In Yekaterinburg the relics of St. Spyridon is venerated more than 60 thousand people


From August 30 to September 2, 2018 in Yekaterinburg was the ark with the right hand of St. Spyridon. These days the Shrine bowed to more than 60 thousand people, reports patriarhiei.

In the night of 1 September 2, the Metropolitan of Yekaterinburg and Verkhoturye Kirill celebrated the divine Liturgy in the Church on the Blood.

His Eminence was co-served by: diocesan administration’s Secretary of the Ekaterinburg diocese, hieromonk Kirill (Korytko), rector of the Ekaterinburg theological Seminary, rector of Holy Trinity Cathedral Archpriest Nikolai Maleta, Secretary of the Diocesan Council of the Yekaterinburg diocese, rector of the Church of Derzhavnaya Mother of God hegumen Veniamin (Rinkov), senior priest of the Church on the Blood, head of the Department of social service, the Dean of the Christmas County churches of Yekaterinburg, the Dean of the Cathedral of the assumption Archpriest Eugene Popichenko, the Dean of all saints district the temples of Ekaterinburg, the rector of the Church of St. Stephen of Perm, Archpriest Nikolai Tarantina, Advisor to the ruling Bishop on legal matters the prior of a temple “the Big Chrysostom” priest Victor yavich, Director of the missionary Department of the Yekaterinburg diocese, rector of the Church of the Annunciation priest Daniel Ryabinin, senior priest of the Church of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God priest ALEKSY Rusin, senior priest, St. John the Baptist Cathedral, priest Paul Kononenko, the clergy of the Church on the Blood, and the Yekaterinburg diocese.

The service was celebrated in the lower chapel of the Temple-monument on the Blood, in the “Royal room” was built on the site of the martyrdom of the Holy Royal martyrs.


In his archpastoral homily after the Liturgy, Metropolitan of Yekaterinburg and Verkhoturye Kirill thanked Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill and Metropolitan Nectarios (Greek Orthodox Church), blessed of the relics of Saint Spyridon in Russia.

At the conclusion of the Liturgy the ark with the relics of the departed to Krasnoyarsk.

In Russia, the Shrine will remain until October 15. To venerate the relics in the Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo, the Moscow region, Tula, St-Petersburg, Tver, Saratov, Cheboksary, Yaroslavl and Moscow. Of the relics of Saint Spyridon is organized by the Charitable Fund named after Saint Prince Vladimir. The Fund, established in 2015, support social initiatives, charitable and educational programs. Detailed information about the offering placed on the site

According to the website of the Ekaterinburg diocese

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