Thousands of Greeks venerate Belt of the Theotokos (+ Photo, Video)

Patras, November 8, 2016

    

Thousands of faithful in the city of Patras greeted a relic of the Athonite monastery of Vatopedi, the Belt of the Theotokos, reports Agion Oros.

    

    

The huge procession with the Belt of the Theotokos was accompanied by several military and civilian bands, as well as an honor guard.

    

In front of the cathedral of St. Andrew the First-Called the clergy and people together sang the Greek national anthem.

According to Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Patras, it was a “great honor and blessing” for the residents of the city to receive such a relic in such difficult times for Greece and all of Orthodoxy.

Accompanying the Belt of the Theotokos, the abbot of Vatopedi, Archimandrite Ephraim noted that “the Theotokos performs miracles and is bringing the people comfort and a blessing.”

The Athonite relic will remain in the cathedral of St. Andrew the First-Called until November 9.

    

    

The flood of faithful desiring to venerate the Belt of the Theotokos has not dried up.

Translated by Jesse Dominick

Pravoslavie.ru

11/8/2016

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The Apostles gave Her most pure body over to burial with sacred hymns, and on the third day they opened the tomb so as once more to venerate the remains of the Mother of God together with the Apostle Thomas, who had arrived then in Jerusalem. But they did not find the body in the tomb and in perplexity they returned to their own place; and then, during their meal, the Mother of God Herself appeared to them in the air, shining with heavenly light, and informed them that Her Son had glorified Her body also, and She, resurrected, stood before His Throne. At the same time She promised to be with them always.
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