A Reliquary with the Relics of Holy Martyrs Elizabeth and Varvara to Travel to Russia

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus and the members of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, a portion of the relics of Holy Martyrs Elizaveta and Varvara will travel to Russia, to be met that evening by clergy and faithful at Christ the Savior Cathedral. These relics of the holy martyrs, which have performed many miracles, will arrive in the Russian capital by August 5, and from there they will travel to the Far East—to Yakutsk, Anadyr, Magadan and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. From Vladivostok, the reliquary will travel along the Trans-Siberian Railroad throughout the country.

The relics will be carried by a regular train to which a special chapel-car will be attached. Worshipers of all Federal Districts and of all dioceses of Russia will be able to venerate the relics.

The holy new martyrs' relics will also visit Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova (including the Dniestr Region), Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tadjikistan, Kyrghyz, Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Baltic states.