With the blessing of Metropolitan Agathangelus the Relics of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki will be delivered to Odesa 21 January.
According to their information, the shrine is to be delivered by delegation of the Church of Greece, headed by Metropolitan Panteleimon.
The right hand is going to be kept at the Saint Iliya’s Male Monastery till January 28.
INFORMATIOIN: Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki was a Christian martyr, who lived in the early 4th century. During the Middle Ages, he came to be revered as one of the most important Orthodox military saints, often paired with Saint George. His feast day is 26 October for Christians following the Gregorian calendar and 8 November for Christians following the Julian calendar.