The participants of the procession Sevastopol-Smolensk, devoted to the 1000 anniversary of the memory of Prince Vladimir, overcame more than 1000 miles and are moving along the border with Ukraine, said Last news the head of the pilgrimage Andrew Bardez.
Walking pilgrimage started from Sebastopol 26 April. Just the way the faithful will be 3 and a half months in Smolensk the procession will enter the 10th of August, in commemoration of the Smolensk icon of the Mother of God.
"After Novoshakhtinsk procession moves along border areas, sometimes being close to the border for a few kilometers and even closer. The guards would not advise it, but you know, allowed and promoted in the passage. Heat for 40 alternates rains, which are all praying and who accompany us, " said Bardis.
according to his statement, from Sevastopol there were about 50 people, and is currently at a standstill go a little more than 20, almost everything from the beginning. However, to the pilgrims every day join the locals and go, how many have the opportunity.
"once again convinced in the unifying power of walking procession, where citizens of different regions, ages, professions, with different spiritual and physical preparation it is easy to communicate and understand one another," - said the head of the Department.
The average age of participants of the procession - 40-50 years of age, and geographical region - Russia, Ukraine, Belarus. Most of the route runs along the border with Ukraine, and the Participants all along the way offer prayers for peace in this country.