Translation of the Cincture of the Holy Mother
In 2011, at the blessing of His Holiness Kirill Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia the Foundation translated the great Christian relic to our country — the Cincture of the Holy Mother.
As long as the Cincture was on the Mount Athos where women are not allowed it was a special occasion for women in Russia who had a rare opportunity to see the relic. The sacred thing was in Russia from October 20 to November 28.
Initially the translation of the relic was supposed to take place in Saint-Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Norilsk, Vladivostok, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Diveyevo, Saransk, Samara, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad and Moscow. But there were so many people wishing to pay their respect in front of the relic that the towns of Tyumen, Volgograd and Stavropol were added to the list. The towns where the shrine with the Cincture of the Holy Mother was delivered were attended by pilgrims who came deliberately from neibour regions. People of all ages visited the churches. The total amount of those who came to pay their tribute to the relic was 3.5 million people.