AUTHOR: Igor Smykov
ABSTRACT: On March 19, 2020, the day of celebration of the icons of the Mother of God “Gracious Heaven” and “Czestochowa”, the miraculous myrrh-streaming icon of Tsar Nicholas with the blessing of the Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga Varsonofy, was encircled in a plane around St. Petersburg.
The Cross Flight was organized by the Coordinating Council of Patriotic Forces of the St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region, the National Society of Zealots of the Blessed Memory of Emperor Paul the First.
The plane was launched from the flight field of Gostilitsa.
In the morning there was a snowstorm and strong wind in some areas of St. Petersburg, and many orthodox St. Petersburger’s called to find out if the flight would take place, but by 9 a.m. the sky had cleared and sunny favorable weather had established, truly – “Gracious Heaven”!
Before the departure on the flight field before the miraculous image of the Sovereign was served a prayer service by the archpriest Father Georgy Sychev.
During the flight, prayers were recited before the Icon.