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Relics of the prelate Spiridon are brought to St. Catherine's Cathedral of Krasnodar - RIA Novosti, 8/24/2018


KRASNODAR, 24 Aug — RIA Novosti. The ark with a right hand (the right hand) of the prelate Spyridon of Trimythous from the Greek island of Corfu is brought to St. Catherine's Cathedral of Krasnodar, the correspondent of RIA Novosti tells. The Christian shrine was met at the airport of Krasnodar around 11.00 Moscow time. At an entrance to Sacred and Ekaterinsky cathedral of power of Spyridon of Trimythous several hundreds of believers expected since the morning. The turn of persons interested to be put to a shrine was extended from the cathedral yard on the street for the whole quarter. Public order was kept several police officers and Cossacks. There are representatives of the regional authorities. Among meeting also there was a consul general of Cyprus in Krasnodar Ilias Mavrokefalos. In St. Catherine's Cathedral on the occasion of bringing of relics the prayer with participation of the Metropolitan of Yekaterinodar and Kuban Isidor has begun. Access to relics in St. Catherine's Cathedral will be open round the clock till August 29. The cathedral expects pilgrims from all Southern Federal District. © RIA Novosti / Sergey Pyatakov to Pass into an image bank "Means, but don't aim": why people stand in an hours-long queue to a moshchamposla of Kuban an ark with Spyridon of Trimythous's right hand will deliver to Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo, the Moscow region, Tula, St. Petersburg, Tver, Saratov, Cheboksary and Yaroslavl. Relics will be in Moscow from September 22 to October 15, believers will be able to bow to them in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. From September 7 to September 9 the ark with a shrine will be brought to three temples situated near Moscow — Kirillo-Mefodiyevsky in Podolsk, Sacred and Dukhovsky in the village Shkin and Assumption Cathedral of the city of Kolomna. Everywhere, except the capital, access to relics will be organized round the clock — the exception is connected with repair work in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The prelate Spyridon of Trimythous was born at the end of the 3rd century on the island of Cyprus. It is known that he was a shepherd, I had the wife and children. Future prelate gave all the funds for needs of neighbors and wanderers for what has been rewarded by a gift of wonderful creation and healing hopelessly of patients. After the death of the wife Spiridon has been elected the bishop of the city of Trimifunta. According to the church legend, the prelate Spiridon has made a set of miracles: on his prayers the drought stopped, patients recovered, oil in a church icon lamp was multiplied. Foreseeing secret sins of people, the Saint called them for repentance and correction. He, even being the bishop, still the pass of sheep also worked in the field. About 348 during a prayer the prelate Spiridon has died and has been buried in the temple of Saint apostles in Trimifunta. In the middle of the 7th century of his power have been transferred to Constantinople, and in 1453 — on the island of Corfu. Here, in the city of Corfu, they are also until now stored in the temple for the sake of Spyridon of Trimythous.

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