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Monday, February 4, 2013

RUSSIA: Alexander Nevsky's relic to go to Georgia


Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill has given a relic of Russian Prince and Saint Alexander Nevsky to the Georgian Orthodox Church.

The ceremony took place after the liturgy in the Assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin conducted by Patriarch Kirill and Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II.

Patriarch Kirill said that 2013 marked 750 years since the Prince’s death and stressed that St. Alexander Nevsky was also venerated in Georgia and the capital of Georgia Tbilisi had a St. Alexander Nevsky Church.

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