Orthodox expedition to Everest

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Orthodox Expedition to EverestOn may 19, 2012, took place the ascension of a Russian traveler and the priest Fedor Konyukhov, to the highest peak of the world - Everest. At the top the Fedor Konyukhov raised an Orthodox cross, as a symbol of the love of the Lord and His Grace for all people of the Earth.

 

Orthodox Expedition to EverestNear the cross is the icon with the image of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, this is a copy of the icon of the Saint, which is located in the city of Bari, the Holy relics of the Saint.

On October 30, 2011, the «Progress-M13-M» spaceship delivered an Icon of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker to the International space station. This Icon of the patronus of all travelers was delivered for the ISS crews and will be on board during the entire period of station operation.

During the day the Icon of Saint Nicholas commits 16 orbits around the Earth. For the year, the icon goes around the Earth 5 840 times.

The icon was brought by the all-Russian program «Orthodox expedition».

O Holy Hierarch father Nikola, pray to God for us!

Lord have mercy on us, forgive us, and save us sinners.

 

Orthodox Expedition to Everest

Orthodox Expedition to Everest

 

Orthodox Expedition to Everest

Orthodox Expedition to Everest

 

Orthodox Expedition to Everest

 

Orthodox Expedition to Everest

 

Orthodox Expedition to Everest

 

Orthodox Expedition to Everest

 

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