At Least 150 Thousand Believers Came to St. Spyridon of Tremithous’ Relics in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

At least 150 thousand of believers came to the relics of the Holy Hierarch Spyridon of Tremithous at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra during a week (April 26- May 3), – reported archimandrite Varsonofy, the monastery provisor.

“It was the Greek delegation that helped us to count the people, issuing the so-called “filahta”, small paper icons with a piece of cloth, blessed on the relics of the Holy Hierarch.
According to the Greek clergymen, they distributed already 125 000 icons of the kind while the relics remained in Lavra.
However these icons were not given out on the regular basis, therefore, by our calculations, at least 150 thousand of faithful paid veneration to the relics, archimandrite Varsonofy said.