More than 330 thousand people in 18 cities of Russia managed to venerate the relics of one of the most revered saints of the XX century – St. Luce of Crimea – two months. This was reported TASS the press service of the St. Andrew Foundation, which organized the bringing of the Shrine.
“Reliquary began its journey in Russia on 1 October. The Shrine is visited in Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Vladimir, Arkhangelsk, Severodvinsk and other cities. She first left for so long, the Holy Trinity convent of Simferopol. The relics have time to worship more than 330 thousand people”, – noted in press service.
The last city taking the relics will be Kaliningrad. November 23 here comes the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. “His Holiness will bring the relics of Saint Luke (Voyno-Yasenetsky), Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea, in Kaliningrad, will also lead a prayer before the Holy relics in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. From 23 to 27 November to the Shrine in Kaliningrad will be able to attend,” – said the press service of Fund of Andrey Pervozvannogo.
In the Bryansk relics of the Holy Hierarch Luke (Voyno-Yasenetsky), Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea were brought to Bryansk regional children’s onkogematologichesky dispensary and children’s hospital. The ark with the relics was established for the worship of the mother of God “vsetsaritsa” in the children’s cancer center, and the clergy sang the magnification to the Saint. Then the little patients of the Oncology center with his parents was gathered to the great Shrine.
“In the children’s oncohematological center treating children suffering from life-threatening diseases, and there is a serious fight for their lives. Today a great joy — to the walls of the hospital brought the relics of St. Luke. So parents prayed with tears in his eyes and was applied to the Shrine in the hope of healing their children”, — said the Director of the charity Fund “Vanya” Irina Tsygankova.
Then the ark with relics of St. Luke moved to the children’s hospital and set on the ground floor. The Shrine could bow to everyone.
In Chelyabinsk the ark with relics of St. Luke was taken to the temple under construction on the territory of city hospital №6. Here in 2015 an Orthodox parish, whose patron is the Saint of God.
The faithful lined up in front of an unfinished temple. Despite the difficult conditions and lack of heating in the temple, served a moleben, after which the believers could come to the Shrine. “The temple is located on the territory of city clinical hospital №6. And when we appealed to the ruling Bishop, Bishop Nikodim, was chosen by the healers of the Orthodox. Of course, on hearing the great Martyr Panteleimon, Cosmas and Damian. But decided to give a name to this temple in honor of the Russian Holy physician, our Russian Panteleimon – the St. Luke of Crimea. The Bishop with the blessed joy that the temple was called exactly,” said the Abbot of the temple priest Andrey kovševnyj.
In the temple Shrine brought only two hours. The Abbot immediately began to serve moleben. Since the choir was not singing of the akathist joined the congregation, many well-known hymns touchingly performed all the temple – as was customary in the ancient Eastern Church. In the queue to the Shrine – not only doctors and patients, but also inhabitants of Metallurgical area, parishioners of the Church.
“The most revered in this temple, it turns out, Saint! Times a temple in honor of it being built. This is the people see? Also read. Because everyone has sores some and everybody wants a good doctor to find. Therefore, the people and comes. No people have healthy now. Still everyone has some kind of pain… Here’s a story,” says parishioner Sergey Kosciuszko.
In Vladivostok in the radiology Department of Primorsky cancer center October 3, 2018 was brought the icon and the small Shrine with the relics of St. Luke of Crimea.
In the walls of the dispensary, a moleben was served to the Saint. Says assistant head of scotdale diocese Inna N. Chistyakova: “Patients were able to venerate the relics and icon. Bishop Innokenty has anointed each with oil, consecrated on the relics of the Holy Hierarch Luke of Crimea. The office sprinkled with Holy water, handed out icons, hagiography and hymns. Patients thanked the Bishop, priests and volunteers for the opportunity to honor the Shrine away; the healing footprint”.
