mira Likiyskiye. The church legend has kept certificates of the numerous miracles made by the prelate and his extraordinary mercy. The prelate Nicholas The Wonderworker is considered the patron of all wandering.

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