Unique Shrine will be brought to Bulgaria from the Russian monastery on mount Athos

© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the temple vmch. Panteleimon at the Central clinical hospital № 1Мощи (Chapter) of the Holy great Martyr Panteleimon.Unique Shrine will be brought to Bulgaria from the Russian monastery on mount Athos© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the temple vmch. Panteleimon at the Central clinical hospital № 1

Unique relics from mount Athos will be available for veneration to the believers of Bulgaria – the country will bring the head healer Panteleimon, which is stored in Russian monastery on mount Athos, as well as a copy of the miracle-working icon «vsetsaritsa» from Vatopedi monastery, says the Bulgarian newspaper «Standard».

«The relics of St. healer Panteleimon on 26 July, will meet in the Church in the Metropolitan area of Knyazhevo», — notes the edition.

The Shrine, according to the newspaper, will meet the Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church Patriarch Neofit and the clergy of Sofia. The relics are available for veneration in the Bulgarian capital until 31 July.

Saturday, July 15, from Russia to the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv has brought particles of the mantle and robe of the virgin. In Russia, the relic is held in the home Church of the Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox University.

The GreatMartyr and healer Panteleimon was born in the year 275 in Nicomedia in the family of the illustrious pagan. According to the biography, he converted to Christianity after praying to Jesus Christ, he was able to resurrect a child who died from a snake bite. After that he became free to treat people. Its popularity grew, which naturally could not fail to irritate doctors competitors. As often happens in such cases, it all ended with a denunciation, arrest, torture and execution in the year 305.

The first description of life, suffering and death of the great Martyr Panteleimon were witnesses to his execution, Lawrence, bassos and probios. And as soon as it ended the persecution of Christians in the same IV century, the churches in the name of the Saint was erected in Nicomedia, Sebasteia, Armenian and Constantinople and then in Rome.

In 1169 the Cathedral of the Holy mountain Athos gave to Russian monks of the monastery of St. Panteleimon.

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