The reliquary containing the hand of St. Spyridon Greek island of Corfu taken to St. Catherine’s Cathedral in Krasnodar, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
The Christian Shrine was met at the airport of Krasnodar at about 11.00 GMT. At the entrance in the St. Catherine’s Cathedral, the relics of Spyridon of trimythous, several hundred believers had been expecting all morning. All those wishing to venerate the Shrine stretched from the yard of the Cathedral on the street a block away. Public order was supported by several members of the police and Cossacks. Representatives of the regional authorities. Among the greeters was also the Consul General of Cyprus in Krasnodar Ilias Mavrokefalos.
At St. Catherine’s Cathedral on the occasion of bringing of the relics began the prayer service with the participation of Metropolitan of Ekaterinodar and Kuban Isidor.
Access to the relics at St. Catherine’s Cathedral will be open around the clock on August 29. In the Cathedral waiting for the pilgrims from all southern Federal district.
After the Kuban ark with the right hand Spyridon will be delivered to Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo, the Moscow region, Tula, Saint Petersburg, Tver, Saratov, Cheboksary and Yaroslavl. In Moscow the relics will be from 22 September to 15 October, the faithful will be able to worship him in the temple of Christ the Savior. From 7 to 9 September the ark with the relics will bring in three suburban Church — Cyril and Methodius in Podolsk, the Holy spirit in the village of Shkin and the Dormition Cathedral in Kolomna. Everywhere except the capital, access to the relics will be organized around the clock — the exception is due to renovations in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.