Once again the OCA website has provided more beautiful picturesof the Tikvin's Icon back home. Included is it's final shrine. Many of the pictures of the inside of churches were museums or closed when I was there in 1988. The inside of the church of the 'Spilled Blood' is shown. It was the first church I saw when we came into St Petersburgh from Helsinki. It was closed at the time but there was a young soviet soldier in uniform standing in front of it praying, Crossing himself and bowing in front of it. It was then I finally realized I was actually in Russia! Enjoy these pictures. They are beautiful.
Thousands wait in line to venerate Tikhvin Icon in the Kazan Cathedral in St Petersburgh, Russia. Cathedral remained opened 24hrs for five days to handle the crowds -http://www.oca.org/pages/events/2004/07.July/0708TikhvinRussia/0707TikhvinKazan/index.html
Tikhon Icon enshired in its final home in Tikhvin, Russia. Pics include one of Metropolitan Herman & Patriarch Alexi standing before the new Shrine for the Tikhvin Icon where it is now enshrined in Tikhvin, Russia -http://www.oca.org/pages/events/2004/07.July/0708TikhvinRussia/0709%20FeastIcon/index.html
Beautiful Pics of the inside of 'Christ The Saviour Cathedral of the Spilled Blood' in St Petersburgh, Russiahttp://www.oca.org/pages/events/2004/07.July/0708TikhvinRussia/0710SpilledBlood/index.html
More beautiful pics of the inside of the Kazan Cathedral in St Petersburgh, Russia -http://www.oca.org/pages/events/2004/07.July/0708TikhvinRussia/0711KazanLiturgy/index.html