With the blessing of his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on 24 August 2018 from Corfu in Russia for the worship and spiritual support of believers will come the greatest Christian relic — hand of St. Spyridon, reports patriarhiei.
For millions of Orthodox believers in Russia, this event will be a unique opportunity to touch the relics of St. Spyridon, which is on a par with St. Nicholas the Wonderworker worships the whole Christian world.
Date of stay of the ark with the Holy relics in Russia — from 24 August to 15 October. To worship the relic will be in 12 regions of Russia: Krasnodar, Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo, the Moscow region, Tula, St-Petersburg, Tver, Saratov, Cheboksary, Yaroslavl and Moscow.
“St Spyridon is the greatest Saint, worship, Orthodox in all parts of the globe, but not so easy to get to the island of Corfu, where his incorrupt relics. Therefore, we are grateful to Corfu metropolis for the opportunity of taking the hand of this remarkable Saint in the Russian Orthodox Church. Previously the right hand of St. Spyridon was already brought within our Church, but this time with the blessing of his Holiness Patriarch Kirill for the first time, the ark with the relics will visit 12 dioceses. Due to this long and wide in geography at people who know and love this great Saint, will be able without much difficulty to venerate his Holy relics. The entire route of stay of the Shrine in Russia takes on the Foundation behalf of Prince Vladimir. In the Russian Church are convinced that the bringing of the relics of St. Spyridon will spiritually strengthen our people,” — said the press Secretary of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia priest Alexander Volkov.
Of the relics of Saint Spyridon is organized by the Charitable Fund named after Vladimir. The Fund, established in 2015, support social initiatives, charitable and educational programs.