Night Watch For the Crosses
People queue up at newsstands before dawn to get the relics
The sanctified cross, as well as the icon, might be placed or carried everywhere. The Holy Land relics, which 'The Standart' will give to its readers, are 3-cm. long and are made of olive wood. Most Christians prefer to carry them as a necklace, but they can be hanged up in places where God's help and protection is needed - in the car, in the office or in the room of a sick person. The cross can substitute the icon as home guardian.Unprecedented queues will form tomorrow morning in front of the newsstands. 70,000 readers of 'The Standart' will receive crosses sanctified in the Church of Holy Sepulture in Jerusalem. However, the people who want to have the relics are three times more, sellers say. Readers of The Standart have started to make lists since last week to make sure they will get the unique copy of the newspaper, neighbours of one of Sofia's districts explained.
The sanctified crosses were expected to arrive in Sofia late last night on board of Bulgaria Air flight. From the airport the symbols of faith will be carried to a bank vault. Tomorrow the crosses will be attached to The Standart's copy.