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Relics of the prelate Spyridon of Trimythous meet in Krasnodar - RIA Novosti, 8/24/2018

MOSCOW/KRASNODAR, 24 Aug — RIA Novosti. The ark with a right hand (the right hand) of the prelate Spyridon of Trimythous on Friday will be delivered from the Greek island of Corfu to Russia, Krasnodar will become the first point of stay of a Christian shrine, and then till October 15 the ark will visit a number of the cities of Russia, including Moscow and St. Petersburg. "The prelate Spiridon is the most great Saint who is esteemed by Orthodox Christians in all ends of the globe, but it isn't so simple to get to Corfu where there are his incorruptible relics. Therefore we are grateful to the Corfu metropolitanate for a possibility of bringing of a right hand of this remarkable Saint in limits of Russian Orthodox Church and are convinced that bringing of relics of the prelate will spiritually strengthen our people" — the press secretary of the patriarch of ROC Kirill the priest Alexander Volkov has told. Earlier the right hand of the prelate Spiridon was already brought to Russia for worship of believers, but this time on blessing of the patriarch for the first time the ark with a shrine will visit 12 dioceses of ROC. The organization of an action was undertaken by Fund of a name of the Saint prince Vladimir equal to the apostles. As have specified in fund, in Krasnodar relics will be in St. Catherine's Cathedral, access to them will be open round the clock from August 24 to August 29. "We expect pilgrims from all Southern Federal District" — the representative of cathedral Yana Toporkova has told. "Molebny singing (will take place – an edition) 11:00 Moscow time (on August 24)" — informs the website of the Ekaterina's cathedral. © Photo: the photo is provided by the press service of VRNS of Power of the admiral Ushakov delivered in Pushkin from where will transfer to Kronshtadtposle 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



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