Anton Pospelov. The Cross of the Apostle Andrew in Moscow

From July 19–25, 2013, the Cross of the Apostle Andrew the First Called is placed for veneration in the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. This sacred treasure of Christianity was brought from Greece for the celebration of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia. It is believed that the Apostle Andrew visited what is now Kiev, and possibly other places in Russia. As tradition has it, St. Andrew stood on the hills of Kiev and prophesied that this would be a great Christian nation.
Anton Pospelev of Pravoslavie.ru presents his photo reportage of this event.

View of the queue outside the Cathedral, as seen from the bell tower.

View of the queue outside the Cathedral, as seen from the bell tower.

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

A member of the “Russian Union of Life Savers”.

A member of the “Russian Union of Life Savers”.

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Women with small children are let in first.

Women with small children are let in first.

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

The second to last barrier.

The second to last barrier.

Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru

By the entrance to the Cathedral.

By the entrance to the Cathedral.

Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

By the Cross of the Apostle Andrew.

By the Cross of the Apostle Andrew.

Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Small paper icons are distributed as a blessing.

Small paper icons are distributed as a blessing.

Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Distributing the icons.

Distributing the icons.

Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

At the Cathedral exit.

At the Cathedral exit.

Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

Anton Pospelev / Pravoslavie.ru

The Christ the Savior Cathedral.

The Christ the Savior Cathedral.

Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru

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