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Zakynthos: Celebrations for the Patron Saint of the Island, Saint Dionysios

With the appropriate ecclesiastical grandeur and religious devotion, the celebrations of the feast of the transfer of the sacred relics of the Island’s Protector and Patron Saint, Saint Dionysios, from Strofades, began in Zakynthos.

On Wednesday morning, 23 August 2023, in the Holy Sanctuary of the Katholikon of the Holy Imperial and Stavropegial Monastery of the Strofades and Saint Dionysios of Zakynthos, the Brotherhood of the Monastery placed before the Holy Altar Table the venerable relic of Saint Dionysios, an event that was greeted with joyous ringing of bells from the bell tower of the Church.

In the afternoon on the same day, there was the official Descent of His Eminence Metropolitan Dionysios of Zakynthos from the Holy Monastery of Strofades to the Holy Church of Saint Dionysios. This was followed by a Doxology with a procession of the Holy Relic of Saint Dionysios inside the Church and then a Great Poly-Hierarchical Vespers was held, presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan Daniel of Axomi, who also preached the Divine Word.

Also present for the Great Vespers were Their Eminences, Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Dodoni, Metropolitan Ioannis of Zambia and Locum Tenens of the Holy Diocese of Mozambique, Their Graces, Bishop Silvestros of Jinja and Eastern Uganda, Bishop Nikodimos of Neiloupolis, as well as the local shepherd, His Eminence Metropolitan Dionysios IV of Zakynthos, while the cleric of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia, Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne, Father Nikolaos Bozikis, was present, among others.

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