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Saturday, 7 February 2015

Relic of St Demetrios of Salonika the Great Martyr Brought to Moscow from Greece

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The website of Novospassky Monastery noted that on 5 February, a Greek Orthodox Church delegation, headed by Metropolitan Panteleimon Kalpakidis of Veria and Naousa arrived in Moscow from Greece bringing a reliquary containing the hand of St Demetrios of Salonika the Great Martyr. At the airport, the superior of the Novospassky Stavropegial Monastery and the MP First Deputy Chancellor, Bishop Savva Mikheyev of Voskresensk met the delegation. From the airport, they took the reliquary to the Novospassky Monastery, where the clergy served a molieben at the Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. St Demetrios is the patron saint of soldiers, so, students of the Moscow M A Sholokhov Cossack Cadet Corps, pupils of the Aleksandr Nevsky Cadet Corps of the SK RF, and members of the Union of Paratroopers and the “Combat Brotherhood” came to venerate the relics. After the service, Bishop Savva thanked Metropolitan Panteleimon for giving believers the opportunity to venerate the holy relics of St Demetrios in the Novospassky Monastery, saying, “The coming to us of the reliquary with the relics of St Demetrios is a mercy and a grace from God. After all, the zeal of the Holy Warrior Demetrios was so great that people called him a ‘Second Apostle Paul’”. In his speech, Bishop Savva also noted that the relics arrived in Russia during the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory over Fascism.

6 February 2015


MP official website



This shows that the Church of Greece stands with Russia, not with the USA. The bringing of the relics of an explicitly military saint shows that the Church of Greece stands against the demonic Uniate junta. You may bow before the relics of St Demetrios or kiss the Pope of Rome’s ass… there’s no other alternative. It’s war and we have to choose sides. Choose wisely…

This is how an Orthodox society prepares for a possible war. It brings out its relics for the soldiers to venerate before marching off with the colours. Note well that Orthodox Greece and Russia stand together… the Greeks aren’t siding with the godless Mammon-worshipping Americans.


Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan Still in Hospital… He Venerated Relics of Great Martyr St Demetrius of Salonika

Great Martyr St Demetrius of Salonika

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Undated (before the 17th century?)



The reliquary with a relic of Great Martyr St Demetrius of Salonika was taken to the hospital suite of Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan of Kiev and all the Ukraine. Metropolitan Vladimir venerated the relic of the saint, after which the reliquary was taken back to the Church of the Elevation of the Holy Cross of the Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra, according to the UOC/MP official website. The hand of the saint was brought to Kiev on the eve of the feastday of St Demetrius, 7 November. Believers will be able to venerate the relic at the Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra until 11 November. Then, the reliquary containing the saint’s right hand will visit churches in Kiev and other Ukrainian cities. A few days ago, Archbishop Aleksandr Drabinko of Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky and Vishnevsky said that Metropolitan Vladimir’s condition remains serious, but stable. Vladyki Vladimir takes communion regularly and asked his flock to pray for him. As reported earlier, on 30 October, Metropolitan Vladimir underwent hospitalisation. In late September, he was discharged from hospital after recovering from surgery on 16 September for a hip fracture.

8 November 2011



Editor’s Note:

There is NO reportage anywhere on whether Vladyki Vladimir’s still in the ICU. Ergo, the only thing that I can report is that he’s still in hospital… circumstance unknown, last report being that he was in serious, but stable, condition.


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