Summer 2021 Pastoral Visits of Metropolitan Demetrius

His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius has been traveling a lot (by car), visiting parishes and parishioners.

On July 19/August 1, he served at the Church of Saint Seraphim of Sarov in Richmond, Virginia. After Vespers on the previous day, he gave a talk to the parishioners. After the festive meal on the feast day, he spoke again. In the evening of the same day, he traveled to Maryland to serve Vespers for the feast of the Holy Prophet Elias at Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church. The next day, he served Matins and Liturgy.

He returned to the monastery for less than a day, and then traveled to Independence, Ohio, where the Church of All Saints is located. From there, he traveled to Detroit, Michigan for the Grand Opening of the Church of Saint Irene of Chrysovalantou, and the ordination of Father Leonidas Pittos to the priesthood. His Eminence remained there for four days, daily serving the services for the feast days, concluding with the feast of Saint Irene of Chrysovalantou.

Please pray for our Metropolitan as he will continue to travel through the next two months.

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A Miracle of Saint Spyridon

This miracle of Saint Spyridon took place in Mandra, Greece in 1926.

It was 12/25 December, 1926. The state Church of Greece adopted the Papal calendar and with the help of the Greek government persecuted all those who did not accept the Papal calendar. The faithful Orthodox Christians of Mandra woke up and headed to their Church to celebrate the Feast of Saint Spyridon. When they reached the Church they saw that the door to the Church had been secured with chains and the faithful could not enter. Before leaving the Church to return to their homes they stuck their candles on the door. As soon as the last person placed his candles on the door

the chains broke and fell. The faithful, confirmed in their Faith, entered the Church and celebrated the Feast of Saint Spyridon.

The miracle was reported the next day by the newspaper Skrip.

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