Vigil in Nea Ionia, Attica, with Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos. 6 November 2017

6 November 2017

With the honours accorded to a Head of State, the Precious Girdle of Our Lady the Mother of God left the Holy Mountain in order to be available for veneration by the Orthodox faithful in Greece in the Metropoles of Nea Ionia, Larissa and Aitoloakarnania.

Together with Elder Efraim, the venerable Abbot of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi, It was given in an official welcome in New Ionia on 3 November by Metropolitan Gavriil and a host of clergy and laity, since it is the sole heirloom we have of Our Lady’s life on earth.

To see the reception of the Precious Girdle of the Mother of God, click [ctrl + click]:

Today, Monday 6 November, at 20.30, in the church of the Holy Unmercenary Doctors, a vigil will be held, with Elder Efraim as the chief celebrant. During the service, the Precious Girdle will be on display for the faithful to venerate.