There are numerous testimonies of how prayers to the Saint brought deliverance from disease. Here is told about his pilgrimage to the Crimea, Vladyka Innokenty:
— Numerous testimonies of healings from the relics are recorded in a special Book of the miraculous acts Luke of Crimea at the Holy Trinity convent of Simferopol, where the tomb of the Saint. As you know about St. Luke, he in his earthly life was an eminent physician, a surgeon, many sufferers have been cured from diseases.
In Omsk the ark with the relics was brought to the Oncology clinic.
The second city clinical hospital named after Archbishop Luka Tambov has also taken the Shrine. All interested hospital staff, 25 years named after the Saint could touch the ark.
– Archbishop Luka for all of us not just one of the most revered Orthodox saints, but also very personal part of our shared history. We consider him the patron Saint of our hospital, an invisible helper in all our Affairs and undertakings, a role model for all health care workers – said the chief doctor of the hospital Marina Macedonian. In her view, the bringing of the relics of the glorified in the life of a surgeon in the hospital is a landmark and historic event.
At the personal request of the mother of a sick the relics of St. Luke was taken to the hospital in Nizhny Novgorod.
Mail a press-services of Fund of Andrey Pervozvannogo 16 Oct wrote Natalia Kartashova from Nizhny Novgorod.
– Today I read that the relics of St. Luke of Crimea will be brought to Nizhny Novgorod, and on October 24 it will carry on hospitals.
Is it possible the bringing of the relics of clinical neurological hospital №2 on ul. Goncharova 1D, – wrote Natalia.
The woman told in the letter about the serious illness of his son, who was beaten in the street, and expressed his hope in the mercy of God. Natalia told about the miracle of St. Luke, which was performed on her eyes in the intensive care unit.
– Perhaps the Lord will produce a miracle. The more that one miracle happened in intensive care, where lay my son. Next to him on the neighboring bed was lying a boy, Kirill. He told me after he came to himself, that for him in the intensive care unit came to St. Luke and said that he is young and to live Yes to live. After that Cyril miraculously quickly began to recover, although doctors said he had no chance. My son is always next to the icon of St. Luke. And my husband and in 2016 in Simferopol was applied to it directly to the flesh without glass. I feel incredible warmth from this Saint. I hope in the mercy of God and the Miracle – wrote Natalia.
In young patients Arkhangelsk Arkhangelsk regional children’s hospital were able to venerate the relics of the Holy Hierarch Luke (Voyno-Yasenetsky). The ark with the relics was brought in the Department of palliative care and chimioterapia.
“In the prayer room at the children’s chemotherapy, we celebrated a short prayer service. To meet with the St. it’s a lot of kids and their parents. In the palliative ward, where patients in serious condition, the ark was carried in the chamber”, — said the head of the diocesan Department for medical and social service Archpriest Alexei Denisov.
In some cities, the ark with the relics of the healer managed to bring in several institutions, including onkodispansere, hospital, boarding schools for orphans and other medical and social institutions.
From 19 to 22 of November the Shrine with the relics of the doctor and the Archbishop are available in Arkhangelsk, Severodvinsk and Novodvinsk. Given the number of believers, it was decided to add to the route of bringing two remote Northern town.
Metropolitan Arkhangelsk and Kholmogory Daniel November 20, celebrated the divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Church of Severodvinsk. In the Church were brought to the ark with the relics of the Holy Hierarch Luke (Voyno-Yasenetsky), which could put hundreds of people.
“We are happy people, we came to St. Luke to help, said the Lord in a sermon. — He heals not only the body but also the soul. Therefore, it is necessary to ask him primarily about the healing of spiritual infirmities. The body will sooner or later come to decay, but the soul is immortal and it is important that she is healthy. Asking the St. Luke first of all, soul healing, please pray about earthly needs”.
The relics of St. Luke were delivered to hospitals and dispensaries of Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk.
Read more about the relic can be found on the website luka2018.ru.
According to the website of the Fund of St. Andrew.