In Russia, in the face of coronavirus epidemic, they organized a mass kissing of relics.

In Russia, in St. Petersburg, a ceremony of worshiping the relics of the prophet John the Baptist takes place: despite the spread of the coronavirus, thousands of believers put their lips to the relics, as reported by the publication "Fontanka".

The relics arrived at the Kazan Cathedral from Jerusalem. Believers kiss John’s relics from March 10, they will remain here until the 17th. Access to them is open from eight in the morning until 11 in the evening.
After touching the relics, the parishioners move deeper into the cathedral, where a miraculous icon hangs near the royal gate. Her believers also kiss, touch their hands, bring their children closer.

It is reported that a volunteer girl is standing next to the vessel, who is trying to wipe the vessel after each approach, but she does not keep up with everyone.

“The fight against the epidemic is reaching a new level. This will definitely help. Both the position of the Russian Orthodox Church and the position of Smolny are not entirely clear. It is difficult to assume that they are not aware of the risks and consequences. In this the case is at least criminal negligence, "commented a Russian blogger under the nickname El-Murid.


Por: Xyecoc (1601.68)

Etiqueta: Russia, Putin

Lugar: St-Petersburg, Russia