2008-09-26 16:14:00

Orthodox bishop consecrated the monuments of Nicholas the Miracle Worker in the most Northerly Russia's points

Arkhangelsk, September 26, Interfax - Bishop Tikhon of Arkhangelsk and Holmogory consecrated the sculptural images of Saint Nicholas on the Northern island of Novaya Zemlya and the island of Alexandra Land of Franz Josef Land archipelago.

The Bishop also inspected the local church which was built during the year and becomes the most Northern church in the world, the website of Arkhangelsk Diocese said on Friday.

The sculptures of Nicholas the Miracle Worker were manufactured and delivered to the Northern frontiers of Russia through the charitable Foundation of Saint Nicholas. One of the Foundation's aims is to glorify the name of Saint Nicholas as the patron of Ortodoxy and the protector of the Russian land.