Procession went through Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

From 30 May until 29 July 2013 an international procession with relics of Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles, devoted to the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia went through territories of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus 

The main goal of this solemn procession was to show timeless spiritual values of Orthodoxy, towards which Saint Vladimir led his people 1025 years ago. The procession visited Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Nizhniy Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Pyatigorsk, Saint Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Babruysk, Gomel, Mozyr, Minsk, Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk, Chernivtsi, Bochany monastery,Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra,  Uzhhorod, Sviatohirsk, Donetsk, Lugansk. Kharkov, Chernigov, Kiev. All hierarchs, representatives of the authorities and civilian society, as well as hundreds of thousand believers from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus venerated the relics of Holy Prince Vladimir. In many places  cultural events, youth gatherings and discussions with priests took place during the procession. 

The relics of Holy Prince Vladimir on the territory of the Russian Federation were escorted by hieromonk Ambrosius from Saint Sergius Lavra of the Trinity and hieromonk Jefrem from Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery, while on the territory of Ukraine and Belarus were escorted by hieromonk Michey from Moscow's monastery of Saint Daniel.

The organization of the procession was helped by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Exarchat of Belarus, Government of the Russian Federation, "Russian Railways", as well as the International organization " Day of the Baptism of Russia".

The Procession arrived in Moscow on 30 July. The relics of Holy Prince Vladimir came back to its resting place - the church of Christ the Saviour.

Source:  Moscow Patriarchate