Limassol, Cyprus, May 25, 2021
St. Matrona the Wonderworker of Moscow is one of the most beloved saints in the Orthodox Church today, highly venerated throughout Russia and the entire Orthodox world.
On Sunday, His Eminence Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Archangel Michael in Monovoliko for the transferred feast of St. Matrona, reports the Metropolis of Limassol.
Following the festive service, His Eminence and all the clergy and faithful moved to the Chapel of St. Matrona being built next to the Church of St. Michael. The Metropolitan blessed the site with holy water and ceremoniously laid the foundation stone.
The service was attended by the Russian ambassador to Cyprus and the mayor of the Cypriot town of Kato Polemidia.
In May 2017, the Church of St. Andrew and All Russian Saints, built in the Russian architectural style, was consecrated in the Metropolis of Tamassos. The service began with the arrival of the relics of many great Russian saints, including those of St. Matrona.