Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The Holy Zoni (Belt) of the Theotokos to visit Patras, Greece
The Holy Zoni (Belt) of the Theotokos to visit Patras, Greece (source)
The Holy and wondrous Belt (Zoni) of the Theotokos, one of the only treasures of the Theotokos to have survived to our days, and treasured by the Monastery of Vatopedi on Mount Athos, will soon make one of its rare trips outside of the Holy Mountain. On Friday November 4th, 2016, the Belt of the Theotokos will be taken to the Church of St. Andrew in Patras, Greece. This is part of the weeks of celebration in honor of St. Andrew First-Called Apostle in the city of Patras, where he was martyred and where his holy relics are treasured to this day. The Belt of the Theotokos will remain until November 9th, 2016.
Most-holy Theotokos, save us!