Moscow church keeps Saint Barbara relics
The Church of the Holy Assumption of Moscow keeps unique relics of the Christian world, the only ones in the Russian Federation. Among them is a fragment of the True Cross, which the Catholicos gave to the church on its opening day. The church acquired the relic of Gregory the Illuminator in a Paris auction. Lately, a relic of Saint Barbara has been added to the unique relics of the church, brought to Moscow from one of the old Greek monasteries.