In Saratov more than 50 thousand people venerated the relics of St. Spyridon of trimythous

© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Hinakura in Photobacterium are in the queue to the relics of St. Spyridon. Archival photoIn Saratov more than 50 thousand people venerated the relics of St. Spyridon of trimythous© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Highacidity the image Bank

More than 50 thousand people in Saratov bowed to the ark with the right hand (right hand) of St. Spyridon were brought to Russia from the Greek island of Corfu, said Wednesday the regional Ministry of internal policy and public relations.

The Shrine was in the Holy protection Church on Gorky street in the centre of Saratov.

«Continuous flow, in spite of the rain and bad weather, the believers went to worship the Shrine. About thirty hours the Shrine is from the Greek island of Corfu has been in our city… All this time to the Shrine around the clock continuous procession of people walked. About 52 thousand people have visited these days in the Holy protection Church» — said in the message.

The Ministry said that to worship the Shrine to Saratov was visited by pilgrims from Volgograd, Astrakhan, Penza and Samara regions.

As specified on the website of the Saratov Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox Church, the ark with the relics of Spyridon was in Saratov Monday and left the city on Tuesday evening.

The first city stay the hand of St. Spyridon was in Russia Krasnodar. In addition to Saratov, one of the cities where it will visit the Shrine, entered Ekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo, Moscow, Tula, Saint Petersburg, Tver, Cheboksary and Yaroslavl. In Moscow the relics will be from 22 September to 15 October, the faithful will be able to worship him in the temple of Christ the Savior.

Saint Spyridon of Trimyphunteia was born towards the end of III century on island Cyprus. It is known that he was a shepherd, had a wife and children. All their money, the future Hierarch was given to the needs of neighbors and strangers, for which he was rewarded with the gift of wonderworking and healing the hopelessly ill. After the death of his wife, Spyridon was elected Bishop of the city of Trimifunt. According to Church tradition, Saint Spyridon performed many miracles through his prayers stopped the drought, healed the sick, multiplied the oil in the Church lamps. Knowing the secret sins of the people, the Saint exhorted them to repentance and correction. He, even as a Bishop, still herded sheep and worked in the field.

348 during the prayers of Saint Spyridon died and was buried in the Church of the Holy apostles in Trimifunt. In the middle of VII century his relics were transferred to Constantinople, and in 1453 on the island of Corfu. Here in Corfu, they are still preserved in the temple in the name Spyridon.

In Saratov more than 50 thousand people venerated the relics of St. Spyridon of trimythous© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in fotopechat and place of stay of the relics of Spyridon in Russia