Simferopol, August 19, 2016
The Cypriot Orthodox Church has reported miracles occurring with its believers when relics of St. Luka (Voino-Yasenetsky) were brought there.
The reliquary with a particle of relics was brought to Cyprus from Crimea, staying on the island from May 31 to June 14.
Metropolitan Isaiah of Tamassos and Orinis wrote in his letter to Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, cited by the press service of the Crimean Diocese, that a woman saw the holy doctor in her dream, who told her about her illness about which she knew nothing, and said he would heal her when his relics would be brought to Agia Varvara village on June 1.
"The woman visited the doctor who confirmed she was ill. The woman was cured and she told us about it when the shrine was in the church," the letter reads.
The second case happened with a three-year-old boy who had leukemia.
"His father could not find a donor for a bone marrow transplantation. They attended a prayer service to St. Luke and the next day managed to find a donor," Metropolitan Isaiah writes.
Archbishop Luke (born Valentin Felixovich Voino-Yasenetsky) was born in Kerch on April 27, 1877. After graduation from high school he decided that he had to devote himself only to the things "useful for suffering people," and chose medicine. After graduating from the university the future archbishop was involved in medical practice and scientific research. He worked as a surgeon in Tashkent in the 1920's and actively participated in Church life, attending sessions of the Church fraternity.
After three years of priestly ministry, Father Valentin took monastic vows and was given the name of the Apostle, Evangelist and Doctor Luke. Hieromonk Luke was secretly consecrated to the bishopric on May 30, 1923. He went through numerous arrests, trials and exiles.
Archbishop Luke was the governing archpastor of the Crimean Diocese from 1946 to 1961. He died on June 11, 1961 on the Feast of All Russian Saints. Numerous miraculous healings have occurred through his prayers. The holy relics of Archbishop Luke were found in 1996 and today are preserved in Holy Trinity Cathedral in Simferopol.