The decision on installation of the icon was made after the Russian historical society sent the petition to His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. The icon was painted this year, at anniversary of the Russian notariat. 150 years ago on April 27, 1866 the emperor Alexander II signed the Regulations on notarial part which laid the foundation for forming the notariat in Russia as a separate legal institution.
In day of liturgy and consecrating the numerous delegation of representatives of notarial community under the leadership of the president of Federal notarial chamber Konstantin Korsik was arrived into the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. At the ceremony the presidents of notarial chambers of territorial subjects of the Russian Federation, board members of Federal notarial chamber, notaries from different regions of Russia, representatives of scientific historical community, the famous lawyers were present.
Priests made a ceremony of blessing of the icon of Christian martyrs Markian and Martiry esteemed as heavenly patrons of notaries.
After a solemn prayer each participant at the event had an opportunity to bow unto the icon.
After the icon installation ceremony the delegation of notaries laid flowers at the monument of the emperor Alexander II. Having finished festive events, the vice-president of Federal notarial chamber, the president of Notarial chamber of Moscow region Stanislav Smirnov, the vice-president of Nizhny Novgorod notarial chamber, the commission chairman on research of historical heritage of the Russian notariat Vitaly Anev, the head of the Moscow department “Associations of Orthodox Scientists” Svetlana Karskanova, the adviser of the Constitutional court of the Russian Federation Sergey Kartsev, the scientific consultant of the commission on research of historical heritage of the Russian notariat, the vice-president of institute of history of a Latin notariat Andrey Eremenko made a speech near the monument.
Representatives noted a need of providing a correlation of succession of generations, transfer of experience and observance of moral and ethical canons of notarial profession. Participants of the event supported preserving traditions, spiritual development, raising of respect for the institute of notariat.