Cossacks to hold crucession through Penza churches with Tashlin icon of God’s Mother
Penza, 8 March 2015. PenzaNews. Members of the Volga Military Cossack Society plan to organize a crucession (crux procession) through the churches of the Penza archdiocese with the Tashlin icon of the Mother of God, called “The Lady Deliverer,” starting on April 20.
The crucession will begin at the building of the Penza Diocese management and will go down along Moskovskaya street.
This is the second year the members of the Volga Military Cossack Society are holding the crucession with the blessing of His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
In the Nizhny Novgorod archdiocese, the revered icon already visited the Gorodets and Lyshkovo dioceses, and two deaneries of the Vyksun diocese.
The miraculous icon was brought to the Nizhny Novgorod diocese on November 19, 2014. Since then, the holy relic has visited almost all deaneries there.
The crucession arrived to Arzamas on January 16, 2015.
The Cossacks plan to lead the crucession through the residence territory of the Volga Cossack Army, which includes almost all the Volga Federal District, says the press service of the Penza diocese.