The international pedestrian religious procession devoted by 65-й to anniversary of a victory in the Great Patriotic War, will pass in 2009-2010 through several CIS countries.
I told about it on a press - conferences in Kursk the head of religious procession and the manager of regional office of the all-Russian social movement "For belief and the Fatherland" Yury Shishkov, reports www.pravoslavie.ru.
"Its main goal, - he told, - prayerfully to honor memory of the soldiers who have fallen for belief and the Fatherland in days of the Great Patriotic War and other military conflicts.
Religious procession will take place in two stages. It will begin on April 7, 2009 - for a holiday of the Lady day of the Blessed Virgin from Kishenev. Its participants will proceed on the Moldavian cities and villages and on April 13 will enter on the territory of Odessa region.
Then along the line there will be Nikolaev, Kherson areas and the Crimean peninsula. And on May 24, in Saint Kirill equal to the apostles and Mefodiy's Day, in Sevastopol its first stage will come to the end.
At the second stage, in 2010, believing from Sevastopol прошествуют along the Black Sea coast through Novorossiysk, Abkhazia, Georgia to Armenia.
As Yury Shishkov noted, the wonder-working icon of the Mother of God "Sign" Kursk Radical becomes the main icon of religious procession.
The orthodox will bear also an icon of the heavenly patron of the Russian troops St. Georgy Pobedonosts, Saint Serafim Sarovsky's icon and his icon of the Mother of God "Affection".
On the way believers of other dioceses will join participants of religious procession.