The icon will be carried to 150 churches in 120 cities and towns.
The main icon of the Russian Armed Force, the Icon of the Saviour, Image Not-Made-By-Hands, or Acheiropoieta, has arrived at Kronstadt and will be offered for revering in Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas. Officers and soldiers of the St. Petersburg Harrison and cadets of the city’s military schools met the icon.
The icon will remain in Kronstadt until March 23, then it will be carried to St. Petersburg, first to the Trinity Cathedral and then to the Saint Nicholas Cathedral of the Epiphany, where it will remain until March 31.
The icon started it trip from Sevastopol in the Crimea and will visit 120 cities and towns, 150 churches, and 300 military units across Russia travelling over 57 thousand kilometers.