Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Holy Belt of the Theotokos to visit Veria, Greece

Elder Ephraim of Vatopedi Monastery bearing the Holy Belt (Zoni) of the Theotokos, on their recent trip to Russia (source)

I post this especially for the women, children, or anyone else who may be unable to reach Vatopedi Monastery to venerate this wondrous treasure from the Theotokos. Please take advantage of receiving the Panagia's blessing, if you are able.

During the celebration of the 20th "Pavleia" [celebration in honor of St. Paul] of the Holy Metropolis of Veria, Naousis and Kampanias, on June 24th at 6:30PM, the Holy Belt [Zoni] of the Theotokos from the Great and Holy Monastery of Vatopedi [Mount Athos] will arrive in Veria.

The program of the arrival consists of the reception on Metropoleos street of the the town by the Mayor, and continues with a litany of the Holy Belt to the Metropolis Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, where they will be put forward for veneration by the faithful.

The Holy Belt will remain in the church until June 30th at 11AM, at which point it will leave again for Mount Athos.

Every day the following feasts will be celebrated:
7-10AM - Orthros and Divine Liturgy
11:30AM - Paraklesis
6:00PM - Vespers
8:00PM - Paraklesis

The Church will remain open from 7am to 10pm.

For the website of the Metropolis, see here.
Most-holy Theotokos, save us!

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