In Moscow will gain access to the relics of St. Spyridon of trimythous

© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Hinakura in fotoracconti with the relics of St. Spyridon. Archival photoIn Moscow will gain access to the relics of St. Spyridon of trimythous© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Highacidity the image Bank

Orthodox believers, starting on Saturday, will be able to worship in Moscow the relics of St. Spyridon, access will be open from 22 September to 14 October in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

The ark with the right hand (right hand) of St Spyridon, residing in Greece, August 24 brought to Russia. Since that time he has already visited Krasnodar, Ekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo, the Moscow region, Tula, Saint Petersburg, Tver, Saratov, Cheboksary and Yaroslavl.

On Thursday, the relics of Spyridon were brought from Yaroslavl to Moscow, in Christ the Saviour Cathedral they were met by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. Together with the Metropolitan clergy, he made a solemn prayer, including prayer for the unity of the world Orthodoxy.

«Pray to Saint Spyridon, healed of our diseases, mental and bodily, to your prayers he strengthened the unity of the Orthodox Church, helped to overcome the division that are plagued by the body of the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. We believe that his intercession to the Lord softened will and evil heart, brighten the mind of those who don’t know what he’s doing,» said the Patriarch, addressing the gathering at the temple.

«The veneration of St. Spyridon in Russia goes back to antiquity. It is connected with his life, with his great deeds, including the defense of Orthodoxy at the first Ecumenical Council, with many miracles that through his prayers were done. But it is also to do with our living experience. Faith in the miraculous power of the remains of Saint Spyridon is not an illusion, a fantasy, a self. This is a representation of the real spiritual experience of people,» — said the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.

One of the greatest Christian saints, St Spyridon lived in Cyprus in the second half of III – first half of IV century. In Moscow, the access of pilgrims to the relics of the Saint will be open daily until October 14, from 8.00 to 20.00. Monday, October 15, after the morning service and the prayer service will take place solemn the right hand of Saint Spyridon from Moscow back to Corfu.

In Moscow will gain access to the relics of St. Spyridon of trimythous© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in fotopechat and place of stay of the relics of Spyridon in Russia

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