Translation of relics of Grand Princess Elizaveta Fyodorovna and nun Barbara

Translation of relics of Grand Princess Elizaveta Fyodorovna and nun Barbara
In 2004–2005 with blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Alexis II and Metropolitan Laurus of East America and New-York the Foundation of St. Andrew the First-Called organized the unprecedented sacred procession with the relics of righteous martyrs Great Duchess Elizaveta Fyodorovna, who founded the Convent of Martha and Mary, and nun Barbara.

Translation of the shrine with the relics to Russia and CIS countries was the first joint project of the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. During seven months over ten million believers in Russia, Belorussia, Latvia, Kirgizia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan got a chance to worship the relics translated from the Church of Holy Mary Magdalen, Equal of the Apostles, in Jerusalem (Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia).