Metropolitan of Odessa and Izmail Agafangel
Celebrations on the occasion of the celebration of the Iveron icon of the mother of God was led by Metropolitan of Odessa and Izmail Agafangel.
October 26, 2018, a day of veneration of the Iverskaya icon of the Iveron monastery of Odessa hosted a celebration in honor of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the monastery, reports the website of the Odessa diocese.
On the feast day of Metropolitan Agafangel served divine Liturgy in concelebration of vicar Bishop Yuzhnensky Diodorus and Victor, Bishop of Artsyz Victor, as well as numerous clergy and monks.
After the Liturgy, a festive moleben before the Iveron image of the Mother of God, which is written Svyatogorsk monks, and consecrated on the original miraculous icon.
Then the Metropolitan addressed the faithful with a homily in which he congratulated everyone on the 20th anniversary of the founding of Holy Iveron monastery, stressing that this Holy monastery was another spiritual center of Odessa.
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