The icon arrived within the all-Ukrainian cross procession through the Apostolic
The icon arrived in the city as part of the national Apostolic procession through the waters of the Dnieper.
21 Jul icon of the Apostle St. Andrew, written in the convent of Greece, met in the Church in honor of St. Prophet, forerunner and Baptist John in the river, reports “the Bridge-Dnepr”.
The miraculous icon of St. Andrew with the relics and of the cross on which he was crucified, written in the convent of Patras, is headed to Kyiv for the celebration 1030-anniversary of the Baptism of Rus by the Apostle, on the Dnieper. Metropolitan Chrysostomos, the Manager Patrickou the Archdiocese invested in the icon of the Holy relics of the Apostle and of the cross on which he was crucified.
Revered by the Orthodox faithful the icon of St. Andrew, with the relics of the Holy Apostle and of the cross, filigree prescribed by the nuns of the monastery of Saint Nicholas in Patras.
It was in Patras on an X-shaped cross was crucified St. Andrew being the patron Saint of Kiev. According to legend, the Apostle Andrew landed in the Crimea and passed through the lands of the country, which later became known as Rus’, Kyiv and came to Balaam.