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St. Andrew's Cross to be Delivered to Russia, Ukraine, Belarus

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    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3039079/posts St. Andrew s Cross to be Delivered to Russia, Ukraine, Belarus Interfax ^ | 7/3/13 Posted on
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      St. Andrew's Cross to be Delivered to Russia, Ukraine, Belarus
      Interfax ^ | 7/3/13

      Posted on Thursday, July 04, 2013 11:09:29 AM by marshmallow

      Moscow, July 3, Interfax - With the Russian patriarch and Archbishop
      Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece's blessing the Foundation of St.
      Andrew the First Called will start organizing the delivery of the cross
      of the Apostle St. Andrew the First Called to Russia, Ukraine and
      Belarus, the domain of the Russian Orthodox Church.

      "The cross on which the Apostle was crucified is kept at an Orthodox
      church in Patras, Greece, in Peloponnese. It is a holy relic for the
      Christian world. Its delivery into the domain of the Russian Orthodox
      Church is timed to coincide with the 1025th anniversary of the
      Christianization of Russia," the Foundation's spokesman Alexander
      Gatilin told Interfax.

      The cross will be in St. Petersburg from July 11 to 15, in Moscow from
      July 16 to 26, in Kiev from July 26 to 28 and in Minsk from July 29 to
      August 2.

      The delivery of St. Andrews' Cross to St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kiev and
      Minsk is to signify that the three nations' spiritual life has the same
      root - the blessing St. Andrew gave and the christening in Kiev in 988,"
      he said.
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