In Honor of St. Nicholas, the Great Procession of Velikoretskoe

This year the pilgrimage in conjunction with the presence of the relics of St. Nicholas from Bari. On Thursday, June 8, one of the largest processions in Russia - indeed a real pilgrimage - was completed, the "Veliko-Peoplesko-Russian, or pan-Russian procession", to a village in the north of the country. This year the procession was solemnized by the special participation of the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill (Gundjaev). The pilgrimage traditionally takes place from June 3 to 8, and the main celebrations take place on June 5 and 6 at the Velikaja river (the "Great River") and in the churches of the monastery of St. Trifone … [Read more...]