Society and Church: Relics of Alexander Nevsky will be transferred from Russia to Serbia and Montenegro

24 March 2010
Source: Interfax

The Board of guardians of ‘Alexander Nevsky’ program will organize the transfer of the Saint prince Alexander Nevsky relics from Russia to Serbia and Montenegro.

The resolution was made during the first meeting of the program’s board of guardians presided by Patriarch of Moscow and All-Russia Cyril in Moscow State Institute of International Relations. In September of 2010 according to the year’s plan the relics of the saint prince will be also transferred to Primorsky territory, Sakhalin island and Kuryly.

In 2010 the main events of the program will be dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the Great Victory and the 790th anniversary of saint prince Alexander Nevsky. It is also planned to organize a holiday for children and youth called ‘Alexander Days’ in memory of the saint prince. The holiday will take place in Pskov and other towns related to the saint’s life. In the village of Troitskoye, Sakhalin region, a church will be sanctified in the name of Alexander Nevsky.