Belorussian Orthodox Church – Nadezhda Filipchik
News Prepared form OCP Media Network – June 2015
Minsk: The shrine with the relics of St. Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, the Evangelizer of Russia will be brought to the Belarusian city of Minsk on the 20th of June. It is planned to bring the shrine also to the cities of Brest, Grodno, Mogilev and Vitebsk. The relics will stay in Belarus till the 7th of July.
The shrine will be brought to Belarus as a part of the celebrations of the thousand years since the passing away of saint prince Vladimir. The bringing of the relics was blessed by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
The event is being organized at the initiative of the Russian Orthodox Church and with the help of the Foundation of St. Basil the Great. The bringing of the relics to Belarus is a part of the great campaign which will also involve bringing of the shrine to 45 cities in Russia.