By the mercy of God and through the prayers of our Holy Patron Saint John, we were deemed worthy to celebrate the feast day of the Sacred Monastery. A great number of pilgrims gathered, numbering over 400, to honor Saint John’s memory. On the day of the feast, hundreds of pilgrims celebrated the Divine Liturgy, followed by a festive procession around the monastery grounds, during which the new cemetery and construction site of the new monastic cloister was blessed with Holy Water. A festive trapeza followed. Glory be to God for all things!
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.
St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church began as a mission parish in the year 2000, in a home chapel in Palm Coast, FL – a small town on Florida’s northeast coast located between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. After two years, it became necessary to have services in area community centers, rented for Sundays and other Holy Days. Read more...